Magazine article Montessori Life

LETTERS FROM the Editors

Magazine article Montessori Life

LETTERS FROM the Editors

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"Stay young , always, in the theater of your mind."

-Mary Oliver, from "Good Morning" in Blue Horses

To be a Montessorian is to engage in an ever-evolving awareness of interactions between the self and others, to actively demonstrate that learning and development are achieved by each individual through his or her efforts, and to do so in a climate of empathy and respect.

For Maria Montessori, being a teacher was a sacred calling, requiring the stamina of youth and the wisdom of age; for it is the teacher, in tandem with the parent, who prepares the field upon which the child will develop himself. The preparation of the environment is the teacher's work; the development of self is the child's work. Both take place in the real world, a world continually in flux.

In this issue of Montessori Life, the reader enters the world of a country devastated by destructive weather, a place where the author encounters the resilience of the human spirit and her own capacity to give (page 30). …

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