In a previous post I made the assertion that “Science can heal the Montessori movement if we are willing to do the research.” After such a bold statement it would be reasonable to ask “Well then, what research would you propose?” I am interested in comparing the efficacy of different methods using empirical evidence (not… Read More A Measurement Tool
From time to time I contemplate the Montessori alphabet soup (AMI, AMS, IAPM, MEPI, IMC, NAMC, etc…) and I imagine how much better the lives of children, and eventually all humankind, might be if the Montessori movement was more unified. If more of the Movement spoke with the same voice, we would be easier… Read More Can Science Heal the Montessori Movement?
A petition for Montessori Unity and Cooperation sponsored by Mark Powell can be found online, and while this petition specifically relates to the leadership of AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) and AMS (American Montessori Society) it contains a dream of Montessorians working together to change that world that piques my interest. Please read the text and… Read More Montessori Unity and Cooperation
It has been 6 weeks since I last posted, and in case you were curious about this long silence, I have been very busy job hunting. 15 months ago, Emily (my wife) and I decided to move to New Zealand in 2009. I have been investigating and filing paperwork and researching for several months, but the… Read More New Zealand
Whilst stumbling through the interweb, I discovered an article entitled “Return of Montessori”, originally published in TIME magazine, Monday, February 3, 1930. The passage of time has created its own distance between contemporary citizens and Dr. Montessori, and the Montessori community has deepened this distance through the awe and revere we create. For these reasons I… Read More TIME magazine 1930
I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the railing, about to jump. I ran over and said: “Stop. Don’t do it.” “Why shouldn’t I?” he asked. “Well, there’s so much to live for!” “Like what?” “Are you religious?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Me too. Are you… Read More Schisms