Category: Pedagogy

Maria Montessori 150 years

“On the higher educational level, justice is something truly spiritual; it tries to ensure that every child shall make the best of himself (achieve his potential). Justice is to give every human being the necessary help to bring about the fullest spiritual stature. Service of the spirit at every age means helping those energies that…
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Evolutionary purpose – follow the curiosity, follow the needs

I have often found myself in front of my class getting that feeling; the children are curious in something but the curriculum – the prescribed learning, predicted and controlled – is telling me to stick to the rigid path. First do A and then do B.  I’m torn. Sometimes as teachers we go off the…
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Standardised Education and Lifelong Learning, an Oxymoron

Are you curious about the standardised movement? Perhaps you are a teacher affected by the standardised movement, maybe you have experienced its grip on how we ‘help’ learners learn through a standardised approach? Or maybe you are new to teaching and think this is the norm? In this blog I would like to place standardised…
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Time is on our side in a teal school

Time is on our side

An overwhelming issue we see in schools is there is not enough time. Teachers say it, managers say it. We hear excuses such as ‘Time is against us’ or ‘If only we had more time’. It has almost become the go-to excuse and a way of not digging deeper into the problem, but an excuse…
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