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Spiritual Life

Developing faith through Montessori

The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock uses Montessori methods to teach religion. Her pupils are, from right, Alison Ritcher, 5; Sara Rubchinuk, 4; Tyler Howes, 4; and George Bento, 5. The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock uses Montessori methods to teach religion. Her pupils are, from right, Alison Ritcher, 5; Sara Rubchinuk, 4; Tyler Howes, 4; and George Bento, 5. (LISA POOLE FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Rich Barlow
February 3, 2007

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Snug as a waistcoat, the tiny room nevertheless accommodates the six children splayed in a crescent of toddler chairs. Sitting cross-legged on the floor, their teacher, the Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock, launches into the day's lesson, the parable of the Good Shepherd. The children, most of them 4 years old, will get a hands-on introduction to the biblical story. (Full article: 758 words)

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