Since its original publication in 1996, Nurturing the Spirit in Non-Sectarian Classrooms has enabled countless teachers and parents to bring Maria Montessori's vision of a better world into their lives.
As Montessori observed children, they revealed to her that nothing worthwhile will develop if spirituality is neglected.
A valuable synthesis of Montessori's most compelling ideas about children's spiritual needs, author Aline D. Wolf also offers practical suggestions for deepening one's own spirituality and sense of community.
This revised edition, in honor of its 20th Anniversary, includes Questions for Personal Reflection and Questions for Small Group Discussion, as well as an interview with the author.
Text accompanied by inspirational line drawings. By Aline D. Wolf. Paperback, 212 pages.
Topics include: Cultivating Stillness, Nourishing Awe and Wonder, Cosmic Education, Care of the Earth, Children's Inner Peace and Love, Peace in the Classroom Community, School as a Family/Global Community, Spirituality and the Arts, and What About God?
Some specific questions include:
What is the meaning of the word spirit?
How is nurturing the spirit fundamentally different from teaching a specific religion?
How can we nurture the spirit in non-sectarian classrooms?
How can teachers become spiritually aware?
How can we explain spiritual nurturing to parents?