In FSA School we draw inspiration from the achievements of Maria Montessori’s pedagogy and Marshall Rosenberg’s nonviolent communication.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshall Rosenberg is also called emphatic communication or language of the heart. While communicating with children, we use nonviolent communication to support mindful and emphatic relationships. Rosenberg presents the idea of nonviolent communication by contradicting two animals: a giraffe and a jackal. The jackal is a symbol of violent communication. He lives to be right. He likes to judge, criticize, compare, and analyze. The giraffe – a herbivorous, gentle mammal with a big heart is a symbol of peaceful communication. The giraffe refers to others with respect, empathy, and compassion. She lives to enrich her life and the lives of others. In FSA School we believe that a child has many important things to say and we respect that.
The pedagogy of Maria Montessori is founded on the following assumptions: