Piaget and Vygotsky

By Joanna ‘All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it’ (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1948) The environment. The deeply supportive, nurturing prepared environment of the Montessori classroom where human and more-than-human hierarchies are flattened, where matter most definitely matters and where a culture of freedoms and respect affords all children the time-space … Continue reading Piaget and Vygotsky

The ‘real’ needs of the Under Threes

By Annamaria Guild, Owner and Founder, The Under Threes For Montessorians, the word ‘real’ should not be a new aspect of our teaching as using ‘real’ experiences and ‘real’ objects to aid children’s learning is one of the main principles of the authentic Montessori pedagogy. However, during my travels and visits to early years settings, … Continue reading The ‘real’ needs of the Under Threes