The World is on Fire

Australia is alight. Brazil is burning. Indonesia ignites. The cinders of California swirl around tech giants and people on their knees smouldering with defiance. The world is on fire. During these ‘unprecedented times’, we are frequently reminded of the need to ‘build back better’, improve our ‘resilience’, and overcome our ‘vulnerabilities’. However, perhaps now more … Continue reading The World is on Fire

“There is nothing which makes you learn more than teaching someone else, especially when you don’t know the subject very well”

(Montessori, 1989:69) As always the Bookclub reading has stimulated new ways of thinking. Montessori’s lecture given in India in 1942 entitled “Montessori's ‘Alternative Comprehensive School’: On the Principles of the Montessori School” and published in The Child, Society and the World affords us a glimpse at her thinking on what Montessori  schools have to offer … Continue reading “There is nothing which makes you learn more than teaching someone else, especially when you don’t know the subject very well”