Chabad Mechanchim gathered at Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles, CA for comprehensive training on MEF’s brand new curriculum, Project TOMiM, as part of the Heart of Chinuch social-emotional learning program.full story
There are many programs and curricula for educators, but many find it difficult to apply the ideas in textbooks in the classroom every day.
The Menahem Education Foundation (MEF) is not only an organization dedicated to creating a first-class curriculum for Chabad schools and providing Chabad students with effective chinooks, but also the educators who use it. are trained to use it effectively. .
Sunday and Monday, 29 Teves – 1 Shvat / January 22-23, 15 Chabad Mechanchim met at Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles, CA for comprehensive training on the MEF’s all-new curriculum, Project TOMiM. of Chinuch’ social-emotional learning program.
Participants included teachers and principals from five schools piloting the program in its second year. Designed by Mrs. Henny Bertfield, MS Ed, in collaboration with the Menachem Education Foundation, a curriculum rooted in Torah and Chassidus and with research-based tools and best practices equips elementary school students with the tools to develop healthy social-emotional attitudes and behaviors. intended to provide. Dynamic lesson plans include activities, multimedia, techniques, teacher support and communities of practice. The goal is to develop a generation of students with a healthier sense of self and socio-emotional skill sets, empowered to make positive choices in and out of the classroom.
“Teaching teachers to look after their own emotions is an important first step in enabling teachers to look after their students’ well-being,” Ravi shared mendel myersI am a 5th grade teacher at Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles, CA and currently piloting this program in my classroom.
In July 2022, training for female educators implementing the curriculum was successfully conducted. This two-day training of hers for Mechanchim also included presentations and workshops for a deeper understanding of social-emotional learning.Opening remarks by the Rabbi mendy greenbaumVice Chaya Mushka, LA’s Cheddar Chabad, addressed Mechanchim on the big question: “Why do we do social-emotional learning?” Zalman SchnerFounder and Executive Director of the Menahem Education Foundation provided a clear and comprehensive overview of the Project TOMiM curriculum.
After these basic workshops, rabbi Zelig Silveran acclaimed teacher trainer and consultant for the Menachem Education Foundation, Chinuch, spoke to attendees on “Connecting to Our Students,” learning to meet the emotional needs of students. I explained how to get them to open up to me.
In the evening Mechanchim gathered for a gourmet dinner at their house. David When. Sarah Morrisand distantly related to the rabbi Eli FriedmanFrom Shliach to Calabasas, CA, on the beauty of our Chinuch system and the need to think about the long-term impact of Chabad Chinuch.
Monday’s program included an all-day presentation by the rabbi Zalman Ruskin, Teacher Trainer and Curriculum Collaborator at the Heart of Chinuch, and a Veteran Educator at the Yeshiva School in Pittsburgh. He gave his Mechanchim an overview of the brain. This is necessary for students to develop their social-emotional skill sets. He also talked about “values and setting boundaries” on which a healthy classroom environment depends.
“MEF’s Social Emotional Learning training is a must for every teacher and parent. Chinuch begins with understanding the hearts and minds of students and children. provided and made it possible,” Ravi shared. mendel beitelmannCheddar Menahem, a teacher in Los Angeles, California.
Served by Fish Grill and other gourmet food outlets in Los Angeles, Mechanchim not only received a tremendous amount of training, but also enjoyed entertaining.
The Menachem Education Foundation would like to thank Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles for hosting the training. Rochy Stillman To arrange the logistics of a program affecting hundreds of Chabad students across the United States.
For more information on the “Heart of Chinuch” and Project TOMiM programs, please visit https://mymef.org/social-emotional-learning/ or [email protected]