Montessori Education Week Peace Lessons
February 26 - March 2 will mark the 105thanniversary of Montessori education. Montessori Education Week promotes respect for children and awareness of the Montessori method. Montessori Opportunities has more information and links about Montessori Education Week. There are also more links in the Living Montessori Now Community.
Montessori Peace Education
Peace education is an important part of Montessori education and is a common focus during Montessori Education Week. Some Montessori schools have a peace pole ceremony, a peace quilt, or a “Walk for Peace” or a Montessori Moment of Peace (generally observed at noon wherever you are):
Observe a moment of silence to respect those who work to bring peace to our world. Let us all observe a moment of peace on Monday, February 26.
You can also prepare a Montessori peace table in your home or classroom in honor of Montessori Education Week. Peace tables are used in many Montessori schools and homeschools.
Montessori Print Shop has some attractive yet inexpensive peace table cards and a link to a very helpful article on “Designing a Peaceful Classroom.” Here are links to two lovely ideas for Montessori peace tables from Montessori Mama and Mommy Moment.
Here's to a more peaceful and joyful world!