Professor holding student’s baby in class: Education is ‘about teaching values’

​​”I allow mothers (and fathers) to bring their babies to all my classes.”

Professor holding student’s baby in class: Education is ‘about teaching values’

An image posted to Imgur of a professor holding a student’s baby during class had the Internet buzzing this week. A professor helping to support his students balance their education and family lives? How Motherly! We reached out to Dr. Sydney Engelberg to get the details behind the viral photo, and here’s what he told us:


“I allow mothers (and fathers) to bring their babies to all my classes. I teach at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Ono Academic Center and I really don’t remember specifically when this event took place as I do this on a fairly regular basis. The course was on Social Psychology and the event took place about 18 months ago.”

“It was important to allow mother and baby to remain because education is not merely about content but about teaching values.”

Dr. Engelberg, you’re an inspiration.

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