The Montessori Approach to Gender Neutral Education

Last week I wrote a little about the self-proclaimed gender-neutral preschool in Stockholm, Egalia. There, the teachers make an effort to use gender-neutral pronouns and to help the children realize their capabilities in many areas. As a former Montessori teacher, as I read the article, I was a little surprised at the stir caused by this topic. For over 100 years, the Montessori method has been promoting gender equality without even trying. Read More The Montessori Approach to Gender Neutral Education

Badass Ladies of History: Ten Teachers Who Made the World Better

In researching this topic, what I found most interesting was how many searches for famous or notable teachers came up with a list of dead white men.   The only women listed in the first several lists I saw were Maria Montessori and Ayn Rand.  Since I know there are hundreds of remarkable women who taught at some point in their lifetime, white women and women of color alike, I dug deeper.  Read More Badass Ladies of History: Ten Teachers Who Made the World Better