Thirty hours of lectures per week, anyone?

20 Sep

Hello dear readers (if I have anyone left at this point, since I’ve been away for forever)… Elementary training has been beyond amazing, but has also taken a toll on the amount of time or energy I have for writing anything other than Montessori essays and presentations for school.  Today our trainer busted out the most amazing set of principles that all adults should keep in mind when guiding children (be it in school or at home).  My goal is to get them on this blog this week.  Baby steps towards writing this blog again on a regular basis…

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a beautiful experience I had the first few days in Italy.  I went to a concert atop a bell tower.  Inside the bell tower, a young man – probably not more than 14 years old – used a centuries-old tradition to play the bells… The actual church bells that sit atop the bell tower!!!  Notice his concentration… How often we under-estimate the abilities of our young!

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6 Responses to “Thirty hours of lectures per week, anyone?”

  1. Superplexa September 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    It’s exhausting, isn’t it. I had this brilliant idea that I was going to blog about training. Instead, my blogging has totally fallen off the rails.

  2. PS Montessori September 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Ditto. Training is… Time consuming, to say the least.

  3. about a girl September 21, 2010 at 2:09 am #

    Of course you haven’t lost us!! We’re just patiently waiting for you to have time to share with us all of your wisdom!
    Can’t wait to read the principles. We recently went to a parents evening at L’s Montessori school all about growing a childs brain and it was amazing!! Will post about it soon.
    Really happy to hear from you and that the course is all you hoped it would be.

  4. Evelyn September 21, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    Oh please share those Principles with us!
    Big hugs,
    Evelyn

    PS: I totally hear you about not being able to blog. I’m in the same situation.

  5. Rachel September 21, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    How amazing. We can’t wait to hear the principles and use them in our own elementary classroom. We appreciate you taking the time to share anything you can about your experience.

  6. Cynthia September 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm #

    Our Principal took her Elementary training in Bergamo. She totally understands how you feel and wishes you the very best.

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