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

The Music Environment, from The AMI Journal

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The Music Environment from the Beginning to the End
It was an honor for me to be part of this publication on creativity. This article is shared with permission of AMI, The Association Montessori Internationale and NAMTA, The North American Montessori Teachers Organization.
It was published in  AMI Journal 2014-2015 Theme Issue: The Montessori Foundations for the Creative Personality. This 237-page publication deals with the imagination, self-expression, language, music, the Montessori creative view of  childhood, art, and contemporary Montessori research and creativity.


THE RED COROLLA, MONTESSORI COSMIC EDUCATION (for age 3-6)
Cosmic Education is a view of how everything is connected. This article has been reprinted in its entirety in this book because it gives an example, through music, of how all of the elements of cosmic education physics, biology, history, geography, the arts—serve the human from birth through old age.

CLICK: The Red Corolla

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Montessori Work in Morocco, School and Orphanage, Amsterdam, and More

Montessori in Morocco and Amsterdam and with friends from many places

Morocco
This has been a very interesting and rewarding Montessori month. First of all I returned to Ecole Montessori Casablanca, the Morocco school. (http://www.montessoricasablanca.com/)

1 pirmary and elemenary

Primary class “the Roman arch”, elementary class botany research

A year ago I worked here as a consultant for the classes for children from age 1-12. This year I returned to see the progress and to document a “Montessori First Year Project” in an orphanage in Casablanca we started at that time. It was quite wonderful to see the results at the orphanage and the school! Continue reading