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...

July 12, 2018

Two of the major inspirations in my life created “Eureka”

moments for me.  The first, in my early twenties, happened when I started to read Maria Montessori’s books. I got extremely excited, thinking, “This woman makes sense.  What she says fits to what I really feel ab...

July 12, 2018

I worry sometimes that we are our own worst enemy in the Montessori world.  It is such a wonderful philosophy and method of education, but we get bewitched by new ideas and abandon the best of Montessori as we rush to implement them. Or we never totally implement Monte...

July 10, 2018

In the beginning of my career, (forty something years ago!) I thought Montessori was a “nice” way of looking after children – that is until I started to read about it!  Well, we all make assumptions about some things some of the time! Even I do! 😊  I quickly learned t...

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