The model shows a sectioned human brain made from papier mâché. The parts can be removed to show the internal structure of the brain. Each is labelled with a number and some of the parts have the name of the section printed in French. This model was used as an aid to teach anatomy. France, 1801-1850.
I decided document my growth as a Montessorian through writing here, as a way of being able record my knowledge, observations, and thoughts as I learn the philosophy and gather experiences.
I began volunteering at Montessori school Fall Semester of my Sophomore year of college after the subject being reintroduced to my attention through both my child development class and sociology class. I really connected with the mission of the school to connect children with nature, themselves, and others. As Maria Montessori says, “All works of love are works of peace.” By loving children and giving them the independence with a guiding hand when needed, we are able to show them how to treat others, the environment, and importantly, themselves. I believe that by beginning at a young age, we will grow happier, healthier, and smarter people with a respect for the world. I also believe that Montessori aims to meet the children’s physical and mental developmental needs. The concept of following the child really emphasizes a respect for the knowledge that children already have, that adults sometimes interrupt.
And so from here, I ask myself….What would Maria Do?
The shape and structure of the human brain is shown in this wax model. At the upper end of the central nervous system, the model also shows the brain’s connection to the spinal cord. This object would have been used as a teaching aid. Such models were an important part of anatomy teaching due to the lack of real bodies available for dissection.
Some of my sketches looking at an idea of creating a teaching aid for typically-developing children to be fully understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder by actually experiencing some of the issues dealt with along the spectrum
So after about half an hour trying to get the silicone out of the mould - it worked! It has a really nice finish on it and the button holes worked well. They are a bit rugged because the silicone can’t be cut easily. These holes will have plastic buttons set in though so you won’t see this :) very pleased!
Testing some different thicknesses of silicone A400 and also one where the button is set in deeper to find out if it would be enough to have the wall thickness around the button thinner so that the button could be inset and shown through the silicone. Will find out tomorrow what seems to work
This book was written expressly for Americans by the Swedish master who brought dressage to the US. Practical Dressage Manual It is truly a classic work and has served as a teaching aid for a multitude of serious dressage riders. Simply must reading!