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Following the Child Exploring Montessori

Following the Child Exploring Montessori

eflecting on the Montessori concept of “follow the child,” which was the main theme of The Montessori Foundation’s 20th Annual International Conference. I found that it was an invitation to rediscover the child, understand his nature, and encourage him to explore his inner potentials, without interventions to shape him according to our own desires and […]

Nature Mandalas

Nature Mandalas

THE INSPIRATION ust outside the art studio, fall was filling the hearts and minds of my elementary students. Many of them would collect the fallen leaves, pine cones, and seeds and bring me their treasures. Lining them up on my nature shelf, they were fascinated by the colors, shapes, and even the smells of them! […]

Van Gogh’s Bedroom

incent Van Gogh’s bedroom in the Yellow House in Arles, with its bed pressed into the corner of a sky blue room, a table with bottles and pitchers, clothes hanging on hooks and paintings adorning the walls, has hung in our classroom at Montessori Casa International from the time we opened our doors. We had […]