“Do not tell them how to do it. Show them how to do it,
and do not say a word.”
It’s been said that people come into our lives for a reason. Or perhaps we come into one another’s lives for a hundred reasons or more. Some of them logical, well-reasoned, and some mysterious, accidental, or sweet with synchronicity.
You might be here at Jarrow for a reason fairly obvious and clear, but I expect not only one. It was probably a number of forces at work that first inspired you to place your faith in Montessori. And then what? Time passed, and the serendipity of those forces began to take on dialogue and depth, your children continued to grow and change, and the Jarrow community became your magnitude and bond.
As we are raising children for a world that can be difficult to navigate and often boggling to explain, we depend on the good company of one another for friendship, guidance and support. In this week’s Jarrow Journal, we are proud to offer our next contribution to Peer to Peer by Jarrow dad and Board member Keith Sambur. Keith reflects on not only what Jarrow has offered to his family, but to him personally. Click here for Peer to Peer comments by Keith.
As our children elevate and inspire us to new experiences, they also bring us to our knees, and eventually, we learn that humility is our boon. When our hearts are open to encounter new ways of thinking and broadened points of view, we are in harmony with Dr. Montessori’s vision for lifelong learning. There is no better example for our children than this.
Interim Head of School
On behalf of Mercedes Dugan, Interim Associate Head of School
and our faculty and staff