October 5, 2012 1:55 PM
Montessori at Home - speaking in Ashburn last night
Last night I gave a presentation called Montessori at Home for Montessori Children's House of Loudoun - a lively school with over 200 students in 8 classes, plus an infant program and a toddler program. I was invited by parents who love what they're seeing in their children as a result of their time in Montessori and who wanted to know what they could do to make their homes more Montessori.
This is right up my alley since several of my books - including Mommy, Teach Me!, Mommy, Teach Me to Read!, and The Mommy Manual are all about that very subject.
It's been a long time since I spoke to a group of parents and it was interesting to see how the material from my next book - Raising God-First Kids in a Me-First World - wove itself into the older material. While I'm still talking about how using Montessori principles at home will result in confident, joyful children, I now have the added perspective of having released grown-up kids into the world. I have confidence that these principles work.
Loved the parents I met. I know how hard it is for parents to come out at night after a full day of work and home responsibilities. This was certainly a multicultural crowd, including many dads. It was such an honor to be given the time to speak to them!
Also proud of myself for finally advancing from the primitive overhead transparencies I've used for many years to a PowerPoint presentation. I figured if my son Justin - who has Down syndrome and is in fourth grade - can do it, I have no excuse.
So now I have Montessori at Home in PowerPoint and ready to take on the road. Let me know if you need a speaker for your MOPS, MOMS, or homeschool group!
Sounds like a wonderful presentation. And thanks for the link for your upcoming book; it sounds like a great read!
Posted by: Bree | October 6, 2012 10:36 AM