kitchen table math, the sequel: Nonjudgmental arenas for discovery

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nonjudgmental arenas for discovery

I'd love to know who the education writer is at the Onion.

"At Montessori, we believe dentistry is more than just the medical practice of treating tooth and gum disorders," school director Dr. Howard Bundt told reporters Tuesday. "It's about fostering creativity. It's about promoting self-expression and individuality. It's about looking at a decayed and rotten nerve pulp and drawing your own unique conclusions."

"In fact, here at Montessori, dentistry is whatever our students want it to be," Bundt continued.

If you feel yourself getting ill, just remember, the article is satire. It's supposed to be humorous.


Anonymous said...

HI Cassy
Thanks for posting the link- I love the Onion. I also love Montessori education- if you have any questions about it, feel free to reach out-
Dee Hodson

Lsquared said...

I'm with Dee. The traditional school in my district has a lot more of this sort of fuzzy thinking than the Montessori school does...which doesn't mean that Montessori isn't ever fuzzy, only that it isn't always (and fuzziness is pretty hard to avoid in a lot of the middle school classes)