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Protecting Childhood

Three Voices Explored: Teacher Tom, Alison Gopnik, Alfie Kohn By Joanna Ainsworth For this month’s blog I have been invited to write about Teacher Tom, Alison Gopnik, Alfie Kohn – just three voices in the vast mele participating in the conversation about early childhood education and care. It is noisy out there. Sometimes it is…

Challenging stereotypes – so many questions!

In the early years we have grappled with challenging stereotypes for as long as I have been a Montessori Teacher.  We have encountered it in Montessori’s own writing, which is very much the product of her day.   We have prepared policies and developed procedures to tackle prejudice and challenge our own biases – but  I…

Child Development Meets Montessori

Freud, Erikson and Jung By Barbara Isaacs At the start of 2023, I have reflected again on theories  of child development, and how they have influenced our understanding of children through the 20th Century.  Now almost quarter of a century in into the new millennium, Montessori Musings offers our community a glimpse at these key…

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