Wednesday, August 29, 2012

a task of education

 The first idea that the child must acquire in order to be actively disciplined is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the education lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.

--Maria Montessori

girls digging for clams


Anonymous said...

I love that photo, and the quote!

Pom Pom said...

The clam diggers are adorable! It's Friday! I want some chowder!
Yesterday I asked one of my classes, "What does it mean to give your life away?"
Most of them thought it meant marriage and I thought that was sweet and it gave me hope for future families.

Pom Pom said...

Did you know that it is Maria M.'s birthday today?

GretchenJoanna said...

Pom, that is indeed a very encouraging response from your students! I am still learning that meaning myself.

And no, I didn't know about Maria's birthday - maybe it was in the air, though. I should put it on my calendar; she is so fascinating and inspiring and I could at least try to read more about her on her birthday every year. Thanks for the tip!

MKM said...

Oh!! I remember that clam dig vividly. :)