Dewey wrote about the power and importance of experiential learning… learning by doing. He also viewed the teacher as a facilitator or guide. His pedagogy aligns beautifully with Montessori’s. In considering what school can and should be for children, we cannot neglect Dewey’s work.
Please take a few minutes to read some of his ideas, which ultimately state that, “Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” That is the goal. Learning does not begin and end at the school door. It is a lifelong habit. Our work is to set the stage and encourage children to embrace it.