I visited a UK Montessori School early this week and was really impressed by something about the children’s handwriting. It struck me, as I moved from the Reception class up to Year 6, that their handwriting had finally come together in the later years of Year 5 and 6, starting with the simple marks … More The Handwriting Process for our Children
In the first part of this post we covered a lot of things the Government needs to do in preparing the Teachers for the work at hand. It is important to also consider what we as teachers, educators and even parents need to do to prepare ourselves for the guidance and building of the next … More The Preparation of the Teacher 2
Preparing the teacher is a very important aspect of Montessori Training, and this should be so as the Montessori method of educating the child is so different from the traditional module. Permit me to digress a bit from what my Montessori educators may think this post is about, as I wish to look at the … More The Preparation of the Teacher
I couldn’t sleep and though I was trying to get my children to stay in bed for at least 7 hours each night, I couldn’t swallow my advice tonight, so I started playing Candy Crush Saga! You know that popular, on the go game, most of us have on our phones at least one of … More Nurturing and developing the Mind of the Child
We pretty much all agree in today’s world that the early years from 0 to 6 are the most important foundation years for a human being. What you do or do not do charts the life that the child will become and be in the future. In other words, as some of us would say … More How to Nurture the Early Years Child
In the first part of How we Educate the Child for life, we looked at two different ways we may choose to educate our children, the autocratic and the authoritative styles. Please if you missed this post, click here to read through before proceeding so that you can understand where I am coming from. Though we … More How to Educate a Child for Life Part 2
How to intentionally educate our children and prepare them for life. As adults we must address what approach, style we chose to use to achieve our purpose of guiding our children to be well-behaved and successful. … More How we Educate the Child for Life
Please can you help me understand why you think that the cane is the right way to instill discipline and obedience in the child. You say that you were not maimed or killed by your parent’s use of the cane. You claim that no child has been killed by being beaten, you say that those … More Using the Cane for Discipline Purposes Has to Stop
A 13-year-old boy Zubiru Yusha’u from Gombe State in Nigeria, purportedly stole a phone. His proprietor tied him up and left him in the sun. By the time he was released, his hands were swollen and infected. He was taken to the hospital and the end result was that his hands, both had to be … More Discipline, punishment and abuse.
The Montessori method of educating a child does not cease in its ability to amaze me and prove to me over and over again that it is the best way to help our children learn to live in proper control of their lives on earth. As adults, we are sometimes under the illusion that we … More Are our children in control of their lives?