On January 6th 1907, just over 116 years ago, Dr Maria Montessori opened the doors of her first school. She said and predicted: “I was inflamed and said that this work we were undertaking would prove to be very important and that someday people would come from all over the world to see it.” Boy … More Maria Montessori predicted
We must prepare the child for life, we must also prepare him to save lives. Sometimes it may be our lives they would eventually save. We lost someone in our family unit yesterday. It was heartbreaking. Too young to go so soon. The circumstances surrounding what we know made me question if we as parents … More Preparing the child may save our lives
I come in peace but I have to mention this. Why is it that we want monetary benefits before giving any value? Why would you ignore all the benefits of an apprenticeship and insist on a fat salary? An apprenticeship or internship is not a full-time job appointment! It simply means you learn on the … More I come in peace
Discipline is a major issue in our homes, schools, and society. The problem is manyfold but starts with a misunderstanding of what discipline really is. The role of the adult in a child’s life is to prepare him for life. Discipline is at the core of this preparation. There are extreme views about how to … More The Discipline Problem 1
The Primary Aged Child In the previous posts, about The Montessori way, we considered the basic Montessori principles that make the method still relevant to our education system and discussions. We have also considered the preschool child’s needs and how to meet them as they develop. In this post, we will look at the Primary … More The Montessori Way 4
A young boy, Emmanuel Amidu, a JSS2 student was flogged by his Mathematics teacher and he ended up dead! This sad and heart-wrenching news just broke, and though some affirm that the cane is not the way forward for disciplining, I am alarmed at the many of us who think the answer is arming schools … More Please stop using the came!
I love to hear about things that happened long ago. ‘Long ago’ is not just about times when my Dad and Mom were little like me, I’m talking about hundreds, thousands and even millions of years ago! My name is Ayodeji Omolola, I am 8 years old and in Primary 3. I love going to … More It’s all about the stories
In recent times, the education sector as well as the family space has seen a barage of problematic issues which have perplexed, and shocked many into outrage and confusion. Children (still babies to some of us) are writing love letters, seeking to hire hotel rooms for some hours, and then to top it all the … More The School,Family and Government must work together.
Were Bolanle and Ade suspended? Did they get punished? What disciplinary measures were taken by the school? Hmm… these were some of the important questions parents and educators asked about what happened with the incident I narrated two days ago. I must say right from the start that the school in question rarely suspends or … More I found a letter Part 2
“Excuse me Ma, I found this letter in the middle of one of our children’s notebook.” said the Primary 2 teacher to her School Administrator, Mrs Gbadebo. She handed it over and Mrs Gbadebo read it in dismay: Dear Bolanle, U are the love of my live.The rose in my betiful garden. Oh how I … More I found a letter