On Choice: Part 3 – Choice, Community and the Montessori Classroom

Uncategorized, by Cab Yau, December 5, 2018,

“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.” -Dr. Montessori Building on our appreciation of choice … Continue reading “On Choice: Part 3 – Choice, Community and the Montessori Classroom”

Practical Life: Ironing

Uncategorized, by Cab Yau, November 2, 2018,

Continuing to build our understanding of Practical Life, let’s take an in depth look at Ironing… Ironing is the culminating activity in a trifecta of Practical Life lessons. This series begins with Polishing, a lesson typically given earlier in the child’s time in the Children’s House. The cloths used in Polishing are then put in … Continue reading “Practical Life: Ironing”

Executive Functions… (Part 1: Introduction)

Uncategorized, by Cab Yau, October 12, 2018,

Montessori offers such a full and complete education to children. One prime example of what Montessori offers children can be seen in that the pedagogy naturally supports the development of executive functions. In this post, we’ll take a look at executive functions, touching lightly on some of the ways Montessori classrooms support their development. More … Continue reading “Executive Functions… (Part 1: Introduction)”