I’m often asked, “What is scaffolding in Montessori?" Scaffolding put simply is building one skill on the next. When I first entered a Montessori classroom, I saw the beautiful materials laid out on open shelves in a clear order. Once the children master a skill, they move onto the next, each building on the next. Some steps they’ll move through quickly, others might take some time and repetition to master. They move through them at their own pace and can ask help from another child or the … [Read more...] about What is scaffolding in Montessori?
UPDATE – January 2020 I am happy to announce that I have just launched my own Montessori podcast – The Montessori Notebook podcast. More details here. I started listening to podcasts back in 2013 while I was preparing my classroom for the next day. And I listen to about 10 hours of podcasts a week at 1.5 speed, devouring information, getting inspiration, and learning so much. So much so that I mentioned in The Montessori Toddler book that podcasts have been one way that I have … [Read more...] about Montessori podcasts I recommend…and some other favourites