Posts Tagged ‘Montessori Method’

Primary School is the New MBA

A friend and fellow gardener contemplates, “I know education is a priority, but at what price?”  Here’s my response, in all its candor and honesty.  This one is a little longer than usual because the message is BIG.

“I don’t know what the future holds, and I know who holds the future.” Read the rest of this entry »


Silent and Mindful | a journey of conscious parenting

I just completed the Silent Journey and Discovery at OakHaven Montessori School.  The Silent Journey is an invitation to experience the classroom from the child’s perspective.  I didn’t have to be asked twice.  I am actively seeking opportunities to use my right brain, experience moments of mindfulness, and otherwise see the world from the pure potential of a child.  Read the rest of this entry »


My home is heaven on earth

Allow me to disclose:  I believe in the Montessori Method of education.  AND this blog is not to convert you, so please read on.

The greatest influence (and there are many), the Montessori Method has had on our family lifestyle is the premise of our home as a prepared environment.  As the gardener, I see my duty to constantly and consistently plant and weed, plant and weed.  Maintaining beauty, order, and simplicity that create an envionment of love, peace, and creativity.  I believe an orderly physical world gives order to the mental world.  I know when I can function best and I expect nothing less for my children. 
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