The Universal Child, Guided by Nature

This book is an adaptation of a presentation given at the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) International Congress in Portland, Oregon


(Picture from The Tibetan Children’s Village, Dharamsala, India)

THE NEEDS AND TENDENCIES OF THE UNIVERSAL CHILD
The child is indeed universal and the Montessori principles we use in our work have been shown to be valid all over the world. I am going to share with you some of the observations I have made that have convinced me that this is true. Continue reading

Montessori Work in Ecuador and Galapagos, Fall 2019

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THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS, A TINY SCHOOL IN THE RAINFOREST, AND A WORKSHOP IN QUITO

This was a dream-come-true trip. In my work in Colombia I always hoped that somehow I would make it to the Galapagos Islands. I was so pleased to find that my Montessori friends in Colombia and Ecuador made this possible.

Thanks to movies about Charles Darwin, and reading his books over the years, the Galapagos, the island group owned by Ecuador, has always been on of the last places on my bucket list to visit. I found that there is plenty of Montessori work needed in Quito and environs AND on the islands! Here I will share just a little bit about both. Continue reading

Montessori Work in Lima, Peru — Fall 2019

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Montessori Work, and the Culture of Peru

For five weeks this fall I have had the pleasure to carry out Montessori work and to visit old friends, and make new ones, in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador. I hope you enjoying “traveling” with me to Lima, Peru.

The tropical fruit always available is something I always look forward to but the main reason for this trip was that finally one of my books has been translated into Spanish.

Presenting Montessori to the Government
The presentation was based on the book The Universal Child, Guided by Nature. The title in Spanish is El Nino Universal. Both books can be found on Amazon in many countries Continue reading

Dublin, Amsterdam, and Marseille – Spring 2017

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Speaking in Ireland, attending the Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam, sharing the Value of Concentration, and then Montessori in France

Dublin
Arriving in Dublin I was taken immediately to the tower, now the James Joyce Museum, where the beginning of the book “Ulysses” takes place. That experience has inspired me to give the book just one more chance and I am now on page 20 and enjoying it. Also in Dublin I saw the Book of Kells which has been on my “to do” list for many years, the National Museum, the Chester Beatty Library Collection, and had two shows of my own art. Continue reading