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The Child’s Power of Love

The Child’s Power of Love

The experience of authentic unconditional love differs from romantic and other types of love. Unconditional love is not based on possessing or acquiring. When we know this love, we experience personal and universal peace. And while this love is observed and discussed repeatedly by the world’s great teachers, we seldom consider how this love also emanates […]

The Child’s Power of Love

The Child’s Power of Love

The experience of authentic, unconditional love differs from romantic and other types of love. Unconditional love is not based on possessing or acquiring. When we know this love, we experience personal and universal peace. And while this love is observed and discussed repeatedly by the world’s great teachers, we seldom consider how this love also emanates […]

The Child’s Power of Love

The Child’s Power of Love

The experience of authentic, unconditional love differs from romantic and other types of love. Unconditional love is not based on possessing or acquiring (Valentine. M. Love Is the Way). When we know this love, we experience personal and universal peace. And while this love is observed and discussed repeatedly by the world’s great teachers, we […]

The Work of the Adolescent

The Work of the Adolescent

Adolescent development is guided by self-expression, trust, commitment, and new ways of thinking. The ideal environment for the adolescent is a small learning community which mirrors adult society.  spoke recently with a friend about a course I led in Warsaw, Poland for teachers. The focus of the course concerned the design and implementation of Montessori […]

Webcast:  Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

Webcast: Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

This is the recording of the third webcast in Dr. Paul Epstein’s series on Montessori adolescent programs. Paul uses the term the “Welt Schüler”: or students of the world. Montessori’s few insights about adolescent education outlined a living/learning farm-based experience for the seventh and eighth grader. Given geographical locations and circumstances, the Erdkinder may be […]

Webcast:  Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

Webinar: Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 2

This was one of Lorna McGrath’s weekly Montessori Family Life webcasts. Find out how Montessori programs for adolescents prepare young people for the “ever-changing future” with Dr. Paul Epstein.  

Webcast:  Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

Webinar: Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 1

The “Welt Schüler / The Student of the World)  This was one of Lorna McGrath’s weekly Montessori Family Life webcasts. Montessori’s few insights about adolescent education outlined a living/learning farm-based experience for the seventh and eighth grader. Given geographical locations and circumstances, the Erdkinder may be possible for some, but not for other Montessori schools. We propose […]

Guiding Children: Reform Ourselves to Reform Education

The educator must be as one inspired by a deep worship of life, and must through this reverence respect … the development of the child’s life.” n January 6, 2017, we celebrated the 110th anniversary of the opening of the first Montessori school. What’s remarkable is that few educational movements persist this long, and even […]

Webcast:  Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

Webinar: Montessori for Adolescents / Pt1

Find out how traditional education fails to prepare young people for the “ever-changing future” in the 21st century. Paul’s knowledge and insights with regard to adolescents and Montessori are not only encouraging but also clearly stated and practical.

What We Are (as Montessori educators and parents) to do with this new reality?

What We Are (as Montessori educators and parents) to do with this new reality?

  “Digital Natives”  e now live in an ever-changing future, and our Montessori goals are necessary preparations for children who need to learn how to adapt.We’ve been citizens in this kind of future for some time, and I suggest this one is different from other  changing  futures,  such as  the  agricultural  revolution  or the  industrial […]