Have you ever had the chance to ask a Montessori teacher a question, something that is really troubling you, and they’ve said, “Just observe." As a Montessori teacher who has done 250 hours of observation in my training and every day in the classroom for the last 15+ years, it’s absolutely the best advice we can give.But what does it actually mean? Let’s look first at what observation is, then what we can observe, and what our observations might mean. Hopefully it will be everything you … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Montessori observation and why it’s helpful
Can we apply the Montessori approach at home if our child does not go to Montessori school?
Isn’t it funny how there seems to be one question everyone is asking at the same time. The last two weeks this is what I keep hearing… “We can’t afford a Montessori school"/"We don’t have a Montessori school in our area"/or similar – and do you think it’s ok to still have a Montessori approach at home? The short answer, “yes, I think it’s possible!" Let’s have a look at what kind of things you can be doing at home without any Montessori materials and even if your child is not at a … [Read more...] about Can we apply the Montessori approach at home if our child does not go to Montessori school?
How to be human – we are more alike than we are different
Are you also questioning what it is to be human with everything going on in the world around us right now? It almost feels as if there is no time in history when change has happened at such a rapid pace. I think we are at a turning point. An exciting one. Why? Because I think we are starting to realise that “we are more alike than we are different". Does that ever happen to you when you start to see the connections everywhere? You see I love a good intellectual conversation. … [Read more...] about How to be human – we are more alike than we are different