Your weekly dose of Montessori-ish-ness is from The Hechinger Report, and broadcast by NPR, “When the Focus is On the Student, Not the Class,” about student-centered learning. This is one of the new buzzwords in education, about classrooms in which teachers approach teaching from a student-centered perspective, giving each children the lessons that he or she needs and is ready for. Sound familiar? Anyway, it has shown great success in certain public school settings which have piloted this “unique” form of education. My favorite quote is from an English teacher who has adopted this method: “It has to be about you going into the classroom and letting go of your ego. It has to be about you seeing it as a collaborative effort.” Collaboration with the students. Yes.