"But what no one understands is that not sacrifice, but satisfaction, is in question; not renunciation, but a new life in which the values are different, where real life values, hitherto unknown, have come to exist." (Montessori, M., 1988) 
 
Ethiopians are a proud, be...

September 3, 2018

We have looked at how Montessori is misunderstood, how

we struggle to find means of explaining what we do, how it can be challenging to conform to regulations and yet keep the Montessori method alive and well, and finally we looked at a way of explaining how we can “sel...

August 13, 2018

The Montessori method is a wonderful system of

education and I love to be a part of it, most of the time at least. I think we all do.  The children gain, the adults gain, the parents gain – we are all so pleased with our method that we are sometimes accused of being eli...

July 12, 2018

About three decades ago, in Ireland, I worked as a

Montessori educator for children 5-12 years.  The government did not provide any support, financial or otherwise, but Montessori schools for that age group were so rare that they did not interfere too much either.  We h...