Montessori schools

Montessori Takes Off In Jewish World

Outside New York, growing numbers of day schools
are opting for the hands-on, self-directed approach.

Staff Writer
08/17/2010

 Houston — This year at Robert M. Beren Academy, one class of first graders learned the Hebrew blessings recited over different types of food the typical way: with worksheets and a chart on the blackboard.

Meanwhile, the Modern Orthodox school’s Montessori class learned the same material in a radically different way: by sorting plastic fruits and vegetables and cookies into baskets marked with the appropriate blessings.

Students in Montessori classrooms at the Beren Academy.
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