Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Feeling Empowered

"Help me to do it alone." ~M. Montessori
 Nothing gives me a greater sense of satisfaction than when I teach a child how to do something new.  Especially, when that child thinks there is boy work and girl work and, that doesn't happen very often in a montessori environment.   

A montessori environment is designed and created with each and every child in mind.  There is no gender specific work in a montessori classroom and children need to know they can do anything.  It goes the same way with colour.  We have been saying, "boys can where pink and purple too!"

 "Education ~ is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."
~Maria Montessori

An so it is that we "create" these opportunities or spaces to work in so that the child can experience and know that he or she can do anything!

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