Image by Peter Beard
Learning and observing so much in my new start with the nursery. Right now I’m thinking that if Montessori is carefully presented it’s magic and the structured and methodical ways of interacting with things provide a wonderful foundation for life but if it is rigidly presented and practiced it can suppress creativity, resourcefulness, wonder, and exploration . I’ve typically yielded to wonder and exploration in my art classes and am now trying to find balance between the different approaches.
I think that structure is excellent for everyday life and development but when things get hard creativity, reflection/ intuition and resourcefulness tend to kick in and build resilience.