If we value children’s expression what gets in the way of child-led art projects? A discussion with Taiwanese teachers.

I met up with 20 Taiwanese student Montessori teachers in Taichung to demonstrate some methods and principles behind music and visual art in a Montessori classroom. On our second day, we discussed what holds us back from simply allowing children to create. For me, it is key is to acknowledge the power agenda.  If the …

The Global Sisterhood manifesto.

I will not hold myself back and I will support you in doing the same.

We began the recent Garden Gathering in Hong Kong with a circle in Which The Global Sisterhood Manifesto was read. I had never heard it but I found it magical and immediately went to ask what I could find the words that has just been read out. I wanted to subscribe to doing this for …

Sustainable actions in small schools and homes

I have been asked to summarise the way sustainable principles have been put into action in a small school which follows Montessori principles. Through a holistic lens it seems that most things that are good practice generally follow Sustainability practice.  Here are some ideas that might help you take small actions to engage children at …