Wednesday, July 29, 2009
First Facebook, now a blog?! As a person who was scared by George Orwell's 1984, I'm definitely not safe from big brother anymore. But we Montessorians are bound by community, and I want to make as many connections and converts as I can! That said, it is going to take me awhile to get going but putting it off doesn't breed forward momentum. I'm looking for the political activists out there, who either love Montessori or are new to Montessori. Montessori's ideas have been tested, tried, and they work! We need a community that not only has academic aptitude but social aptitude, with ethics embedded in everything they do. We have been one hundred years at the periphery but change is in the air and we need to unite to forward the genius of the Montessori approach. It will take a change in attitude (the insanity of all the testing) and a realization of what qualities lead to a full and productive life as a weight-bearing member of society. I know that in the AMS circles Senator Christopher Dodd is a supporter. In the AMI circles, Dr. Steven Hughes' ideas are huge cross-disciplinary motivaters. We all need to work together to present a united front to the legislature and the general public, and NAMTA could be a huge unifying orginization, should they choose to accept their mission. Who feels the same way? Let's work together.