Rogier Dijk: What you see is what you get
The prepared environment for the third plane is for a big part the adults they get to spend time with. Students copy what you do, not what you say. The coaching of responsibility within the boundaries of designed freedom can only be done if that freedom has been internalised by the teacher. In other words, we need to be free and listen to our inner voice in order to teach adolescents this
Rogier Dijk is a Montessori trainer, motivational speaker and coach for secondary education in the Netherlands. He has developed Montessori educational projects for the past 10 years is a teacher of English as a second language for 14 – 18 year olds.