Montessori and Creativity

Montessori and Creativity

Introduction People sometimes say Montessori is too rigid. They say that the materials have to be used in a certain way and children are restricted in their creative expression by virtue of that.  My thoughts I have always wondered about this. I struggle with allowing...
Free Choice

Free Choice

“Now the attention which one pays to things is not passive, but they correspond to an activity and an inner meaning. We do not take the world as it is, but as we are. It is not the picture of the world that is in us, (rather) it is our own picture. It is not the world...
Do real things

Do real things

Forward to “Do real things” A Montessorian, Chris Trostel, wrote the article below on “Do real things” 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...
Not “us” versus “them”

Not “us” versus “them”

Introduction 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...
Sawubona

Sawubona

Introduction Harvard psychologist, Dr. Susan David, used the word “sawubona” which is a Zulu greeting from native South Africa. It means, “I see you.” Sawubona means creating a space in your heart and in your home or classroom where your child is...
Will

Will

“The will has begun to develop and this process continues henceforth, but only as a result of experience. Hence, we are beginning to think of the will not as something inborn, but as something which has to be developed and because it is part of nature, this...