A Program For Correcting Our Children's Mistakes

Created and Developed by Rabbi Rachmiel Steinberg
(Discipline that is L'Chanaich)

Teach the boy according to his way
From this we learn that when we teach our children we must do it in a way that is suited to each child's unique character. Therefore, it is imperative that we individualize our approach toward classroom teaching. In keeping with these principles I will offer a key concept that must be understood by both teacher and student. Fair does not mean equal!

Rav Sheinberg, Shlita, tells future Rebbeim: when you go out there and teach the main thing you have to accomplish is that the Talmud must believe that the Rebbe loves him. Then the Talmud will achieve greatness in beaming. He will want to impress his Rebbe with his learning

When asked whether repetitive punishment assignments ("I will not ... ) are acceptable, the Rosh HaYeshiva, Shlita, stated clearly that the punishments should be educational to the student and Mida K'Neged Mida when possible. Most of the time repetitive assignments or other abusive punishments are given only because the M'Chanich lacks the tools necessary to deal with the problem in a way that will increase Ahavas Torah and Yire' Shamayim.

The goal of this program is to equip our Rebbeim and Moros with the tools necessary to teach while disciplining our children. If even one Neshama is saved then we are successful. If a Rebbe or Morah knows that they have a system of punishment than they need not be frustrated and they can be more affective in the classroom.

Step by step pull-ups

If a child makes a mistake and breaks the laws of the Torah / rules of the school than he/she needs to be pulled up from this falling down. These pull-ups are designed to do just that.

Step #I -Select a mistake from the Index which most closely relates to the particular case.

Step #2-Write down the students name, date, and the assignment given

Step #3-Make sure that the parent has signed the Pull-up sheet the next school day.

Step #4-Save the pull-up sheet for your records.

Step #5-Collect the question sheet, essay, or Tshuva Chart and review it as soon as possible. Then save it for your records.

.*91 1 -When you don't find a pull-up to fit the mistake we have provided a Pictorial Series based on the Chofetz Chaim's Shmiras HaLashon. Choose a picture that is closest to the bad midos that led to the mistake. Once you choose the correct picture (with its caption) than have them write a short essay on the connection between the picture and the mistake they made. Plus give the student a general Pull-up sheet. Make sure the parent / guardian signs the sheet with the notification of the assignment.

We fully understand that it is not easy to change one's natural tendency when it comes to discipline. The reward for such a change will be Ad Ein Sof.(Without limit).

In the merit of all your efforts for the sake of Yiddishe Kinder may you be blessed with all the blessings in our holy Torah.


Pirchchei Shoshanim

Calling Out in Class
You Shall Not Steal
Its Not Ruach Hakodesh
Only To Teach a Lesson
Talking During Dovening
Punishment Questions
Talking During Learning

Embarressing Others

Using Bad Langauage
Bad Language Assignment