Sir Ken Robinson
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
How Schools Kill Creativity?
Catherine Ford-The Calgary Herald
“I was four. Such is the power of the Montessori system that a half-century later I can still feel the sandpaper numbers under my little hands, the smooth satin ribbons of the maypole; soft grass under my feet and the sheer joy of school.”
“Education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences upon the environment,” wrote Montessori.
Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple) is talking education, mentioning that Montessori schools are doing a better job than most in teaching independent thinking – watch from 11:20, or the whole interview – it’s worth it!
We all know who this little guy is!!! Prince William and Kate chose to enroll their children in a school that practices the famous Montessori method. Founded by Italian physician and teacher Maria Montessori, the distinctive educational approach is known for encouraging creative thinking, personalized learning and embracing individuality. As most parents make many choices for their children, the royal couple will be no different.Prince George started at a Montessori preschool in England, January 5, 2016. he will follow his dad and Uncle’s footsteps moving on to other schools when he finished preschool. His dad was also a Montessori child as was his uncle.
Jan 2019 Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg, has begun a new role as an Official Ambassador of Montessori St Nicholas Group. Tessy made the announcement yesterday on her social media platforms with a statement and video. “I’m delighted to begin my role today as Official Ambassador of Montessori St Nicholas Group – a UK ‘early childhood’ education training provider and charity. The organisation works with 4,000 early years teachers and kids around the globe,” she said.The Princess continued, “The charity also works with other organisations to use the Montessori approach as a way of creating social impact – including Centrepoint, the Alzheimer’s Society, the FirstLight Trust and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots and Shoots programme.“Two of my children were at Montessori schools, and I have seen first-hand the incredible impact the Montessori approach has on childhood development. Montessori stands out in today’s target, and goal led education environment as it does not rely upon competitive measures of attainment and achievement. Instead, it focuses on what the individual child is ready to do and achieve.”