“The child has a different relation to his environment from ours… the child absorbs it. The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul. He incarnates in himself all in the world about him that his eyes see and his ears hear.”-Dr. Maria Montessori Our Lower Elementary students have been creating beautiful self-portraits. Sharing with their classmates how they see themselves and what is important to them. Here is some of the amazing work of our 6-9-year-olds.
By Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica Apr 9, 2018 Excerpt from You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education by Sir Ken Robinson, Ph. D and Lou Aronica, published on March 13, 2018 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright by Ken Robinson, 2018. Room to Maneuver There’s more room to make changes within the current education system than many people think. Schools operate as they do not because they have to but because they choose to. They don’t need to be that way; they can change and many do. Innovative schools everywhere are breaking the mold of convention to meet the best interests of their students, [Read More…]
It is with utter heartache that I write this message. The killing of George Floyd, yet again reminds us that racism and hatred is pervasive in our society, community, and neighborhoods. I hope we can all agree that education (for adults and children) is a powerful pathway to gaining a better understanding of why discrimination and the underlying causes of racism exist. Your children may be asking some big questions right now, or you may feel it is time to start conversations about race in your home. I have included several resources to help support you, and hope that whatever [Read More…]