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Room 15 - Maker Studio 1This week I am compelled to write about John Dewey, who some believe to be the greatest educational thinker of the 20th century.

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.