I’ll never forget standing in front of my class of 12-year-old boys in 1996, and leading them in a chant. We were all chanting “Hebrew is easy, Hebrew is easy, Hebrew is easy”. These were a group of boys who would rather be anywhere else but in the classroom learning to read Hebrew. There was one boy, Jacob, who was convinced that there was no such thing as easy Hebrew reading.
It was my job to change his mind, that yes indeed, easy Hebrew reading does in fact exist, and it can be achieved. Hence, the chanting of the positive affirmation. I wanted to get them to chant “easy Hebrew reading” but it didn’t quite have the same ring! Every lesson we would start the lesson with that chant. It worked. I changed their minds, that in fact easy Hebrew reading does exist.
How to achieve easy Hebrew reading
Like anything, to make something seem easy, it needs to be approached the same way we would eat an elephant. One bite at a time. To clarify, I have never ever actually eaten an elephant! The point is, when starting a task that seems daunting and formidable, to take it one step at a time. Break the task down into smaller tasks, and suddenly it does not seem so difficult.
How do you break a big task into bite size chunks?
The first thing you need to do is decide what you want to achieve. In this instance, it is to learn to read Hebrew. once that has been established, decide how you are going to learn to read Hebrew. the first step might be to purchase an online program such Easy Learn Hebrew. the second step could be to complete one lesson every week. I think you get the idea.