Saturday, April 25, 2015

Montessori review

It is important to remember that the child’s actions are not due to random choice, but directed by his inner needs for development.
…it is like a light that shines on some objects but not on others, making of them his whole world.
Not sermons but creative instincts are important, because they are realities.
Preparation for human society is based on the activities of children who act, urged on by the needs of their nature, in a limited world corresponding to the frame.
The child might say, “I am not perfect, I am not omnipotent, but this much I can do and I know it.  I also know that I can make mistakes and correct myself, thus finding my way.”
The great task of education must be to secure and to preserve a normality which, of its own nature, gravitates toward the center of perfection.
The greatest step forward in human evolution was made when society began to help the weak and the poor, instead of oppressing and despising them.
The small child walks to develop his powers, he is building up his being. He goes slowly. He has neither rhythmic step nor goal. But things around him allure him and urge him forward. If the adult would be of help, he must renounce his own rhythm and his own aim.
The teacher’s happy task is to show them [children] the paths to perfection, furnishing the means and removing the obstacles, begging with those which she herself is likely to present.
…the will is a force which impels activities beneficial to life.



Sequence Cards

Ph. Matching Cards

Metal Inserts

Using objects for language

Scanning Dictation

Non-ph. Object Game

Sentences and stories

Letter of Week Tray

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