What Montessori is Not

Montessori is not a curriculum - not a series of boxes to check off.  It's a guide for understanding how humans grow. It's a way of supporting how humans learn.  It's a means for finding joy and purpose in life.

Montessori is not dogma - not a script to follow blindly.  It's a conversation about priorities.  It's a toolbox for navigating parenthood with grace.  It's a dance with the imperfect realities of life.

Montessori is not just for the wealthy - not a ticket to career success.  It's for the homeschooling family.  It's for the public school family.  It's for the refugee, the migrant, the orphan, the elderly.

Montessori is a way of seeing and being.  It's a new understanding of the adult's role and a window into the child's soul.  It's a path that leads to trust; a path that leads to peace; a path that leads to life.

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The Topponcino Company

This is so great!
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Ananda Montessori

This is lovely, and I resonate with all you say. Thank you for writing and sharing this.
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donnabgoertz

Just so! >
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Patricia A Taylor

I'm glad that I may comment in private for I do not seek to be argumentative. My belief in Montessori is that, despite the possible expense and effort involved to acquire (or make) Materials and learn how to present them, that the philosophy of it along with its concrete value, is what Montessori is. Others may use its principles of order and freedom of use, for instance, which is a fine thing, but the inherent value in its unique Materials and Method is genuine Montessori.
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Yvonne Froehlich

Indeed❤️
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Gioconda Bellonci

This. “It’s a new understanding of the adult’s role and a window into the child’s soul.“ Thank you.
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Educating Human Potential

Reblogged this on Educating Human Potential and commented: Montessori is believing in the child, while both following and guiding her.
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Paulina Pétain Peña

Beautifully written!
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