The picture above shows Colombia on the map of South America, and the view from the top of a hill in Bogota. I had been at the Bogota airport many times since 1978, but this was my first time seeing the city and it is a beautiful as one hears.
Journal Notes, several places in Colombia over the weeks
September 30. Arranged by FEMCO, the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) affiliate in Colombia, on the first day I gave two PowerPoint presentations based on the book “The Universal Child, Guided by Nature” which has been translated into Spanish (See links below). In the audience were the government heads of the early childhood departments from all of the areas of Colombia. There was much excitement as Montessori practices are new to the government of Colombia and it was clear that they are logical and kind and successful. Continue reading →
IASI, ROMANIA, Fall, 2018 Catalin Ivan, Member of the European Parliament for Romania, discovered Montessori for his children and soon realized it would be good for his country, especially the education of the poor. Visiting the AMI office in Amsterdam it was recommended that he begin by getting Montessori birth to three information to parents by translating The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three. and then focus on training Montessori teachers.
Here is the story of presenting Montessori in Romania, exploring the cultures, and then speaking at one of the most famous Montessori farm schools for adolescents, in Sweden Continue reading →
Graduation – Montessori Assistants to Infancy, 0-3, course The main purpose of my visit was as an oral examiner for the AMI Montessori A to I (Assistants to Infancy), birth to three, course. But as always in this Montessori world a guest is greeted with grace and courtesy and a desire to joyfully share culture, which includes food, as Mexico City is famous internationally for this element. Continue reading →
In February and March I traveled completely around the globe for the second time. The first was on the ship University of the Seven Seas (now called The Semester at Sea), a trip of 4 months. This trip is packed into one precious month. Continue reading →