Effective Learning Tool Typepad

Real live cases, with real live people. 

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Curriculum

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Curriculum is good. It is good for schools. It is good for teachers who do not want to use their creative juices, but to work along some beaten path. But every good thing has some bad sides to it.  Even a beaten path can sometimes lose the adventurous intuitiveness, creativeness of the wilderness. Schools are…

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Tools for Lashon Hakodesh 3

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For proper learning, we need to tap into the inner drive of the one who is learning. What do the students want the most? They want to know what they are saying!!! They wish they knew what the words of Kriat Shema meant! ( For some reason, they don’t) They wish they knew what Birkat…

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Tools for Lashon Hakodesh 2

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So what types of modules are there? I ask the child(some of these are 60 year old children who were deprived from the language their whole life), what does the word Achal mean? And the child says Eating. Eat. And I throw up my hands and say (something I cannot do as a teacher in…

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Tools for Lashon Hakodesh

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What are the first steps in helping students with Lashon Hakodesh? Tool 1. If we teach Dikduk as dry Dikduk, it will never work. We need to teach it as modules. We need to teach it in a way that it can be understood, not just as a given. I highly recommend working with the…

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Mastering Lashon Hakodesh

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R Noach Wienberg zt”l  lit Aish Hatorah because he could not bear seeing a spiritual holocaust in America.  R Yonason Rosenblum wrote, regarding R Noach’s passion, there is a spiritual Holocaust facing the Jewish people today no less devastating in its implications for the Am Hashem than the physical extermination of six million Jews in the Holocaust.…

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Whose problem is it?

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A common question I need to ask when coaching someone is, who has the problem. Are you looking for change, or is someone else sending you to change, because they can’t deal with you? The other day, a certain friend I know from London asked me for a good therapist to go to. I asked…

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Proud to get a 60

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The first thing I did on my first day on the job as a Rebbi for post high school, was reinstall test taking. Test taking is one of the most beneficial ways for a person to be able to “own” the information. To review it in a way that you can answer it later, is…

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Widening your options

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When the learner gets stuck, he says I don’t know. I don’t understand. This inner voice stops the learner from being able to think. It shuts off the learning engine. It turns off the “thinking cap”. Then “spacing out” kicks in. Just changing the wording to I don’t know yet, I don’t understand yet, keeps…

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Stand for Talmud study (stender for gemara in Hebrew)

The way our ancestors learnt…

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The other day I met an 8th grade Rebbe, and we started speaking. When he asked me what I do, I told him. I am an Effective Learning Coach, for 7th , 8th grade, through high school. So he asked me what my method is based off of. I told him that parts of the method are based…

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