Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Montessori Post: Freedom and Discipline

I have a new post up at MariaMontessori.com:
Freedom and Discipline are two words that are not usually used together, at least in regard to children.  It seems counter-intuitive—how can you give kids freedom and still have discipline, or be disciplined and have freedom?  It is generally understood that children can only “behave” when strict discipline is imposed on them, meaning their freedom taken away– this is the thinking of traditional schooling.  But Maria Montessori discovered that the two, freedom and discipline, indeed go hand in hand.
Head over here to read the rest, or go here to check out some of the other great post written by other montessorians.

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