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When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever
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When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever

Professor Sydney Engelberg, a 45-year lecturing veteran at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was unfazed when the child of a mother at his lecture on organizational behavior began to cry. The embarrassed mom tried to leave the class, but instead, the father-of-four and grandfather-of-five scooped the kid up and soothed him in his arms – without missing a beat in the lesson.

According to his daughter, Engelberg allows the mothers that attend his masters’ lectures to bring their children and even breastfeed. No mother should have to choose between a child and an education!

More info: Facebook (h/t: yahoo)

A mom stood up to leave Prof. Engelberg’s lecture when her baby wouldn’t stop crying

Instead, however, the professor took the child into his arms and continued teaching – as if nothing had happened

“The way he sees the concept of getting education is not only learning the dry facts that you need to learn in class, but also learning values,” wrote his daughter, Sarit Fishbaine

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JULIEAFFINITA
Community Member
7 years ago

What about if there are more than one babies, I should think the universities and/or colleges have their creche facilities within the campus

Lineo
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7 years ago

Great idea!!

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RenateLøland
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7 years ago

Our university has it's own kindergarden right behind the main building, so that none of the students has to bring their kid to class. :)

JessicaMyhre
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7 years ago

What do students do if they have an exclusively breast fed baby? I've always wondered what new moms do in this situation while taking classs

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KimWalker
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7 years ago

Awesome! What a great guy!

SandraGetgood
Community Member
7 years ago

This man is a true teacher. And the baby is having a first happy experience of the classroom....what a wonderful lesson!

RobertForslund
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7 years ago

If only more people were like this guy! =/

RuthDuranLloyd
Community Member
7 years ago

I commend this teacher. Sometimes you can't find a sitter or they just flake. Education is necessary to progress. TY

lunanoir69
Community Member
7 years ago

What a wonderful person and professor!!

WilmaLang
Community Member
7 years ago

My hero.

PeggyBlanchard
Community Member
7 years ago

It really does take a village to raise a child well.

FaithPressley
Community Member
7 years ago

What an awesome professor and person. Such intelligence and understanding. There's not many men like him, anymore. A dieing breed..

KobiSimpson
Community Member
7 years ago

I admire this man.

TrendyCook
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7 years ago

That's the attitude, Prof! Way to go!

AnnaFotograf
Community Member
7 years ago

Good teacher and good dad! :)

NadiaYudzitski
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7 years ago

Amazing instructor! respect!

MarkFlower
Community Member
7 years ago

What a guy

Kerri-leeTaylor
Community Member
7 years ago

Best!

JohnDoderer
Community Member
7 years ago

This is using the God-given talent to it's fullest and truly walking out his talk!

AndrzejWiśniewski
Community Member
7 years ago

Good work, professor ! ;)

mrstregs
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7 years ago

Integrity through actions...my hero!! ~ :o)

JurakikikWitiwiw
Community Member
7 years ago

Hats off to you sir...

HazelRutkowski
Community Member
7 years ago

I say Bravo!

SuzanneSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool guy. Even better would be child care facilities at reduced fees for parents to get an education.

ElizabethColville
Community Member
7 years ago

With how much college costs just to begin with. Child care should be included in tuition

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Monbest
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7 years ago

Inclusive practices...i love it!!

Chloe-EmmaHart
Community Member
7 years ago

My mum used to take me when she was at uni in the late 80's. Her professors would do the same thing, i wish it happened more!

ZoeCarr
Community Member
7 years ago

big ups professor :-) a true teacher.

zakiattar
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6 years ago

Hi is a good man

Amanda-BethCrowther
Community Member
6 years ago

This is awesome sauce.grandads even when teaching no what to do.

SusanRamsay
Community Member
6 years ago

Amen and halleluia! If there were more than one, someone else could step in. Sometimes it just takes a new set of arms to get the child to stop crying. It breaks their chain of thought; they are curious as to why it happened; they wonder who this is holding them etc.

saman.y
Community Member
6 years ago

ah what nice and kind proffesor god bless him and you for posting this thanks god bless cya

SallyWilliams
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing story! Thanks to professors like Sydney Engelberg, more moms will be encouraged to go to college. Having kids should not really be a hindrance in finishing college. Salute to the moms in college and to Professor Sydney!

MarinaG
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7 years ago

That is super cute!

frank0ys
Community Member
7 years ago

..You sir deserves more than an upvote!

pal
Community Member
7 years ago

perfect :)

JodiFolstad
Community Member
7 years ago

its about time, real life... real person.. real reaction...duh!

JamesBland
Community Member
7 years ago

This is how a true educator behaves with his students. Bravo to this professor

LeighCowden
Community Member
7 years ago

Fabulous. Bravo!

SAGOULD
Community Member
7 years ago

So what if there are TWO crying kids? Or more. Universities should all offer low-cost or free daycare.

