Parenting Lecture: "Personalizing 21st Century Education"
September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm R Crescendo [Built In speakers, DVD player, Microphone, Projector, Pull down screen]
Free and open to the public
Presented by Dr. Dan Domenech
For our 50th anniversary year, we are hosting Dr. Dan Domenech, author of ‘Personalizing 21st Century Education’, and grandfather to two students in our school, as our guest speaker. He was chosen as he has a message, based on his many years of experience as a leader of public schools, that the schools of the present and future should embody a model of personalized learning, modeled in Montessori schools.
Bio of Dr. Domenech:
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, also known as Dan, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators. Dr. Domenech has more than 40 years of experience in public education. He served as senior vice president for national urban markets with McGraw-Hill Education and was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. He served as Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, among other career positions.
Maria Montessori believed that children pass through phases called “sensitive periods.” These are developmental windows of opportunity during which the child can learn specific concepts more easily and naturally than at any other time in their lives. The Toddler aged child is in the sensitive period for the refinement of the senses. The Toddler classroom exposes the child to a wide array of sensorial experiences (taste, smell, sounds, weight and touch) resulting in the child learning to observe and make increasingly discerning sensorial discrimination.
Exposure to food work in the practical life activities make up one of the most important areas of Montessori education. As toddlers grow and become more curious they want to be more involved in everyday routines. Food preparation and cooking are not only some of the most fun lessons, but they help with the child’s sense of order, concentration, coordination, independence and exploration.
Toddlers LOVE to cook!
This article talks about simple ways your child can help with food prep at home.