Here we are at the end of July and the whole world seems just as uncertain as it was in March. It's been five months since we started all talking about COVID and four months since most of us have been on quarantine. While most of us are reeling with all the changes to our … Continue reading These Slow Summer Days
Usually, I frame my posts through stories of my children or other students, but when I sat down to draft today’s article, I had a vivid memory from my own past - I wasn’t quite a child (or I certainly didn’t think I was!) but it was certainly a learning experience for me. I remember … Continue reading Unlocking Montessori Key #6: Learning with Meaningful Context
I honestly am not 100% sure what day it is without looking at my watch. I am also 100% ok with that. Our days each blend into one another with their vague routines and unhurried agendas. I was thinking about the song from Tangled and how closely it resonated: 🎶🎶Seven a.m., the usual morning lineupStart … Continue reading What day is it?
———————————— This fifth principle of Montessori education is one intuitive to most parents - especially in the preschool years. It is the understanding that children will learn from their peers and their surroundings continually, not just in lesson times. Maria Montessori used the term “unconscious absorbent mind” to describe the concept of the child taking … Continue reading Unlocking Montessori – Key #5: Learning From Peers & the Unconscious Absorbent Mind