Our pandemic clearly illustrates our interdependence. Protective equipment is required and made by someone else? During this time of isolation when essential workers still need to go to health care centers, shops, or pick up our garbage, who looks after them or their children? This opportunity, as difficult as it is for so many, for so many reasons, also is an opportunity for greater understanding of interdependence.
Each year new “Montessori” schools or programs appear across the globe. These schools vary tremendously, often successfully embracing the uniqueness of each community. Still, many differ significantly in their commitment to Montessori pedagogy, despite the term’s use in their name or program descriptor. Like anything tremendously successful, there will always be some that choose to… Continue reading Pulling Back the Curtain on Montessori Education
https://www.k12digest.com/montessoris-different-approach-to-teacher-training-leads-to-a-different-teacher?fbclid=IwAR17bF7yF5gKZ5_A9kDTpOltSpisFA8sx-J9xPryVIISdCbUo9YwGzNoZGc The teacher, when she begins to work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work. Dr Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind No other year in my life was as intense as September 1985 to June 1986-no, not either of my children’s first year of… Continue reading Montessori’s Different Approach to Teacher Training Leads to a Different Teacher
Windmill arms, alternating strokes, supported by what my childhood instructors termed, flutter kicks. As I log meters in the pool, everything else washes away. Calm ensues. My endurance is not what it used to be, but a few laps are always possible and somehow, despite my reluctance to make the effort, every time I do,… Continue reading My Swimmer Moments
On the eve of 2019, I write this OP-ED to create a sense of awareness and urgency. It is time for education and the school system to respond to our changing world, and like the dripping faucet, proven solutions exist. It is the effort to execute on them that will make the change real.