Montessori environments

Why Peace?

Fifteen years of teaching young children and guiding the adults in their lives, has taught me well that the single most important factor determining a child’s ability to learn and live well, is peace. A peaceful child isn’t burdened with negative feelings or limitations in their environment that hold them back; a peaceful child is free to use their environment to become the person they need to be.

Why Montessori?

Maria Montessori’s approach to education is a guide for educators and parents to prepare themselves and their environments for children to meet their own needs, and to engage their body, soul, and mind in everything they do. Montessori observed that when environments were prepared this way, children developed to their full potential as nature intended.

As I continue to study and practice with the Montessori approach over the years, I continue to be amazed by how incredibly well Maria Montessori understood the needs of the child. I share simple principles and structures within the Montessori approach to guide adults as they transform their environments and interactions to create peaceful rooms, and therefore a peaceful child.