I once read about the psychologist Deanne Kuhn, who recounted “the orangutan test”: If I have some new ideas and I go into a room with an orangutan to explain them, the orangutan will simply sit there and eat its banana. I will come out of the room, however, knowing more than I did before.
This is how I do my learning: Through writing and reflecting on my experiences as a Montessori guide. Sometimes I rant, sometimes I rave, sometimes I’m spot-on, and sometimes I miss the mark by a few hundred miles… But I always write from the heart, because Montessori is my passion, my calling, my life.
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