Guide post

Do real things!

A Montessorian, Chris Trostel, wrote (below) to share with others and I found it absolutely wonderful! If I knew how to write so beautifully, I would have said the same things! So I am borrowing her write up to share with all of you. I have edited it for clarity. Alrighty. Several folks have asked… Read More


Harvard psychologist, Dr. Susan David, used the word “sawubona” which is a Zulu greeting from native South Africa. It means, “I see you”. “I see you” means creating a space in your heart and in your home or classroom where your child is seen.  When our children attend a Montessori School, as parents, we sometimes… Read More

Strength of Character

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.” Anne Frank 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 character is what we are when we are facing difficulties. If we… Read More

It is not “us” vs “them”

A few days ago, I had a conversation with a friend whose child is in a Montessori school. She said to me, “You know, I love Montessori and when I read about all the positive outcomes in Montessori children, I feel I would love to see them in my child, but really, I have not… Read More

A Montessori Guide is a work-in-progress

Introduction 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, self-improvement, because the children look to you to imitate and emulate. There is much to learn and grow in this area… Read More

Choosing an international school for your child

Introduction It’s that time of the year again when many of you are waiting for the letter from the Ministry of Education (MOE) regarding the admission of your children into Primary schools here. You have no choice in the school you want if your children are foreigners. You trust that every local Primary school in… Read More