56: Montessori Series”Wrap Up” with Claire Paglia

Feb 2, 2022 | The Good Shepherd and the Child | 0 comments

Montessori Series “Wrap-Up” with Claire Paglia

 

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17

 

“Freedom is understood, in a very elementary fashion, as the immediate release from oppressive bonds; as a cessation of corrections and of submission to authority.  This conception is plainly negative, that is to say, it means only the elimination of coercion.  From this comes, often enough, a very simple reaction: a disorderly pouring out of impulses previously controlled by the adult’s will. To let the child do as he likes when he has not yet developed any powers of control is to betray the idea of freedom.  The result is children who are disorderly because order had been imposed upon them, lazy because they had previously been forced to work, and disobedient because their obedience had been enforced.”  Maria Montessori, Absorbent Mind

 

Claire Paglia joins us again today to discuss this Montessori Series with us in light of Freedom and Discipline. Claire Paglia is a child of the atrium. As an adult, she is an AMI-trained guide who has been in the primary environment for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in Montessori from Loyola University, Maryland. She worked for a year as a course assistant for the primary training center. In 2012, she received her Level I formation and has been a catechist at her church in varying capacities since then. She enjoys spending time with her family and particularly enjoys preparing Montessori-friendly spaces at home for her three children. 

 

 

Books about Montessori or her work provided by CGSUSA bookstore:

LISTENING TO GOD WITH CHILDREN BY GIANNA GOBBI

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.449472539

 

COMMEMORATIVE JOURNAL: GIANNA GOBBI 1919-2002: 

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1607800945

 

 

In the 2021 Journal we seek to offer a rich study and deeper understanding of Montessori’s work, which is so integral to CGS.

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.1641855857

 

 

MONTESSORI: ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

CGS PUBLICATIONS & SHEPHERD’s CLOSET MATERIALS (etapestry.com)

 

 

THE CHILD IN THE CHURCH (SOFTCOVER)

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SILENCE IN THE SHADOW OF SPEECH

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/CatechesisGoodShepherd/default/item.php?ref=628.0.598513813

 

 

 

Previous episodes about Montessori and her work:

Episode 4 on Normalization – https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-4/

Episode 28 Montessori’s Epiphany – https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-28/

Episode 30 on Freedom and Discipline – https://www.cgsusa.org/episode-30/

 

Through their joy, their wonder and awe, their capacity for love and prayer, and their radical simplicity, the children offer adults a glimpse into what it means to fall in love with God. This has been the work of CGSUSA for almost 40 years now: to advocate for the child’s joy. Each year, CGSUSA provides catechist formation, publishes new books for continued study and contemplation, and continues to support catechists and religious leaders across the nation and the world in helping children find their own path to God’s love.  We humbly ask for your continued help and support in this effort, please give to our Annual Appeal.  Here is the link to donate: https://www.cgsusa.org/donate/

 

 

Learn more about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at www.cgsusa.org

 

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