These Slow Summer Days

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 … More These Slow Summer Days

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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 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 … More Unlocking Montessori Key #6: Learning with Meaningful Context

What day is it?

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 … More What day is it?

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

β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” 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 β€œunconscious absorbent mind” to describe the concept of the child taking … More Unlocking Montessori – Key #5: Learning From Peers & the Unconscious Absorbent Mind