Tag: education

Yvonne Rinaldi

Yvonne Rinaldi

matriarch ˈmeɪtrɪɑːk noun: matriarch; plural noun: matriarchs a woman who is the head of a family or tribe. “in some cultures the mother proceeds to the status of a matriarch” an older woman who is powerful within a family or organization. “a domineering matriarch” I am perched on the edge of the visitors chair in …

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Bella

Bella

boarding (bɔːʳdɪŋ ) uncountable noun Boarding is an arrangement by which children live at school during the school term. I left my boys with my sister and drove down the dirt road for my interview with Bella, these interviews that I organise have me anxious and out of my comfort zone every single time. I …

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I chose the Hippie School

I chose the Hippie School

    I chose the “hippie school” I knew nothing about Montessori when I had my first child, at the time my sister-in law was working as a nanny in London for some very wealthy families. She sent me an email saying that I needed to find a Montessori school or Children’s house to send …

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Day 44

Day 44

Day 44. Looking at the gated area that is filled with garden beds, potted plants full of colourful blossoms, and outdoor play equipment. I could see one little head amongst the rosemary, one blonde little girl with a blue watering can drowning purple petunias, a wooden chair sitting in the shade held one little guy …

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Day 36

Day 36

Day 36 Our school has a school Facebook page and one of the teachers posted a fascinating article about parenting on the page. It was called Abandon parenting and just be a parent the article is an interview with Alison Gopnik about her new book The Gardener and the carpenter. I also did some more …

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Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Today’s feminist Friday celebrates Maria Montessori. This is the woman whose education theory will give Prince George of Cambridge (who started kindergarten this week) the grounding of his education. I won’t go too much into the Montessori philosophy that I adore and am blessed to be able to educate my little Princes in this way. I want to …

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