Preserving Intrinsic Motivation: Valuing Process over Product
To grow fully, a child needs to value her own journey and honor her own path. How do we support the child in reaching for her own highest achievement without distracting her with extrinsic rewards? How do we discipline ourselves to show respect for her own standard of individual excellence? How do we let go of our own agenda so that our child can pursue her deepest legitimate longings and forge satisfying life.
Book signing session: Children who are not yet peaceful (more information below)
"Children who are not yet peaceful"
Charting the progress of twelve children in a real classroom, and following in the footsteps of Maria Montessori, educator Donna Bryant Goertz shows how positive change can occur given the proper environment. In each case she describes a child's transformation in becoming a responsible citizen of the classroom community. Readers will learn how to apply Montessori methods to virtually any early elementary environment.