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    What is a “Chassidishe Chinuch?”

    Op-Ed: Does a "Chasidishe education" mean teaching our mesorah in the exact same way that it has been taught for thousands of years? Full Story

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    Yasher Koach to our Chassideshe Melamdim!
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    Yasher Koach to our Chassideshe Melamdim!

    Granted there is a new for Melamdim to learn teaching skills. However, who is insuring that our Melamdim have the Ikar: Yiras Shamayim, Dugma Chaya, Ahavas hatalmidim & dedication. No proffessional courses can create that authentic Melamed.

    Its about time...
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    Its about time...

    we had a Machon to give Shiurim & farbrengens to our melamdim on the yesodos of being a Chassideshe Melamed. There is so much from Rabboyseinu Neseinu on Chinuch, besides for Chazals, Rishonim & Achronim. After a Melamed is fluent in our rich history in Chassideshe Chinuch, should he learn proffessional skills from people that have a Hashgachah on their classes.

    All True But...
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    All True But...

    Of course, Chassidishe Chinuch and professionalism do not have to be a contradiction; after all, one is the content and other is just the tools. HOWEVER, the question is where the “professional methods” come from and who teaches them. Often, the premises upon which modern methodologies are based, however similar to Chassidishe Chinuch they seem at surface, are really a diversion from it. And those slight hints of kaltkeit to our values are very dangerous. For example, much of the ideas at the core of Montessori and other such methods ring true, based on “Chanoch Lenaar Al Pi Darko”. But… Read more »

    to # 1
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    to # 1

    a wise (chasidesheh) yid, put it simply, regarding teachers
    the chasidshkiat – is who you are.
    the skill – is what you do (or how you do it).

    not enough
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    not enough

    we also have to address the fact that not all children learn in the same way and THATS OK. its no shame if a kid cant fit in a mainstream class room all the time. also those in the mainstream classroom need other ways of getting them to soak in the learning. we live in a city with many distractions. as the child gets older other skills should be encouraged like woodworking, computer science, athletics. its a shame that the whole child approach has had a hard time making it into the mainstream. also the teachers need more support from… Read more »

    nowadays that so many chasidishe young
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    nowadays that so many chasidishe young

    married people can’t get a place for shlichus, it’s the best time to try and get them to be the best teachers for our mosdos chinuch. It is obvious that the way things are playing themselves today in mosdos chinuch, especially in Crown Heights it’s not working out to the fullest to put it mildly. Non נוגע בדבר mashpiim of the old generation, together with some, with-it, chassidishe young men and selected rabbonim, (not young parents or those that have money) should conduct a revision of principals, staff and their curriculums. children that come from homes where there is a… Read more »

    All true BUT
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    All true BUT

    You need the right person and they need to know how. So if you have the wrong person (or currently he is the wrong person because he is not the Chassidishe Yid you need as a teacher) then even if they are good tools,you are putting the tools in the wrong hands. Let’s be honest, when I was in yeshiva I sat and learned nigla and chassidus and davvened for hours had a Koch in Mivtzoim would farbreng on Yomei depagra and Thursday nights. We wiuld sit through hours at a time of the rebbes farbrengens and learn the weekly… Read more »

    To #3
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    To #3

    This is a great point. That’s why as an educator I try to balance various approaches. I feel that any one approach taken to the extreme is bound to miss something. However we need to take the best of the tools that are out there.

    Great hasgofa
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    Great hasgofa

    Rabbi Silver
    Torah Umesorah is the tops in professional training courses , with years of training experience for both teachers and principals. They also have a new state of the art resource
    library for teachers located conveniently in Flatbush.

    To 3
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    To 3

    Exactly my thoughts.

    Hotham 92
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    Hotham 92

    Something is obviously lacking in our system

    These days it is a case of ‘unusal’ to find a family that hasn’t got at least one child ‘freid out’ – as they call it.

    And mainly in FFB families.

    What would teh rebbe have advised?
    Who knows!

    But maybe there is truth in what we are often told that mixing kids from chassidish families and those from non-frum ones – do

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