Talking TO kids not AT them
I was recently reading some articles on education and I came across an article by the Atlantic. It talks a lot about how our academic expectations have changed dramatically over the last few years and how it has impacted students and their learning.
As a montessorian I want my students to love to learn, to be thirsty for knowledge and exploration. I make sure to create my materials to meet those needs for ALL my students. Now that may sound crazy to say that my classroom can meet the needs of 20 different students at the same time, but it’s not. Montessori allows me and my assistant to form bonds with the students and get to know them on a very personal level. I know what interest them, what they are afraid of, what they had for breakfast because I talk to them.
I attached the article below and hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a great weekend!