Tag: 12-18

Contributions to the adolescent community

The major responsibilities I have to ensure the integrity of the adolescent community that I will be teaching in. Additionally, I will state my major concerns regarding this endeavour. Maria Montessori said: “We must make it possible for the individual to be free and… Continue Reading “Contributions to the adolescent community”

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”

Thoughts continued …

In a world of a technological way of living, where Internet shopping is the most convenient in our fast living world, I see it as our responsibility, the responsibility of the adults/teachers that we protect and preserve the true essence of education,… reading and… Continue Reading “Thoughts continued …”

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”

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Geometry as a springboard to math

When there is a first combination … you will find a second combination. I been thinking that these combinations are ideal ways to introduce a child in primary to various terminologies, words, language. One can apply terminologies found in algebra, explain the concept of… Continue Reading “Geometry as a springboard to math”

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…”

Spoken Language – in Montessori education

In the three to six class Montessori never envisioned that children would be asked to work in silence. In her day it was exactly this that the children had been forced into by traditional education. She saw the children consigned to immobility and silence.… Continue Reading “Spoken Language – in Montessori education”