Concentration is the calm amidst the storm

Concentration is the calm amidst the storm

Concentration is the calm amidst the storm As a Montessori guide, I am fortunate to be able to witness many moments of children concentrating, deeply engaged in a work of their choice, working contentedly and quietly. Concentration is the calm amidst the storm as the...
Guidelines on sharing at home

Guidelines on sharing at home

Introduction to some guidelines on sharing at home The first time I walked into a Montessori environment, I noticed an evident absence of duplicate materials on the work shelves. A material was also not pre-assigned to a child by the guides. This meant that the...
Normalisation leading to self-confidence

Normalisation leading to self-confidence

“Wait while observing, that is the motto of the educator.” Dr. Maria Montessori   In Montessori education, the term “normalisation” has a specialised meaning. “Normal” does not refer to what is considered to be “typical” or “average” or even “usual”....
Strength of Character

Strength of Character

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.” Anne Frank What is strength of character? I have been thinking about strength of character and what it actually means and how do we build it in ourselves and our children? Strength of...
A Montessori Guide is a work-in-progress

A Montessori Guide is a work-in-progress

Why I Montessori- a Montessori guide is a work-in-progress One of the factors that drew me into being a Montessori guide was, and still is, the self-reflection that comes with the “job”. Being a Montessori guide calls for self-reflection, and with that,...