Tag: children

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”

Inside or outside the box

The majority of people would always like to think outside the box. In some way that is their way to be innovative or progressive. Generally, there is nothing against this way of thinking, yet often it is ending nowhere hence to the incapability of… Continue Reading “Inside or outside the box”

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 …”

All about time and environment

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 “All about time and environment”

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”

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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”