Greetings, and welcome back to school! Your Children's House Board has been working hard on all our normal duties - ensuring the financial stability of our school of course, and working through committees on defining the relationship between Children's House and the Elementary/Middle School, organizational structure, and the lines of communication.
We're also very excited to be reading and discussing the book
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius,
by Angeline Stoll Lillard. Chapter One is called 'An Answer to the Crisis in Education', and explained the model of 'the school as a factory', which started in the mid-nineteenth century, and focused on efficiency where children were referred to as 'raw materials'. Incredibly, this is the model that is still used today in many schools in our country. Maria Montessori and her very different model of education was an 'answer to this crisis', and still is today. We encourage any interested caregiver to check out this book for more insight and background on Montessori.
Our next board meeting is
Monday, January 18th, 5pm at the Elementary/Middle School. All are welcome to attend. Thank you!