allows students to take ownership of their learning -
a critical element in fostering each child's natural learning desire."
- Trevor Eissler
A Parent-to-Parent Argument
The video below (5 1/2 min) - along with this Wikipedia link - provide a quick overview of this method of schooling (the video is an adjunct to a book promotion but still works).
The marquee hot buttons covered:
- hands-on learning;
- standardization vs. innovation;
- grades and homework;
- age-mixing (especially in younger years);
- incentives and motivation;
- passion-based learning;
- independence and self-discipline,
- and responsibility.
Check it out and let us know what you think. If you have experience with Montessori
schooling as a parent or teacher, what is your impression as to its effectiveness and
overall impact on learning?
No One Tests You on Empathy - "they (younger generation hires) often come to you with their little list because they want to know how they're going to be measured. . . ."
The Day I Abolished Grading by Joe Bower
Is Your Child Learning How to Learn? by Shelley Wright