Tag: The Four Planes of Development – Overview

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”

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”

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”

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”

Are we going far or not far enough

After all these years as a Montessori teacher I came to the understanding that the albums that one creates, studies and internalizes are after all a base to build upon. In this particular case I am talking about upper elementary 5th or 6th grade.… Continue Reading “Are we going far or not far enough”

Montessori Madness

Awesome … It says it all …

ADHD – What if …? (actually it’s a fact …)

All Drugs Hinder Development Ritalin should be prohibited … http://www.ritalindeath.com/