Dr. Montessori was no stranger to challenging situations. She triumphed through academic, personal and global conflict. As we have been forced into acceptance of a new reality, her words can be a source of inspiration;“The child has a mind able to absorb knowledge. He has the power to teach himself.” (Dr. Montessori, The Absorbent Mind) During this time as we experience the separation of student and teacher, isolation of family members, closed favorite places and the loss freedoms we took for granted there are many lessons to be learned. Children are absorbing knowledge, searching for truth and teaching themselves how to thrive in a new world. Be proud of your hard work in this phase of life. You are not alone. We will adapt and grow. Together.