exploring jobs they haven't had a lesson in?

Discussion in 'Montessori' started by Harmoni, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. Harmoni

    Harmoni Guest

    Nov 16, 2015

    I've had two pieces of advice and I was wondering what you're take is.
    One trainer has told me that she lets her kids "explore" materials/jobs that they have no had a lesson in. Another teacher has told me that she absolutely will not let the child touch a job they haven't had a lesson in.
    I see the pros in cons in each. Do you have experience trying both? What has worked best for you? How do you enforce your policy?

  3. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    May 19, 2007
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    Nov 16, 2015

    I don't know what you mean by jobs, but I have let students explore materials before the lesson. Usually it is science or math and I want to see what original ideas they can come up with before I formally teach them. Helps the students begin thinking outside the box.

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