Pedagogy of Love: Ritual as a Window into Montessori Practice
Cossentino, Jacqueline, Montessori Life
The View from an Outside Window
The first time I met a practitioner was the day I enrolled my then-3-year-old in the local Montessori school. Fresh out of graduate school (in Education) and poised to begin my career as an academic at a major research university, I was utterly unprepared for what awaited me on the other side of the classroom door. Though I thought of myself as an educational insider, immediately it became clear that I was an outsider in this world. The sites and sounds both attracted and perplexed me. Why all the attention to rolling and unrolling mats in just the right manner? What was the significance of changing from outside to inside shoes? Why was I asked to …
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Publication information: Article title: Pedagogy of Love: Ritual as a Window into Montessori Practice. Contributors: Cossentino, Jacqueline - Author. Magazine title: Montessori Life. Volume: 15. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 2003. Page number: 38. © American Montessori Society 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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