FatéméAhmadi
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7 years ago

What a kind prof!I wish I had one....

RuthCarrilloCampos
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7 years ago

I love him!!!!

darkphoenix
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7 years ago

Thats cool, it was also on Buzzfeed!

StephanieSoon
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6 years ago

I think some of you are missing the point. Sure, a creche is great but if you have a newborn they won't take them. I work in early childhood and the youngest we accept is 3 months.

TeaBerries
Community Member
7 years ago

They should think of kids and parents across the board, not just in schools like in the E.R. waiting rooms, etc.

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago

The university I attended had and still has it's own nursery for students to put their children into while they attended lectures.

AurimasSteponavičius
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

interesting

JankaStKokešová
Community Member
7 years ago

zlaty pan profesor

赫马
Community Member
7 years ago

yeah what a great guy~~ and he give her a F

赫马
Community Member
7 years ago

what a great guy! and he give her a F ~~

SullyCakes
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7 years ago

Here are four choices for the college moms: Day Care, Keeping legs closed, Birf Control or Mouth can't get pregnant

MicheCampbell
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7 years ago

Ah, if only all of life was as simple as you.

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Miranda3
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7 years ago

I've done the same in one of my tutorials.

DimisDeathidis
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7 years ago

Most of these are compound words or phrases and can actually be translated (at least in my language)

DimisDeathidis
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7 years ago

Posted on wrong article :)

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ZennyIncipience
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7 years ago

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...HOWS THAT FOR VALUE?

MayaAladdin
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7 years ago

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He wouldn't be able to hold 5 babies if they all started crying. I suggest a Univer-kindergarten to support mothers who want to graduate.

SabrinaWatson
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7 years ago

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I go to a decent University where children aren't allowed.

MicheCampbell
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7 years ago

They let you in.

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ZennyIncipience
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7 years ago

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WHAT IF IT WAS A PALESTINIAN BABY? ...OH YEAH RIGHT, THEY CANT EVEN GET IN.

NicolaWarner
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7 years ago

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That's one guy's lectures I'd never attend. Screaming babies and boobs all round me while I'm trying to learn? No Thanks!!?

MitchKohan
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7 years ago

You don't look like someone who could attend a university anyway

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ZennyIncipience
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7 years ago

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WHAT IF IT WAS A PALESTINIAN BABY?!? ...OH YEAH RIGHT, THEY CANT EVEN GET IN, ALIVE THAT IS.

ImaginaryNachos
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7 years ago

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Sorry but who the hell takes their baby to class?? That is incredibly inconsiderate towards other people attending the class.

MusicMom
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7 years ago

Did you read the article or just skim it? The prof encourages moms to bring their kids. This mom stood up to leave with the crying child...

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JULIEAFFINITA
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7 years ago

What about if there are more than one babies, I should think the universities and/or colleges have their creche facilities within the campus

Lineo
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7 years ago

Great idea!!

Load More Replies...
RenateLøland
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7 years ago

Our university has it's own kindergarden right behind the main building, so that none of the students has to bring their kid to class. :)

JessicaMyhre
Community Member
7 years ago

What do students do if they have an exclusively breast fed baby? I've always wondered what new moms do in this situation while taking classs

Load More Replies...
KimWalker
Community Member
7 years ago

Awesome! What a great guy!

SandraGetgood
Community Member
7 years ago

This man is a true teacher. And the baby is having a first happy experience of the classroom....what a wonderful lesson!

RobertForslund
Community Member
7 years ago

If only more people were like this guy! =/

RuthDuranLloyd
Community Member
7 years ago

I commend this teacher. Sometimes you can't find a sitter or they just flake. Education is necessary to progress. TY

lunanoir69
Community Member
7 years ago

What a wonderful person and professor!!

WilmaLang
Community Member
7 years ago

My hero.

PeggyBlanchard
Community Member
7 years ago

It really does take a village to raise a child well.

FaithPressley
Community Member
7 years ago

What an awesome professor and person. Such intelligence and understanding. There's not many men like him, anymore. A dieing breed..

KobiSimpson
Community Member
7 years ago

I admire this man.

TrendyCook
Community Member
7 years ago

That's the attitude, Prof! Way to go!

AnnaFotograf
Community Member
7 years ago

Good teacher and good dad! :)

NadiaYudzitski
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing instructor! respect!

MarkFlower
Community Member
7 years ago

What a guy

Kerri-leeTaylor
Community Member
7 years ago

Best!

JohnDoderer
Community Member
7 years ago

This is using the God-given talent to it's fullest and truly walking out his talk!

AndrzejWiśniewski
Community Member
7 years ago

Good work, professor ! ;)

mrstregs
Community Member
7 years ago

Integrity through actions...my hero!! ~ :o)

JurakikikWitiwiw
Community Member
7 years ago

Hats off to you sir...

