Motivators – Shemot 18


Art is a great motivator to get less textually oriented students involved in class. Have students compare the two different portraits of Yitro's visit as an entree into chapter 18 and some of the questions the chapter raises. For details, see Yitro's Arrival in Art.

Chalk Talk

  • Write on the board:

    "Ralbag claims that due to Moshe's deep spirituality he would often err in mundane matters, and did not have good administrative skills. Do you agree?"

  • After students engage in "board discussion,"1 lead into Did Moshe Need Yitro's Advice?

Room for Debate

See Shabbat Table Discussions under the Family menu.

These are merely some samples.
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