Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Yin and Yang of Montessori and Waldorf in Early Childhood Education

I came across this article from Common Ground Magazine, and thought many of you would be intrigued and interested: "The Yin and Yang of Montessori and Waldorf in Early Childhood Education". Click on photos and zoom in to enlarge or click on links for larger printable version of pages.




6 comments:

racheous said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love aspects of both methods of education and include them in parenting my toddler. I would love to hear your thoughts on them.

Rochelle's Lenz said...

Thanks for this! As a teacher I enjoyed learning about Montessori, and as a Mumma we are loving our Steiner experience. Love that the article sugests that teachers could benefit from understanding both. So interesting that strong philosophical approaches to education were born at a time of crisis - for me this reminds me that we should treasure human qualities that are enduring rather than run with fads. Kia Ora!

jodi said...

fascinating. thanks for this M x

Mama Gone Green said...

Thanks for sharing!

kristi said...

interesting. i really liked this article as it sort of represents what i have naturally done with my littles. i totally agree that children benefit from both.

Shaz said...

Fabulous article! I'm a Mom who stopped my training as an Early Childhood educator to be home with my children. I studied Montessori and loved the logical teaching approach and I also studies a philosophy called high scope. I was not a fan of the lazy crowded classroom.
I did some personal research on Waldorf and have used small portions. My oldest is 12 now and I intend to do some Waldorf activities with her even at this stage!
Blending the 2 philosophies are defiantly the best way to go. I see the benefits in all four of my children's educations.

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