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.
Take children to Farmers’ Markets, to bakeries, to butchers and the harvest season is a great time to do this.
Watching them struggle or fail is hard when we so quickly can solve the problem for them. Rush in and tie their shoes, complete the project, or schedule their time.