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The Laws of the Universe (LOU) experiments are a series of experiments that are designed to be appealing to children and introduce ideas about the "nature of things" to students. In a "traditional" presentation the order might be: -First Great Story - LOU experiments -Story of Creation (this is a modified First Great Story that is more science based and relates the LOU to what happened in the First Great Story)
We need to decolonise our curriculum. If I decide to teach using the traditional series of Montessori maps including the 'Australia' map here are some questions I ask myself. Am I critically examining why I am teaching this? What is the purpose? Who does this teaching benefit? Do my maps show the borders of all countries in the world or only those deemed important when Montessori puzzle maps were first made? Am I teaching about indigenous cultures who have been impacted by western 'borders'
What is Cosmic Education? A really simple definition of it would be an approach to education that helps students grow an awareness that everything in the universe is connected and interdependent so that they see themselves as being a connected peaceful person working for a peaceful world. In the 6-12 class, cosmic education is the centre of the spider web from which everything else connects to.
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Montessori word art freebie with an important quote for parents and educators (so helpful in knowing how to follow the child): "'Wait while observing.' That is the motto of the educator." Word art freebie without watermark for printing at http://bitsofpositivity.com/2016/05/25/wait-while-observing-montessori-word-art-freebie/
Dr. Maria Montessori is working alongside a child in a Children's House outdoor environment. The Button Dressing Frame in Dr. Montessori's lap is a Practical Life material used to support and encourage the child's care of herself by building her hand-eye coordination, concentration, independence and order.
Montessori education is developmental. It works because it recognizes and incorporates the developmental, not age, level of a child. As identified and described by Dr. Montessori there are 4 developmental planes that humans pass through as they mature: 1) Absorbent Mind – ages birth to 6 – This stage is recognized as the most critically …