It’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since I last posted.
I’ve been busy moving into our new space for our classes and welcomed the children back for their first week in the new space. It has been such a fun, tiring and satisfying process all at the same time.
I had to laugh though as I had a carpenter helping me one day and when he’d come to ask me a question, he’d find me sitting on the floor just looking around at the space. Remember my advice in my first video here to “look through your child’s eyes”. He must have thought I was being so lazy. But it totally gives you a different perspective. I tried the shelves in many configurations until it was just right.
I’m planning to take some photos and give you a full tour soon once the last things are finished off – things like hanging pictures and I’ve ordered some hanging plants. But in the meantime, here are some shots from my phone. I hope you like it as much as I do.
And on top of the new space and new year, I am also doing the most amazing online course for 4 weeks. It’s run by Seth Godin – a crazy clever guy – and it’s all about thinking differently about the world and making change. I’m so happy I was selected to take part.
The learning process is itself fascinating. It’s in 3 parts – first you write a project (some are in groups); second you give feedback to five people asking them questions for them to dig deeper and challenge their thinking; and third you give a reflective script on the comments you received to your project. Schools could achieve a lot if they worked with such a process. Super fun. But not much sleep.
Top posts of 2015
We have a lot of new readers here so I thought it apt to highlight the most read posts of 2015. Drumroll please…
☁︎ Setting limits Montessori-style
☁︎ Dealing with tantrums
☁︎ How to stop saying “no” forever + what to say instead
☁︎ Creating holiday rituals with your children
☁︎ How to get out the door on time (even with kids)
☁︎ 10 ways to deal with a child who has trouble sharing Montessori-style
☁︎ What? Montessori for babies?
So now I am curious. Which one was your favourite? Hit reply to let me know.
Can you help me?
I’ve been working on this infographic. I’m still playing around with the colours and the readability, but let me know if I’ve missed anything. I’ll post the final version in the next newsletter.
That’s all for tonight. Have a fabulous week. And I’ll be sending more tips for bringing Montessori into your home soon.