Saturday, 30 July 2011

Inspired by Montessori

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 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!


Sound Schooling said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love the mug with the stamps too, and the reason I put a close-up picture of the Turkish stamp is because I have Turkish heritage :) Is your husband of Turkish background too?
The cups are from Australia, I'm Australian. The other cup had local Australian cities on it.

I just won a book today, Montessori Madness, which you can check on my homeschool blog :) My children briefly attended a Montessori school, and very briefly I taught there as a Teacher Aid- I love Montessori :)

Umm Adam said...

Yes my husband is Turkish, from Eskisehir! I love it there and would love to settle there eventually but until then it's sunny UK for us lol.

Congratulations on winning the book you must be ripped! I've really got hooked on Montessori today...I kind of Home Ed along those lines anyway but it would be nice to have a bit of structure too..I would love to get hold of a Montessori home school curriculum..there seem to be a few about but which one? And would it be suitable for my elder boys? So many questions, I may have to bug you about Montessori some more lol. Until then, thanks for dropping by! xXx

Umm Tafari said...

As salaam alaikum Umm Adam,

I don't know of many Monessori resources for older children, but I know this method is quite pricey. If you find any please pass them along, insha Allah.

Umm Adam said...

Wa alaikum assalaam dear Umm Tafari, yes everything I've seen seems to be aimed at younger children and I have my suspicions about price lol.... I will do some more digging and let you know if anything comes up inshaAllah.

Fi amanillah x