The Discipline Problem 2

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

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The Montessori Way 4

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

I found a letter

“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

So I got a message from one of my WhatsApp group members. She said she had a visit from one of the kids around her. As they got talking, he said something that struck and bothered her, so she wanted to bring it to my attention. What did the young 9 year old say? “Ma, … More

The Importance of Classroom decoration: A Montessori Perspective

At the beginning of each new term, or session we spend a lot of time and money on decorating our classrooms, do we not? Let’s examine this practice with a Montessori lens… In the Montessori setting we talk about the Prepared Environment and not just a classroom. This environment has several aspects: The physical, material/intellectual, … More The Importance of Classroom decoration: A Montessori Perspective