A picture of Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Sydney Engelberg holding a crying baby during class has recently gone viral on the internet.
The story behind this picture, which was taken by one of his students, has moved many people.
Engelberg’s daughter says that her father teaches at the master’s level and has a lot of older students because he is from South Africa and has been teaching for 45 years.
Many of these students are young single mothers who often bring their kids to class with them.
Engelberg tells these mothers that they should bring their kids to class with them instead of leaving them at home. This is why the picture of him holding a crying baby during class is so powerful.
The baby in the picture was crying, and the baby’s mother was about to leave the room. Engelberg decided to pick up the baby and calm him down.
Then he kept going like nothing had happened.
Many of Engelberg’s students bring their kids to class with them, and some of them even feed their kids during class.
Even though the photo got a lot of attention on the internet, Engelberg doesn’t know why it was so popular.
His daughter says that he sees nothing wrong with any of this.
She says that her father thinks that “education is not just learning facts in the classroom, but also learning values.”
She says that this is a very important message that her father wants the rest of the world to hear.
In conclusion, the picture of Sydney Engelberg holding a crying baby in class is a powerful reminder of how important empathy and compassion are in education.
It also shows how important it is to make sure that all students, including those who may have children with them, feel welcome and included.
Engelberg’s actions are an example for teachers and parents all over the world, and his message about how important values are in education should be spread far and wide.