Are You Wondering Why Your Graduating Students Can't Tiche Chumash? The "12 Myths About Vocabulary Instruction" Will Be An Eye-Opener For You.
I warmly recommend Rabbi Aichenbaum’s Kriah Course.
Since I don’t know the budget of any given prospective participant, I can’t advise as to how “moser nefesh” one should be in order to take the course; however, I can certainly testify that R' Aichenbaum presents priceless advice and guidance drawn from a wealth of experience. He discusses a variety of problems and approaches to dealing with them. He even shows several video clips of kriah remediation with students who have difficulties. Comments and feedback from participants also add much to the experience, in the spirit of אז נדברו....
In considering if this course is the right thing for you, bear in mind that the course is not a ‘kriah from scratch’ course which would take the aspiring kriah teacher by the hand from the very beginning stages. Rather, the course assumes some prior knowledge and experience. If you do need some more basic guidance, however, such as which textbooks or curriculum is best, I’m sure that Rabbi Aichenbaum could also give some recommendations on that as well.
As with anything, one will have to put in some time after the course to think it over and develop ways to adapt the ideas to your circumstances.
Yosef Dovid Rosenberg
Manchester, England (formerly of Oswego, New York)
I met a 6th grade rebbe from Texas on Pesach. He told me that he adapted our Chumash system to his Gemara class. As a result, they already learned 800 words this year!
Don't you think it is time to get The List or schedule a professional development in-service?
Dear Rabbi Aichenbaum,
Having seen the dvd I was very impressed to see that towards the end of year 2 the children actually looked into the חומש to find the answers of their teacher’s questions. Our primary school is keen to add this program to their existing one.
Mrs. H. Blau
Beis Chinuch Lebonos Senior School, London
Kodesh Curriculum Adviser
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