HazelRutkowski
Community Member
7 years ago

I say Bravo!

SuzanneSmith
Community Member
7 years ago

Cool guy. Even better would be child care facilities at reduced fees for parents to get an education.

ElizabethColville
Community Member
7 years ago

With how much college costs just to begin with. Child care should be included in tuition

Load More Replies...
Monbest
Community Member
7 years ago

Inclusive practices...i love it!!

Chloe-EmmaHart
Community Member
7 years ago

My mum used to take me when she was at uni in the late 80's. Her professors would do the same thing, i wish it happened more!

ZoeCarr
Community Member
7 years ago

big ups professor :-) a true teacher.

zakiattar
Community Member
6 years ago

Hi is a good man

Amanda-BethCrowther
Community Member
6 years ago

This is awesome sauce.grandads even when teaching no what to do.

SusanRamsay
Community Member
6 years ago

Amen and halleluia! If there were more than one, someone else could step in. Sometimes it just takes a new set of arms to get the child to stop crying. It breaks their chain of thought; they are curious as to why it happened; they wonder who this is holding them etc.

saman.y
Community Member
6 years ago

ah what nice and kind proffesor god bless him and you for posting this thanks god bless cya

SallyWilliams
Community Member
7 years ago

Amazing story! Thanks to professors like Sydney Engelberg, more moms will be encouraged to go to college. Having kids should not really be a hindrance in finishing college. Salute to the moms in college and to Professor Sydney!

MarinaG
Community Member
7 years ago

That is super cute!

frank0ys
Community Member
7 years ago

..You sir deserves more than an upvote!

pal
Community Member
7 years ago

perfect :)

JodiFolstad
Community Member
7 years ago

its about time, real life... real person.. real reaction...duh!

JamesBland
Community Member
7 years ago

This is how a true educator behaves with his students. Bravo to this professor

LeighCowden
Community Member
7 years ago

Fabulous. Bravo!

SAGOULD
Community Member
7 years ago

So what if there are TWO crying kids? Or more. Universities should all offer low-cost or free daycare.

FatéméAhmadi
Community Member
7 years ago

What a kind prof!I wish I had one....

RuthCarrilloCampos
Community Member
7 years ago

I love him!!!!

darkphoenix
Community Member
7 years ago

Thats cool, it was also on Buzzfeed!

StephanieSoon
Community Member
6 years ago

I think some of you are missing the point. Sure, a creche is great but if you have a newborn they won't take them. I work in early childhood and the youngest we accept is 3 months.

TeaBerries
Community Member
7 years ago

They should think of kids and parents across the board, not just in schools like in the E.R. waiting rooms, etc.

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago

The university I attended had and still has it's own nursery for students to put their children into while they attended lectures.

AurimasSteponavičius
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

interesting

JankaStKokešová
Community Member
7 years ago

zlaty pan profesor

赫马
Community Member
7 years ago

yeah what a great guy~~ and he give her a F

赫马
Community Member
7 years ago

what a great guy! and he give her a F ~~

SullyCakes
Community Member
7 years ago

Here are four choices for the college moms: Day Care, Keeping legs closed, Birf Control or Mouth can't get pregnant

MicheCampbell
Community Member
7 years ago

Ah, if only all of life was as simple as you.

Load More Replies...
Miranda3
Community Member
7 years ago

I've done the same in one of my tutorials.

DimisDeathidis
Community Member
7 years ago

Most of these are compound words or phrases and can actually be translated (at least in my language)

DimisDeathidis
Community Member
7 years ago

Posted on wrong article :)

Load More Replies...
ZennyIncipience
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

...HOWS THAT FOR VALUE?

MayaAladdin
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

He wouldn't be able to hold 5 babies if they all started crying. I suggest a Univer-kindergarten to support mothers who want to graduate.

SabrinaWatson
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I go to a decent University where children aren't allowed.

MicheCampbell
Community Member
7 years ago

They let you in.

Load More Replies...
ZennyIncipience
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

WHAT IF IT WAS A PALESTINIAN BABY? ...OH YEAH RIGHT, THEY CANT EVEN GET IN.

NicolaWarner
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

That's one guy's lectures I'd never attend. Screaming babies and boobs all round me while I'm trying to learn? No Thanks!!?

MitchKohan
Community Member
7 years ago

You don't look like someone who could attend a university anyway

Load More Replies...
ZennyIncipience
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

WHAT IF IT WAS A PALESTINIAN BABY?!? ...OH YEAH RIGHT, THEY CANT EVEN GET IN, ALIVE THAT IS.

ImaginaryNachos
Community Member
7 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Sorry but who the hell takes their baby to class?? That is incredibly inconsiderate towards other people attending the class.

MusicMom
Community Member
7 years ago

Did you read the article or just skim it? The prof encourages moms to bring their kids. This mom stood up to leave with the crying child...

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