Re-watching the panel discussion focusing on ‘The Child’ from the Montessori Everywhere day of celebrations, I was inspired by the global perspectives and the challenging questions posed by KimAnh Nguyen Anderson to the panellists: Trisha Moquino (New Mexico), Dr Laura Flores Shaw (USA) and Gabriel Salomao (Brazil). The well informed, thoughtful and respectful responses provoked … Continue reading The Child
I was at work on the day I was invited to write this blog and a quick lunchtime glance at my inbox plunged me abruptly into a, ‘where to start’ crisis prompting a knee-jerk reaction to turn to the nearest child and ask their thoughts about differences between work and play. This is what Kayla … Continue reading Reflecting on the Value of Solid Observations of Play
Chapter 5 of The Child, Society and the World, our book club reading for this week (register here), addresses the question of Child and Society. It comprises two double lectures given in London in 1946 and those given at the University of Chenai/Madras in 1940. The chapter closes with her 1951 Rome lecture entitled Schooling … Continue reading Child and Society
The new document Much discussion has taken place about the new Early Years Foundation Stage and the proposed changes. In this blog, I hope to focus on the significant details regarding this statutory document, which you need to know as you begin to prepare to review it and include it in your practice and documentation … Continue reading Where are we with the new EYFS?
A five minute trawl through Montessori Facebook group posts highlights the many concerns Montessori educators have when confronted with what are perceived as ‘deviations from the norm’ as they guide the children in their care. As we lovingly prepare our beautiful and orderly environments, providing attractive Montessori activities in the different curriculum areas, we expect … Continue reading Supporting Additional Needs in a Montessori Setting