NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ831448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1054-0040
Exploring Spirituality through Writing Activities in the Elementary Classroom
Haskins, Cathleen
Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, v21 n1 p28-34 2009
Spiritual nurturing includes the recognition that children have valuable ways of knowing, such as pondering, sacred listening, intuition, and dreams and visions. Children nurtured in spiritual ways of being are supported through the traits of creativity, compassion, love, gratitude, affirmation, contemplation, and silence. These attributes are inherent in children, but are often discouraged and diminished by adults and traditional forms of education. How can teachers make their classrooms harbors for spiritual safety? One way in which the elements of a child's spirit can be explored and nurtured in the elementary classroom (and beyond) is through writing activities. This article describes writing activities which provide a sampling of ideas easily incorporated into any classroom and can be modified if needed for the age of the children and structure or preference of the teacher.
American Montessori Society. 281 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010-6102. Tel: 212-358-1250; Fax: 212-358-1256; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A