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Tidy Like At School

Podcasts

If we were to play a word game, thinking of ways to describe the Montessori classroom, a few words might naturally emerge. Even without knowing what happens in this space, even without the children and the magic that happens when small hands connect with just the right material at just the right time, a casual […]

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What Happens in Montessori Kindergarten?

Thoughts & Reflections

There are a few aspects which are fundamental to Montessori education. One of these aspects is the Mixed-Age classrooms. Children begin in a Montessori Primary classroom typically between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half, and remain in the same classroom for three or sometimes even four years, growing from the youngest to the oldest members of their classroom […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Cylinder Blocks

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? The Cylinder Blocks are one of the first materials a child might be introduced to in the Sensorial Area. There are four cylinder blocks. When they’re on the shelf, they all look very similar; in fact, three look identical. Upon removing the cylinders from the block, however, we see […]

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I don’t want to

Thoughts & Reflections

We’ve recently returned from a break, and it’s a whole jumble of emotions. Some of us are thrilled to be back in the expected routine. Some of us would still rather be in our jammies. Some of us are happy to be back with friends, some wish it were still family play time. We feel […]

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Montessori Dictionary: Self-Discipline

Podcasts

What is self-discipline? In Montessori, “discipline” is thrown around a lot, but what does it mean? We thought we’d discuss some of these “Montessori Phrases,” rather than simply assuming we’re all on the same page. For more about what “Discipline” means, listen to this podcast. We work toward discipline constantly. All discipline in Montessori, is […]

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