Magazine article Montessori Life

Last Laugh

Magazine article Montessori Life

Last Laugh

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I was trying to teach my 10-year-old brother to swim. After an hour or so in the pool, he asked, "When do we learn how to breathe underwater?"

Norbeen Baral, Pokhara, Nepal

While reading a book to my group of kindergarten students, about a cat who wants to fly solo, I casually asked them, "Do any of you know what it means to fly solo?" One student, Jack, raised his hand excitedly and answered, "You know, it's when you fly close to the ground, like, so low."

Whitney Gleason, Mercy Montessori Center Cincinnati, OH

When my daughter was about 8 years old, we got to talking about different jobs. At the time, I was an IT project manager, and I thought I should explain what the different types of roles in IT were. So I gave her a brief outline of what programmers, analysts, testers, team leaders, and project managers do. …

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