Getting Burnt Out From Summer Camp
From the desk of Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Director of Yeshivas Lubavitch – Cincinnati: I am a veteran mechanech that spends the whole school year in the classroom. In addition, I have been going with my family for the summer to overnight camp to be the learning director as well. It is getting tiring and it looks like the camp can get someone else this year to replace me. Would the Rebbe want me to continue going for the summer? • Click to Read
Are Tests Really Necessary in Yeshivos?
From the desk of Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Director of Yeshivas Lubavitch – Cincinnati: I’m a bachur in Beis Medrash and am very much involved in learning. I am a little frustrated by the fact that the hanhala puts such an emphasis on tests. I feel that we are old enough to be learning for the sake of learning without the pressure of tests. What is the Rebbe’s approach to this? • Click to Read
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Motivation for a Teacher of ‘Weaker’ Students
From the desk of Rabbi Gershon Avtzon, Director of Yeshivas Lubavitch – Cincinnati: I am a very dedicated and good melamed in the 8th grade of a Chabad Cheder. I work hard to instill Ahavas Hatorah in my talmidim. I usually get the “stronger” (smarter) class and I’m excited to come to Cheder every day. This year, the administration gave me the “weaker” class, and I am finding it very difficult to be motivated and excited to teach • Click to Read