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Cincinnati Shlucha Reba Sharfstein heard the Rebbe's views on Montessori teaching method, day camps and purchasing a home. Full Story

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rebbe on buying a house today
April 20, 2018 2:21 am

with the crazy house prices today i wonder what the Rebbes stance on buying a house would be ?
I live in Stamford Hill , london , uk and buying a house ( just a really small one ) is over million pounds … down payment and all 150,000 pounds plus and no chance of buying in a cheap place like you can in America as a frum person .

To #5
April 19, 2018 5:03 pm

For example: Strict Montessori CURRICULUM teaches a set view about how the universe was created, how mankind evolved, and the individual’s place within the world. That is one aspect of the “philosophical” side of Montessori. It has nothing to do with the “method” of how to teach a child in an effective manner that works for her/him, and this “philosophy” can easily be replaced by Torah’s philosophy of such matters. The article is misleading in that it shifts the Rebbe’s concern back to the “method itself” instead of keeping the concern focused on the philosophy. The notion that Mrs. Sharfstein… Read more »

LA Morah
April 19, 2018 1:56 pm

Would love to know exactly what the problem with the Montessori Method is.

The challenge of edited interviews
April 19, 2018 1:27 pm

“He urged me not to become involved in the ‘PHILOSOPHY’ of Montessori. I took that to mean that I could use the Montessori method as an aid to teaching Torah values, but that I should not let the METHOD ITSELF become the focal point.” Clearly something is wrong with this flow of idea… For those familiar with Montessori, there is a difference between the philosophy and method. The way the story above was edited, that distinction was blurred. See here for a slightly different “cut” of Mrs. Sharfstein’s interview which makes the distinction more clear, and clarifies that her original… Read more »

Additionally,
April 19, 2018 1:10 pm

She’s an amazing bubby!

So beautiful
April 19, 2018 11:21 am

Thank you for this, it’s so beautiful to read of the Rebbe’s care for everything, every detail, everyone.

Beautiful
April 19, 2018 9:04 am

Would love to see the curriculum for “Individualized Instruction Using Montessori Materials and Methods” if possible.

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