I can fill
a whole page with Montessori links, just for starters, so that
is what I have done! Click above to get to a page full of sites
of descriptions of the method, support sites, pictures of the
materials, articles and ways to use montessori in the home, international
montessori communities, the list is endless. I hope you will give
it a look - I have moved a long way from thinking it was a way
of hothousing children into the right prep-school, to realising
it is a fantastic method for helping my child feel part of her
home, important to the running of her home and helping to give
her skills that give her pleasure and power.
8 years were spent in a small Charlotte Mason (PNEU) school in
Nottingham. I had no idea I had been taught according to Home
Education Principles of the 19th and early 20th Century but I
do know it was a fantastic experience. In a warm and friendly
teaching environment we were encouraged to find out for ourselves,
follow projects, learn about fine art and beautiful music, read
whatever we chose and follow our inclinations to discover knowledge.
I will never forget Mrs Sears religiously finding out chemical
symbols for me to collect every week, orthe patience of Mrs Peters
teaching us french from the age of 6. I have now found some CM
links and am working through them to find the best of the best!!!!!!!
beautiful to look at site that pulls together many ideals of eduation
and home education. Whatever philosophy is yours, there is bound
to be something to interest you.
included Piaget because I am interested in his theories of child
development and I think this article ties in nicely with Charlotte
Mason and Montessori. There are some really interesting perceptions
on the growth of a child here.
prolific writer of homeschooling common sense, written from an
American point of view. Definitely anti-schooling, Holt strove
to give parents and children the courage to follow their hearts
and educate in a way that suited the individual family.
of articles by a superb writer on education. I am just starting
to work my way through them, but they are good!
Children Seriously (TCS)
of non-coercive living for and with children. Kind of links with
Autonomy and Libertarianism though I am searching for more links
on these as well!
run on these principles with lots of information and good links.
only fair to include this page too because lots of home educators
in the UK use the National Curriculum, even though it is not a
requirement. Many parents like to check their children are reasonably
in line, skills wise, with others of their age and ability. There
will undoubtedly be good ideas for projects in amongst this site,
or just reassurance that you are doing fine!