Unlocking Montessori Key #6: Learning with Meaningful Context

Usually, I frame my posts through stories of my children or other students, but when I sat down to draft todayโ€™s article, I had a vivid memory from my own past - I wasnโ€™t quite a child (or I certainly didnโ€™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

Unlocking Montessori – Key #5: Learning From Peers & the Unconscious Absorbent Mind

โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€” 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 โ€œunconscious absorbent mindโ€ to describe the concept of the child taking … Continue reading Unlocking Montessori – Key #5: Learning From Peers & the Unconscious Absorbent Mind