On new year’s day, the very first day of 2023, I received a call. It was from a number I did not recognise. I usually do not pick up calls from foreign numbers unless I am expecting a contact already. Anyway on the first of January , I was a bit distracted. Goodness! What I … More Helping our children navigating the internet
How Independence helps to foster Discipline the Montessori Way Montessori education is child-centred and relies on one crucial discovery Maria Montessori (the founder of this education system) made about the child. Children love to learn and work in their environment. Reality and not fantasy was the place for the young mind. This is true of … More The Discipline Problem 3
We may not like her choice of words… consider the message and leave the message. Sometimes, there is a eed to shock us into the reality befoe us. There is a lot of truth in her words. The truth is bitter sometimees.
Education on the whole is said to prepare the child for life, right? At least in the Montessori setting we are all aware that this is the goal. Our society would want us to take on technology as we educate the child! This is all good, except that you must ensure that we start from … More The Importance of Science 1
What is discipline? Discipline has become a very misunderstood word. To many, it means controlling the child, punishing the child, and implanting fear in the mind of the child. For others, discipline connotes allowing children to do as they please because controlling them is bad. These are extreme views as discussed previously and very damaging … More The Discipline Problem 2
The Science Project: Science in the Montessori classroom. We all know that science is an important aspect of life. No matter what your leanings are, art, commercial, or science; we all deal with science everyday. We owe it to our children to lay the right foundations. Science in its simplicity and core features needs to … More The Science project: Children’s books
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
The Montessori way is a method of educating a child that I believe we need to look at more closely. Not doing this means we are seriously leaving too much on the table. Unfortunately, the world can no longer afford to do this. We can see the effects of our conventional methods of education on … More The Montessori Way 1
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