When Tammy Oesting of ClassrooMechanics introduced the term “Mirrors and Windows and Sliding Doors” in the webinar which she led for Montessori Musings in the Autumn of 2020, I was very inspired by this analogy and felt it fitted so comfortably within my understanding of Montessori principles. So with Wendelien’s help by finding further references … Continue reading Mirrors and Windows
Chapters 4, 7 and 8 This is the clearest endorsement of play by Montessori I have come across recently and makes me wonder how we got to the more general attitude of negation of play in Montessori settings. So it is useful to follow Montessori’s somewhat more accessible use of language when speaking to parents, … Continue reading Maria Montessori Speaks to Parents
By Helen Moylett, first written for Nursery World, Monday, 29 April, 2019 Reference to ‘cultural capital’ in the draft** Education Inspection Framework has sparked a number of concerns in the early years sector, finds consultant and author Helen Moylett A new phrase has entered the early years lexicon: cultural capital. Associated with the work of … Continue reading Ofsted: Cultural Capital – a Capital Idea?