Updated: Nov 17
Spreading Seeds at the NJMAC Conference: Last week the gardeners rose before dawn to set up a table at the NJMAC Conference in Edison, NJ in efforts to spread some seeds to Montessori educators. Being surrounded by such passionate educators was truly inspiring and made the event even more wonderful.
Gardener Anna and Gardener Aidan are both graduates of the Montessori education, so it was an incredible experience for them to see how connected the community is. The energy in the room was glowing from start to finish, and it was inspiring to see so many people sharing their knowledge and expertise with one another. We reconnected with and met so many amazing people, and we hope to maintain these valuable connections for years to come.
One of the highlights of the Convention was the keynote address by a renowned Montessori expert, Elizabeth Slade. Her talk was both informative and thought-provoking, and it really challenged us to think deeply about the role of education in our society and setting up strong systems and structures for success.
“Empowering children to be positive agents in this world, starts with empowering ourselves.”~ Saloni Mathur, NJMAC President
The Montessori community is truly special, and we were honored to be a part of it. We learned so much from the experience, and we were grateful to be able to share our own experiences and insights with others as well. The Montessori Convention was an unforgettable experience for the gardeners as everything we do is rooted in family, community and connection. We look forward to attending and participating in many more events like this in the future.