Note to readers: I wrote “Different Parents?” in mid-May but never posted. Broader reach was my goal, so I submitted to a few publications with no responses. Not unusual. But I am compelled now to put this out into the world, but with the caveat, that we also consider being different parents by actively working… Continue reading Different Parents?
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
Years ago I learned that wineries are often grouped together in a region. I hadn't really thought about it. It is partially because of climate and terroir but also there is a business case for locating close to each other. It is much easier to be a destination for people to visit and concentration increases everyone's profile.… Continue reading Wineries, Breweries and Education
Today is the equinox, spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern. Moments throughout the year like equinoxes and solstices help me to put my tiny life in perspective as our Earth revolves around the sun, and it helps children as well. It signals a new season (even when it doesn't feel like it)… Continue reading Stopping at the Equator
Coming soon (book in progress).... A Real Education challenges the notion of what education should look like. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Margaret Whitley explores the problems with conventional education and the urgent need to change outdated mindsets about schooling. Whitley takes the reader around the world with her from preschool through teacher training to… Continue reading A Real Education