Written by contributor Heather Bruggeman of Beauty That Moves
In the spring I shared a post with you about Middle School Resources and Materials. In that article I referenced Maria Montessori’s thoughts on the middle school years; how she viewed that fleeting time is best spent.
It generated quite a bit of interest – for many of you there was a very real modern day understanding of Ms. Montessori’s century old words.
For today, I thought we could dig a little deeper in that direction. Let’s bring the spirit of those Montessori ideas home, and think about the benefits and gifts an adolescent might experience when homeschooled.
For the purpose of this article, when referring to “middle school,” I am writing about seventh and eighth grade. There is a particular explosion of development during these years, and some people, like Maria Montessori, feel this age group is better off with an alternative experience to the status quo.
Perhaps a good way to start would be to consider the three areas that form the whole child.