I have often wondered why we think that making our children recite and learn the names of States and Capitals of Nigeria is important. Please don’t get me wrong, this knowledge is not wrong in itself. It is just the fact that the knowledge is never expanded for future use, neither is it really understood. … More My Nigeria Montessori 3 part Cards
I saw a post by my Facebook friend, Schoff Montessori, and it got me thinking… The boy has an amazing talent. Believe me though, there are so many children in the world and in Nigeria too, with lots to amaze us and make us proud. Yet the pity of it all is that our children … More Our children can be creative too!
I can’t believe that I have not posted on this blog for so long… Busy times what with the Apparatus training in Calabar and the so many different trainings Ibam presently involved with. I do apologise … I will make up for my long silence. So about TOSSE… The Total School Support Seminar/Exhibition(TOSSE) will be … More TOSSE is Loading
Wondering about how to effectively reach into the mind of children?Are you on the verge of starting a new Montessori/early childhood school?Do you want to build a world class Montessori School where the Montessori ethos thrives and leads the pupils unto a strong sense of joyful learning?If this is what you are really looking for … More Montessori Training for School Owners
I have been in the childcare sector for over 30 years now and a Montessori advocate and expert for the last 7 years. Recently, I pondered and reflected on my journey into Montessori teaching and learning. I have always been thrilled with the awesomeness of the Montessori Apparatus in the early years of a child. … More Reflections on the Montessori Materials
In about 3 weeks time I will be in Nigeria, Calabar to be exact, and I will be leading a Montessori apparatus training for 10 days. As I started putting my thoughts together and planning for the journey I also started reflecting on the importance of the Montessori Apparatus in the life of our Early … More The importance of Montessori Apparatus in the Early Years Environment
In just about a week Miss Success Adegor became a junior celebrity as a video of her took centre stage and the world reacted. For those of us who missed it, let’s do a short recap. Success was sent home for not paying some fees. So instead of contacting the parents our child was sent … More Children always learn what they live
All over the world children are expected to go to school and learn, to be educated so as to prepare them for their future. This is a good move, or is it really.? We send our children off to school to learn facts and figures that will prepare them for work and life in the … More Are we educating or failing the child?
For an adult to be prepared, fully prepared, to succeed in our socially global settings of today’s world, it is important to have a the ability to control our emotions. This in the fullness of all its capabilities, is referred to as Emotional Intelligence. Sometimes it is considered a soft skill and erroneously considered inferior … More The Importance of Emotional Intelligence
Last night as I was getting ready to shut down for the night and turn off my phone… (well I don’t actually turn it off, but I put it in another room to charge, where I can’t reach it until the next day.) Any way back to what I really wanted to tell you… a … More Concerned for our Children