I am finishing my second full day in Beijing with a tremendous sense of well being. This afternoon I facilitated a meeting of the “Montessori in Asia” group. The group has been meeting for three years and this is their third conference, the previous ones being held in Taiwan and Korea.
After our very productive meeting, we shared a traditional Chinese meal together – 15 of us in total. Included in the group were people from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States of America. We talked, laughed, sang, and shared a meal together in unbroken harmony. I gave a toast to these Montessori educators and the teachers and children they represent. It was an honor to be a part of this inspiring group!
Future conferences will take place in 2112 Singapore and in St. Petersburg in 2013.
Tomorrow we will visit Chinese Montessori schools! I will take pictures!