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Imagine a classroom without desks. Imagine teachers who don’t rely on textbooks. Imagine students who choose what and when they want to learn. This is the popular Montessori educational approach — and it may be coming to a frum school near you
“Am I dumb or smart?” Rivka Tucker spent years trying to answer this question. She couldn’t understand why she was stumped by basic math calculations but could speak foreign languages with ease. The nagging question ultimately catapulted her to become one of the most renowned experts in learning disabilities.
A revolution is taking place at Bnos Bais Yaakov in Far Rockaway. Students are snacking on fruits and vegetables, racing to gym class, and begging for more after-school exercise activities. What inspired the changes, why they’re actually working, and how to help your school follow their lead.