I found this video on Montessori education today which has inspired me to learn more about this method of teaching...we used to base our studies mostly around hands on learning but seem to have gotten a bit side tracked some how by my Lego's request for more structure....it seems that the other children have also had to fall into having more structure too whether they want it or not.
I've obviously heard the Montessori name banded about many times over the years but have never looked into it and I'm now wondering what, if anything, this method may have to offer Lego at the ripe old age of 12 lol...I think more research is in order as it might be just the mixture of structure verses hands on learning that we need. I would be interested in hearing from any of you that follow the Montessori method to get some further advice inshaAllah. The very brief research I have done at the moment seems to point to children going to Montessori schools and the resources seem so expensive so I would be really interested to hear how this method can be adapted into home schooling and whether any of you have any curricula etc you could recommend. Also if any of you have began teaching this method to older children I would like to know how it worked out inshaAllah.
I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did, it really epitomises the way I feel about education....I can't believe it's taken me this long to get round to researching this method. Doh!