This week we’re sharing 5 of the best pieces from the history of education initiative on Montessorium, one per day. Yesterday we looked at Jason Rheins on skepticism about classical education in the classical period. Monday we saw Kerry Ellard analyze the so-called “factory model” in education
Very curious! I see the parallel of these perspectives with parents trying to decide if they are staying for third year of Children’s House. From my view, I think the right Montessori trained educator can create spaces that honor the implementation of the lessons and a space where children can express themselves all at the same time. I think i stead of viewing Montessori on one end of the teaching gradient and more open (probably the play based methods) on the other—- perhaps see these perspectives as a ellipse in pedagogy where they are more adjacent than further apart. From moment to moment the educator would flow along this space back and forth depending on what the child needed.