Tag: Teaching Children

For the Love of a Child

 

Stories of heroes during the Holocaust are abundant, but every now and then a particular story catches my eye and grabs my heart, especially if it connects to current events. The story of Janusz Korczak is one of those stories.

Janusz Korczak was born into an assimilated Jewish family in Poland in 1878. He became a writer, then a pediatrician, and even served as a doctor in the military in the Russo-Japanese war. Eventually, he realized that his true passion rested with education, and in 1911 he founded an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland, called Dom Sierot.

He loved teaching and empowering children, too:

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I have a student who is in a tough family situation. This is a talented student whose family puts her under a lot of pressure to succeed on standardized tests and tightly monitors not only her relationships but also what she talks about with her friends and teachers.  Unsurprisingly, she did something pretty stupid as […]

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Once a week, we gather as a family for a few minutes for a teaching moment, songs, games, prayer and a snack. Often, it seems like these family nights are going right over the heads of our rambunctious 4-year-old and 15 month old. Last Monday at family night, E told the kids a true story […]

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