No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
John Holt


What a cool quote. I completely forgot about it until seeing it again this morning!
As my friends and I work to co-create a montessori-ish preschool co-op, I think this quote should be one of our guiding principles.

Off for a fun day of whatever. We’re having too much fun to blog about what fun we’re having… 😉