How to Find the ‘Love of Learning

‘If we fail to give our students time, a voice or a choice, then we will fail to find out what really drives them to learn.’

Our job is to design an environment, a pedagogy and a curriculum that allows for experimentation, it encourages questioning and promotes failure.

For our children to find their way in this world, for them to discover what makes their heart beat, their blood pump and their passion grow stronger, we must ‘follow the child.”

We must allow them to have a choice in how they will represent their findings, we must structure a lesson so that it is completely open ended and we must take heed of the opinions of our learners.

It is hard for teachers to let go of the reigns, it is difficult to say ‘yes’ when children ask to take on the impossible, and it is time consuming to have everyone following their heart!

But when we do this, we allow children to find their passion from a very early age and once we know what makes our children excited to learn……..

Anything is possible!!! ❤️

#teachers #parenting #education #montessori #school

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  1. Rakhshanda hafeez
    3 months ago

    definitely what you are saying is true we need to sensitize children but along with handling its necessary for us to bring people involved in this process to know the objectives well. As you can make the child act accordingly only when the environment provided is good for facilitating his or her need and that environment is to be created by an adult having the right mind set. Guide me if i am wrong. Regards

    • Angeliki Tsionara
      3 months ago

      This should be read by parents too. Nine to ten parents have close their eyes and ears to their children’s voice. When teachers and parents change mindset and realize that children don’t belong to them and they have to behave and respect them equal. Then all will literary change

  2. Noel Watkins
    3 months ago

    Very much agree with your sentiments Gavin. What particularly interests me is how we increase the awareness that overly academic standards driven mainstream education systems are failing our children. Children do of course need to develop core competences i.e literacy, numeracy etc but equally inportantly (as you suggest i believe) they need to know who they are, what they love and how to relate to other people and our planet. Do you believe the way you work in Montessori education does all this? How about Waldorf, Emilio Reggio, etc?

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