Articles by Sholom Weingot

A Student’s Question: A Goldmine


Parents frequently complain: “How are we going to address and meet all our children’s needs?” “It’s so hard to be a parent today.” “How do I make my children happy?” Teachers complain: “Why is he/she so difficult?” “Always with questions, what about answers?” “Some of his/her questions are like attacks on Yiddishkeit, Hashem, or what I’m teaching!”

I address all of these complaints with the following two premises:

Premise #1: We know very little of how and what our students are thinking.

Premise #2: We know very little about our students’ true needs.

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