Monday, July 28, 2008

Montessori Style Homeschooling


When I decided to homeschool almost ten years ago, I wasn't aware of the Montessori method. I wish I had known. The method is wonderful for most of us right brain folks, especially in a world set up for left brainers. It uses many manipulatives and concrete objects to make the lessons stick. I have a good friend who is a certified Montessori teacher for the primary grades and she was instrumental in showing me the ropes to school my 5 year old. My girls although older benefitted as well, I incorporated many of Maria Montessori ideas and methods in their already eclectic curriculum. My friend took us on a tour of her school and we got chance to get some ideas from their set-up. The Montessori method for Homeschoolers is definitely do-able, fun, affordable and it gets results. There are a ton of websites that can kick start your efforts. Here are a few: http://montessorimom.com/ and http://www.montessori123.com/ or http://www.montessoriforeveryone.com/


4 comments:

Shadow Cutting said...

Nice artworks! Interesting blog!

Walk in the Woods said...

Homeschooling - good for you. ANd - for the most part - Montessori rocks! If nothing else, it's so important to know that we all learn differently and so the more methods we have at our disposal, the better we ALL are.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

We're a homeschooling family as well, I've found that having as many methods available as possible has really helped. As my son prepares for college, I'm reminded how different he and my 9 year old are. In fact I'm learning to 'teach' all over again. I'm a left brainer, but I adapted my style to my right brain son only to have to rethink my strategy again...I'm getting too young for this. I'll certainly check out the sites.

w said...

thanks for those links. will check them out!