The Tao of Montessori Continues…Teaching Through The Seasons

The Tao of Montessori

Last Friday, I was given the honor of speaking to and working with over 60 Montessorians from the Vancouver Island Montessori Association(VIMA). https://www.facebook.com/VancouverIslandMontessoriAssociation/ I was invited to be the key-note speaker for their Professional Development Day. I was very excited to set up my “clinic setting” in the beautiful Omega High School classroom at Maria Montessori Academy. (https://mariamontessoriacademy.net/)

“Preparing the environment” in the classroom is a key component to the Montessori philosophy. We explored the idea of “preparing the environment” within oneself. For the past 20 years, I have been exploring within myself this idea of Living / Healing Through The Seasons, the emotions and the physical patterns that evolve with Mother Nature. Just like a teacher that lives and breathes through the seasons with their students. We discovered together that we are doing the same thing! How beautiful!

Wow!
60 Lovely Montessorians!

It’s Monday today and I’m still feeling the awe and the honor that was bestowed upon me and upon us all. Thank you

Gigi Vincentine

I recently came upon this wonderful documentary on the Life of Maria Montessori. Please enjoy!

BBC English Documentary 48 mins

And we can’t forget Lao Zi, the Father of Taoism

5 min video on Taoism

The Tao of Montessori

Maria Montessori Academy and VIMA-Vancouver Island Montessori Association hosted an International Montessori Conference over the weekend. What a beautiful school and a beautiful group of people.

There were over 250 Montessorians there to share their enthusiasm and love for what they do.

I presented a topic that has been percolating in me for many years: The Tao of Montessori.  I was given the opportunity to share and explore this topic with a group of passionate Montessori teachers. I was very touched by how open and generous they were with me. Wow! Lucky me!

 

Gratitude and Blessings

Gigi