So, here’s a quick update:
Last night, I was allowed to join Donnell on the first part of what the Houston Montessori Center (ominously) calls “The Journey”. It was a silent tour of a Montessori school campus, arranged as though the students had been interrupted in the middle of their work and whisked away. We saw the progression of environments, from infant and toddler through to high school, and I, at least, gained a better understanding of what a phenomenal educational system Maria Montessori put together.
It’s truly breathtaking.
Donnell is now attending the second half of The Journey, during which the trainees can speak and touch the materials and ask questions. It would have been awkward for me to join, so I’m back at the hotel room. I’ve been reading up on database techniques in iOS, learning how to drive iPhone and iPad table views from database tables, and getting ready to do real production programming on my first iOS app. It’s time to apply what I’ve learned.
Oh, I’m also exercising my eye muscles. Check it out:
I don’t know that it’s a marketable skill, but it’ll look great on vacation photos.