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Helpers

Thoughts & Reflections

There’s this thing that happens in Montessori classrooms. We don’t send home a daily report, we could never summarize “all” a child is learning during the day, for although we are giving one, or two, or three presentations to a child, and he is working with a material for a minute, or an hour, or […]

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Motivation through Inspiration

Podcasts

Here we are again, talking about Motivation. We love how the Montessori classroom instills an internal motivation in children, and we’ve recorded 2 podcasts on this topic to accompany this post, and the last one we published on this topic. Motivation is how we get things done. We have an open work cycle in the […]

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Naming Emotions

Thoughts & Reflections

It can be surprising how much children are learning. How to walk, how to read, how to interact with others. Emotions are human, we have different names for them, or feel some more deeply than others, but they’re universal. They are not learned, but identifying and naming them is learned. It’s another education we accompany […]

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Lunch

Other Good Things

It’s the first week back to school, and we could hardly be more excited! It’s so joyful to see new faces, and to see how children have changed over the Summer. Some of us have haircuts, or have grown taller, or are showing off a few new accessories, like a lunchbox or backpack. Already, though, […]

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“Go Away”

Thoughts & Reflections

Oh, those words break your heart. “Go away.” Uttered by anyone, they are gut-wrenching, but spoken by a child, they can strike a wound. And yet, they are not unfamiliar to hear. Often they emerge at a certain age — two or so, when a child is just figuring out that their words have meaning, […]

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