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Montessori and Helen Keller

Bobby George and Charlotte Wood enter into a discussion of Maria Montessori and Helen Keller. The podcast centers around a book by Madeline Gins, called Helen Keller or Arakawa, as well as a philosophical conversation on Maria Montessori’s Own Handbook, which was dedicated to Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan. Posted below, a lovely photo that […]

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Empower Through Education

In a wonderfully concise, passionate letter, written from the Association Montessori Internationale Head Office, in January, 1940, Maria Montessori extols the virtues of childhood. She offers a candid reminder that, as a society, we must continue to work, to the best of our abilities, to exert our efforts towards the empowerment of children. She shares […]

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Drawn Together

Love is something that we rarely talk about in education. At least not in a concrete, formal sense. In many respects, love is often perceived of as too familial to be appropriate for the classroom. Discussions of love are often reserved for the home. Yet, children somehow come to acquire a sense of what love […]

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Common Ground

There‚Äôs a lot of buzz in the media about common core standards. Not only what it means for students, but also how it effects teachers. In this article, we thought we would take the opportunity to try to further examine what underlies this change, how it relates to Montessori, and learn more about how we […]

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Montessori Works

While we have written about the nature of “work” in Montessori previously, we thought it might be helpful to have a conversation. In this podcast, Charlotte Wood and Bobby George sit down to discuss the nature, value, and characteristics of work. They discuss why the term is employed in Montessori, what it means in a […]

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