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Today I share my conversation with Bill Conway which is a little different to others in the series where we zoom out and look at the big picture of Montessori. Bill is the Head of School at Montessori East in Sydney, Australia and I loved getting to ask him the tough questions like "does Montessori prepare children for the real world?", asking him if Montessori is still relevant in today's modern world, and how they deal with conflict in the classroom and bullying. We also cover:

  • parent’s concerns that their child might not finish work or be interested in an area
  • how to work in a Montessori way with teachers and build a vision for the school
  • how Montessori ideas are also being used in companies
  • how to build a community in the school
  • why there is no homework in the Montessori approach
  • learning to serve others in a Montessori classroom and in society
  • Montessori and technology
  • being a Montessori grandparent
  • how to live in a Montessori way? and
  • guiding children through uncertain times (a topic that is more relevant than ever)

I also talk about kids who don't want to be told what to do and answer a listener question about listening to podcasts in front of your children (!).

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The Montessori Notebook podcast is hosted by Simone Davies. Edited by Luke Davies of Filmprov Media. Podcast art by Hiyoko Imai.

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