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We have a very sad and plain looking wall at the Friarage Maternity Centre 😔
If any kids would like to send us any rainbow pics or drawings to help cheer it up we’d love it!! 🌈 ☀️ 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
Emma Adamson Katie Louise Garner Skirrow
"If the teacher sees an error committed by a child she may say, 'You have done it wrong!' The child may listen to her corrections, and take it in. However he will just simply leave the material and never look at it again, perhaps for a whole week, or even a whole month.
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Therefore, the teacher must obey two rules. She must not interrupt a child who is working. She must not correct indiscriminately the errors of the child. Only if she follows these two golden rules, can she build courage and self-confidence in childhood.
However how can a teacher deal with the errors? If the child has committed an error in doing some exercise, she should do nothing at once. She merely accepts the child's accomplishment of the action with the materials. When this impression has passed, when the constructive process inside the child is over, perhaps the following week, the teacher, can with a little effort offer the same material, the same lesson given on a previous occasion with the same exact technique. Perhaps the child will understand this time, what he had not understood before. The preoccupation of the teacher must not be with the error which the child has committed." (Montessori, 1994, p. 307)
Montessori, M. (1994) Creative Development in the Child. Vol. 2. Madras: Kalakshetra Press.
Photo: 2nd November 1946: Dr. Maria Montessori and Mario Montessori Sr. visit a school in Acton, London. Notice Mario looks on as a child with a blindfold experiments (imperfectly) with the knobbed cylinders.
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