Friday, July 29, 2011

How to teach kids to be innovators? Go Montessori.

School has always been top priority for my wife and me.  [Education is too big of a term] Though we both admit we never enjoyed it as kids.  Must be the reason we wanted to get it right now with our kid.

Here in the Philippines, sending a child to school can be quite expensive. In fact, you could easily say that it's number one reason why we need to earn, really.  Public schools?  Well, let's just say that it's bottom most in our list of options.

Anyway, here's food for thought if you who value learning and innovation as well.  

Montessori Builds Innovators

There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one.  Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate.

Full article by Andrew McAfee here.

Plus, ever heard of Monsieurs  Brin, Page and  Bezos?  They're quite successful now so you may also want to read 'The Montessori Mafia' and perhaps see your kids' names on this elite list in the future.

After graduating Montessori preschool last year, kid said she didn't want to go back. We obliged but look, she made own shield.  Eat your heart out Mr. Starks, not vibranium but does the job!