CONVENER(S): Ursula Escuza
PARTICIPANTS: Ruth Selman, Debra Browne, Marie Howe, Najma, Stacy Gumul, Joan Purdy, Margaret Ford, P. Williams, L. Parlontieu.
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:
Love: What does it mean to you?
General Discussion: Laughter, joy, hope, peace, life, all sense for openess, true, honesty, respect for others and self respect.
LOVE: L: Laughter O: Openess V: Vision E: Empathy
The group shared personal experiences: - The intelligence of Love. - The ability to listen. - The importance of role playing to problem solve. - Love and respect. - Love for the environment. - The importance of a peace shelf and its contents. - The silence game.
MAIN TOPICS The Teacher as an important part of the environment to promote peace and love: - Respect the child - Treat the child with integrity. - Follow the child. - Use a peaceful voice using respectful words. - Create ann interresting lesson/materials. - the teacher as a role model.
Love for Montessori Materials: - Lessons should be presented with excitement. - Gracefully presented. - Role model soft, gentel touch. - Show love for the lesson. - Take good care of materials at all times. - Encourage children to dust and keep materials clean.
Love for Classmates:
- Respect each other. - Problem solving skills. - Use proper words at the right time. - Gentle touch. - Self-respect.