Montessori Homeschooling, One Family’s Story

Montessori Homeschooling, One Family’s Story
There is a chapter in this book for each of the years. Here are a few excerpts from that would be called “third grade” of this 12-year experience of day-by-day, year-by-year, learning how to create an authentic Montessori education at home, through elementary, middle, and high school. Here is a second blog post with more information on this book.

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From the chapter . . .

THIRD GRADE – Introduction

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The First Test
Many of Michael’s friends attended public school and he often heard them worrying about an upcoming test, something outside of his educational experience until, in a class on music theory at the Saturday Music Academy, he was given a test. That evening as we were at dinner he said:

I don’t see what the big deal is about tests. My friends who go to school are always worrying about them. The music test today was no problem. If I didn’t know the answer to a question I just looked at the test of the person sitting next to me.

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Montessori in Peru, “Education for the Future”

On August 2, 2016, I presented a Montessori PowerPoint in a beautiful hotel in Lima, Peru. But before telling you about that I want to share a video clip of two Montessori students who gave all of us a charming demonstration of the Marinara dance, which I was so lucky to have studied when I lived in Lima many years ago. Still today children all over the country learn this dance as part of their studies.

After this beautiful and obviously very skilled presentation we were all eager to delve deeply into the potential of the child.

The title of the talk was “Montessori, Education for the Future”

It is based on the book The Universal Child, Guided by Nature, that has now been translated into Spanish as is available on Amazon El Nino Universal

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Montessori on the Way to Colombia – Art and Phones

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I am blogging from the Copa Club at the airport in Panama City on the way to Santiago de Cali, Colombia. With a 7-hour layover on a beautiful sunny day, even after a red-eye flight from San Francisco, I am too excited to try to sleep. Continue reading