Robin Redbreast

Robin Redbreast
Birds can represent the fluttering, darting thoughts of intuition. This is why little birds helped Cinderella help herself.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cinderella FAQS

x
You may be asking yourself how fairy tales in general and  Cinderella in particular are related to  Montessori Education, the unconscious mind and the Achievement Gap. Here is some background and answers to Frequently Asked Questions:              
Why now?  Elementary schoolchildren of the 21st Century need all of humanity’s collective culture  for their holistic well being.  (Duffy M. & Duffy. D., 2002) Nurturing the Spirit: In Non-Sectarian Classrooms)


•Why Cinderella?  Because it is the most prevalent fairy tale and the oldest, dating to the 1st century  
C. E.( Polette, N. 1994 Eight Cinderellas) Teaching Thinking Skills with Fairy Tales and Fantasy







•What does Cinderella have to do with The Achievement Gap?  Fairy tales are fun, and “Enjoyment of 
reading is characteristic of those who read a lot.(Lillard, A. 2007, p. 28). 
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius 
  • What are some of the main symbolic elements of fairy tales and what do they mean?
 “The self is often symbolized as an animal, representing our instinctive nature and its x
You may be asking yourself how fairy tales in general and  Cinderella in particular are related to  Montessori Education, the unconscious mind and the Achievement Gap. Here is some background and answers to Frequently Asked Questions:              
Why now?  Elementary schoolchildren of the 21st Century need all of humanity’s collective culture  for their holistic well being.  (Duffy M. & Duffy. D., 2002) Nurturing the Spirit: In Non-Sectarian Classrooms)


•Why Cinderella?  Because it is the most prevalent fairy tale and the oldest, dating to the 1st century  
C. E.( Polette, N. 1994 Eight Cinderellas) Teaching Thinking Skills with Fairy Tales and Fantasy



•What does Cinderella have to do with The Achievement Gap?  Fairy tales are fun, and “Enjoyment of 
reading is characteristic of those who read a lot.(Lillard, A. 2007, p. 28). 

1 comment:

Rachel Hope Crossman said...

Today as I was walking my dog, I passed by the elementary school on the corner. The children were out for exercise and a group of kids were running laps. I noticed the boys way out in front, zooming gloriously at top speed around the track. Then came a group of little girls - the class was probably a second grade, kids about 7 years old- and the girls were dawdling along, or running in very poor form, because of their shoes. Cowboy boots, ruby- red, glittery Dorothy of Oz shoes, ballet slippers. THIS is the Cinderella that ate Peggy's daughter!