Saturday, May 5, 2012

Respect for Nature in Montessori


Those seeking to know how Montessori develops a love for nature, may have come to realize that there is no official album for this concept - it is interwoven throughout all the albums:
  • respect for the child (easier to give respect when one receives it)
  • reasonable expectations of responsibility with corresponding freedom
  • care for materials
  • care for people and for self
  • early experiences with the world around the child - plants, animals, weather
  • getting out into the world both in primary and in elementary
  • cosmic education nature of the environment
  • development of historical appreciation for gifts
  • responsibility to pass these gifts on in a positive way
Essentially, because we *care*, they will care.

Please add your own ideas in the comments! 

1 comment:

  1. Because we *care*, they will care. Very well said! Love it!

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