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Treasure Baskets & Heuristic Play

Treasure Baskets & Heuristic Play

n recent years, extensive neuroscience research of this age range has proven the importance of providing stimulating resources, opportunities, time, and space for play. Through many years of research, it has been proven that providing sensory play for children is an essential part of their development. This type of stimulation makes connections in the brain, […]

‘Secrets’ about Montessori that Traditional Schools Don’t Want You to Know

‘Secrets’ about Montessori that Traditional Schools Don’t Want You to Know

ometimes when I read or hear an advertisement for a school, I just marvel at some of the terms that are used, implying that some particular school does something so worthwhile that you absolutely must enroll your children. Often, these traditional schools are promoting exactly what thousands of children have experienced in Montessori schools for […]

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 […]