It's day 2 but it feels as if time in condensing. There is so much information that I am learning and I feel it is integrated into my system. Today we continued to learn about Dr. Montessori's practical life focusing in on observation. As we quietly observe a child's nature we will see what his or her natural interest are and who the child is. By observing it allows the adults around the child to facilitate a child's learning.
"Know your children, know your families, know your school district" - Susan Costello
In class we discussed planning for curriculum, this involves making sure it is intentional and that the activities provided are developmentally appropriate. Some strategies include acknowledging what children do or say, giving positive feed back, and as a Montessori teacher we must ensure that we are modeling and demonstrating the work along with coming into our own grace and courtesy. I really love this about Montessori Education as this is teaching life skills of being responsible citizen of the world. It also make me think about countries such as Finland, Singapore, Korea and China and their D.A.P and how I could incorporate international standards into my teaching practice as well.
Affirmation of the day: I take one step at a time, I breathe and allow all knowledge to resonate within me.