As I mentioned in my email newsletter, I now have a Montessori for Everyone page at Facebook. I'd love it if you became a fan!
I have a lot to share about the new Fundamental Needs of People Card Sets, but it seemed like too much to put in the description of the item. So, I thought I'd blog about it!
I loved my high school physics class, but looking back, we didn’t do physics in a very scientific way. I remember learning about “g” – the acceleration of any object due to gravity, which is 9.8 m/s2 – and then doing an experiment in which we dropped objects from various heights and used stop watches to see how long it took them to hit the ground.
So, you've managed to face up to your misconceptions of science. You've acknowledged that you need accurate information in order to teach kids correctly. Good for you! Now the question is, how can we actually help kids learn about science in a way that doesn't lead to their own wrong conclusions?
My dad was raised on a farm outside Regina, Saskatchewan, by his German parents. While there was always food on the table, there was not much else. Everyone worked hard to make the farm successful. My grandparents were devout Christians, and raised their children to love and serve God.
Fathers have it a bit rough when it comes to being involved in their children's educations. It's often the mother who drops kids off at school and picks them up,…
In my last post, I talked about Shattering Common Science Myths, and how it can be difficult to understand (and then teach) scientific principles correctly. This raises the obvious question: how can we be sure we are teaching scientific principles correctly?
Humans are always looking for explanations. From infancy onward, we are drawing conclusions about the things we see around us. The trouble is, our conclusions about how the world works are often wrong.
Many parents and teachers today can remember hours spent in the great outdoors, called in only for dinner or when the last ray of summer light disappeared. Bookworm that I was, I can personally remember being told many days, “It’s a much too beautiful day to be inside. Go read that book in a tree!”
Montessori materials take up a lot of room – that’s a fact. Shelf space always seems to be in short supply, no matter how many shelves you have. One way to fit more materials on a shelf is to use a cabinet (sometimes called a “tower”) with small drawers. Just like a skyscraper, cabinets make use of vertical space rather than horizontal.