Monday, July 4, 2011

Montessori Madness, A Quick Draw Video

This is a great video, from the perspective of a Montessori Parent.  It compares conventional school with Montessori, beginning with the spirit of the child.  A friend of mine posted this video asking, what are we doing to light the eyes of the conventionally schooled child?  Well, for me-  that's what I'm doing here.  My children are conventionally schooled, and I use Montessori Materials and Philosophy in our home.  They are inquisitive, empathetic, and imaginative children.  As Mothers of conventionally schooled children, our job is to help them by following the child.  

6 comments:

Ann Wilson said...

Hi Jessie,

Just wanted to let you know I love your blog...great photos and ideas!

Lori said...

I love this video. It's no surprise that both you and Montessori Print Shop posted it because it is so good! I also posted about it with my own concerns about where education will take us in our family's future. Thanks for the great read.
http://mymontessorimoments.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/fanning-the-flames-of-education/

Beer said...

Great video, Jessie. Definitely worth the time.

Amy said...

Struggling with my son going to Public Kindergarten as I am Montessori Trained. Montessori option is not avail. to us but I have attempted to provide as much as I can in the home (not as well as you - looks incredible!). Very interested in how you "afterschool". Seeing this video I am trying to not be discouraged but to learn what things I CAN do to expose him to philosophies of Montessori and for him o reach his full potential despite what environment he is in 6 hrs a day.

Amy said...

Struggling with my son going to Public Kindergarten as I am Montessori Trained. Montessori option is not avail. to us but I have attempted to provide as much as I can in the home (not as well as you - looks incredible!). Very interested in how you "afterschool". Seeing this video I am trying to not be discouraged but to learn what things I CAN do to expose him to philosophies of Montessori and for him o reach his full potential despite what environment he is in 6 hrs a day.

The Education Of Ours said...

Amy, I know the feeling. My dear friend, also a Montessorian, comforted me by reminding me that Montessori is a lifestyle and that I am giving that to my children 24/7.

You should blog, it helps me see what I do to 'supplement' or add to their educational experiences. It's a scrapbook or teacher record book for me.

If you'd like to chat more, send along your email address.

Thanks for your encouragement!