Montessori in Mexico, Spring 2020

CHIHUAHUA

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In the beginning of March, I visited the oldest Montessori school in Mexico, Colegio Montessori de Chihuahua. The school meets the needs of children with infant communities, elementary classes, and the higher grades, including a middle school, or Erdkinder (earth children), where the focus is real work that gives the students a feeling of being valuable, and creative, responsible, original, and respected. Continue reading

Montessori Work in Colombia, South America – Fall 2019

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September 29, Bogotá, Colombia

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.

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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

Montessori Work in Colombia – Drugs, Zika, and Art

COLOMBIA, DRUGS, ZIKA, MONTESSORI, & ART

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When someone asks me what I am going to do on an upcoming trip I reply, “I won’t know till the trip is over.” because one never really knows what will be the most important part of a trip.

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DRUGS IN COLOMBIA
For example I never expected a trip to visit old friends to be a short course on Narcotráfico en Colombia or the illegal drug trade in Colombia.

On the 3-4 hour drive from Cali to Popoyan we saw at least 50 police, most flashing us a “thumbs up” signal to signify that there was no trouble with drug traffickers on that day. Continue reading