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What is the Best Way to Educate My Child?

New video series from Operation Survival: There are many opinions as to what education really is. Shimon Waronker, EdD, believes education is primarily the development of character traits in a child. Full Story, Video

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True but....
May 21, 2019 3:46 pm

All that you say is true if this article is intended for the parents but the schools should be focused on teaching our children how to learn, giving each child the skills and the tools to acquire knowledge each according to their capabilities. “When parents and the entire school community understand that the primary goal for education is the building of character traits and the secondary one is academics, they can focus on what is really important”. The parents are primarily responsible for the building of the character traits and the schools are primarily responsible for academics. This generation tends… Read more »

Operation Survival
May 21, 2019 4:21 pm

Thank you for the feedback. We will ask Dr. Waronker to address the roles of parents and school leaders in a future episode.

Then there is np w OT
May 21, 2019 6:02 pm

We are pumping out about 125 – 150 boys per class that can’t read, write or know math – But have great character traits – so are we golden?

Thank you
May 21, 2019 8:26 pm

This is great! Thank you Dr. Waronker for this message.

Community Member
May 21, 2019 10:32 pm

Shimon Warniker is a seasoned educator. It will be well worth it to attend his class.

Chinuch
May 21, 2019 11:04 pm

On target!

B613
May 22, 2019 7:19 am

Nice talk. Dr Waronker talked about character traits, but neglected to explain how to achieve them. I think what he ommited was something crucial – happiness and mental health. That is to say, when an educational environment is nurtured where the teachers are excellent, positive role models, the kids will feel safe, respected and healthy. This will help them develop a love for life and Yiddishkeit – which will develop positive character traits and in turn make academic success feasible and attainable. And yes, as another commenter wrote, this starts at home. Then the schools take over to (in the… Read more »

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