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As a Montessori Teacher and a mother of five, I’ve had many people ask me my advice on various misbehaviours. So I was very excited and happy when I was introduced to Jane Nelsen’s book, Positive Discipline. In this article, I will share with you some insights into how positive discipline works in the Montessori classroom as well as Jane Nelsen’s approach to positive discipline.
While the child is at the centre of the Montessori education and the "main actor", the adult plays an essential role. He is the connection and catalyst between the child and the environment, the interpreter of her spirit, of her needs, the mentor and guide to present and show, a source of inspiration and while not intended as such, also a model that she will want to follow.
La mère parfaite n’existe pas !
Etant maman de deux enfants et ayant étudié l’éducation sous toutes ses coutures, j’ai appris une chose en devenant maman : avec ses enfants, on fait ce qu’on PEUT et non ce qu’on VEUT !
What is a child about? How can a helpless baby become a full member of our society? Maria Montessori’s understanding was that “education” becomes an “aid to life” - a natural process all children undertake spontaneously, guided through ever evolving stages of development.
Quelle ne fut pas ma surprise en tombant sur cet article lors de mes recherches sur internet.
Et pourtant cela faisait écho à ce que j'ai pû observer durant mes nombreuses années de travail avec les enfants.
Trop souvent j’ai entendu que les élèves devaient rester en position bien droite et statique sur leur chaise et trop souvent j’ai vu ces enfants se tordre, gigoter et prendre des positions improbables sur leurs chaises alors qu’ils étaient pourtant parfaitement concentrés sur leur activité.
There is a big difference between animal and human babies. Human babies do not have language and motor skills programmed into them, unlike other mammals who are able to walk shortly after birth. They have no predetermined instinct to survive on their own and are totally dependent on their parents for food, warmth, movement, communication, etc. The human child must, literally, learn everything.
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