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A New World And Education

In one of our favorite texts, published in 1947, Maria Montessori contemplates the future of education. There are at least three main points that she addresses: the new type of consciousness that will be required to take us in a new direction; the tasks by which such a method of education could be incorporated; and, […]

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Education from Birth

In an extract from a lecture first published in 1947, Maria Montessori lays out her vision for the future of education. At once reflective, dare we say optimistic, the text calls for a transformation in the way we think about childhood. Through a podcast exchange entitled Education from Birth, Bobby George and Charlotte Wood discuss […]

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Montessori Bead Chain

The Bead Cabinet is the stuff of magic. When a student first walks into the Montessori classroom, takes a deep breath and surveys the room, they are instantly drawn towards the beauty, simplicity and elegance of this seemingly magical material called the bead cabinet. Yet, what is it? Visually, it’s probably the most stunning activity […]

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Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene

We are so very pleased to Spotlight Bart Theriot. If ever there was a great story to tell about Montessori, it would start here. We’ve known Bart through our involvement with the Montessori Madmen for the last few years, and every exchange we have is absolutely illuminating. Not only are our encounters positive and upbeat, […]

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The Empathetic Classroom

In our fifth podcast, The Empathetic Classroom, Bobby George and Charlotte Wood discuss the role “community” plays in Montessori. By “community”, of course, they mean many different things. With that said, the discussion centers around the new type of teacher Montessori envisioned, the relationship with the environment, and the children who spontaneously work to create […]

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