Category: Montessori

HAPPY NEW YEAR

  Educational Journal wishes everyone a Happy New Year and that all your wishes will come true. This year was an amazing and fulfilling year. I hope that 2020 will be an even better one. LOVE AND BE LOVED EJ  

Education in Relation to Psychic Development

Education in Relation to Psychic Development If there will be a divorce between hands and the head, then there will be the head that suffers.”. You have to create a culture that they get a value (the adolescents). Animal is a body, in contrast… Continue Reading “Education in Relation to Psychic Development”

The Adolescent – the Social Newborn

“The basic activities of human social organisation are the developmental lessons that Maria Montessori prescribes for the adolescent ‘the ‘social newborn’ whose developmental task is to enter adulthood, and in doing so, inherit the best of human accomplishment and civilization and move it forward.… Continue Reading “The Adolescent – the Social Newborn”

2nd European Education Summit 2019 Brussels

Hello All. This was an exciting event and an honour to Kick-Off the 2nd Education Summit 2019 in Brussels. I have met interesting peoiple, fellow teachers and Ministers from all over Europe. Inspiring conversations and exchange of thoughts. Here is some ‘food for thought’… Continue Reading “2nd European Education Summit 2019 Brussels”

the human development and how nature assist this. These are the contributions of the first two planes and how they are apparent in The child you envision entering the third plane.

  Dr. Montessori has focused on the child from a holistic point of view. She considered the child, the human being as a being of greater purpose within the universe. Dr. Montessori stretched the difference between the human and the animal. It is clearly… Continue Reading “the human development and how nature assist this. These are the contributions of the first two planes and how they are apparent in The child you envision entering the third plane.”

I am one of them: Thoughts …

So why did I apply for the Global Teacher Price? Reading about the outstanding projects of the other candidates, I need to admit, that I do not have such a big project – yet (except my little bookshop). I am “JUST” a teacher. Sitting… Continue Reading “I am one of them: Thoughts …”

BASE 5

I recently worked with the children in my class on BASE 5. I say BASE 5 because that was what I introduced the base work on. I was, once again, surprised how well this abstract concept, of using a different base, became something rather… Continue Reading “BASE 5”

Combinations

Where to start in Geometry? What age is the right one? How much does one need to pay attention to language? Again I think that children can and need to be trained in their visual understanding and additionally one can add the right words… Continue Reading “Combinations”

Identity – Diagram

As spoken about, within geometry you can express easily express relationships… Here my geometrical representation of identity. I am still figuring out the pictograms that will and can represent my identity. That’s for the next geometrical representation…    

Geometry as a tool to strengthen logical thinking…

Geometry applied in the right way is a fantastic  tool to train logical thinking. already at an early stage, children can see and understand patterns. Often it is underestimated how a young brain can already understand structures infront of him or her. So Geometry… Continue Reading “Geometry as a tool to strengthen logical thinking…”