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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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Cards and Counters

If we were hard pressed to describe the Montessori approach to education, in a practical, systematic way, we would start by trying to highlight the methodical, progressive nature of the activities, showcasing just how they build upon one another, slowly moving from the concrete to the abstract. The Montessori materials are intricately, harmonious connected, with […]

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Spotlight Rochelle Cutler

We’re really excited to introduce you to Rochelle Cutler, the mastermind behind I Can Do It Montessori. Rochelle operates out of London and Hertfordshire, but reaches an audience just as diverse and widespread online. As she so concisely explains, she “helps families with common issues such as tantrums, fussy eaters, toileting, sleep, sibling rivalry, homework […]

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Free to Concentrate

One of the hardest things to understand about Montessori, especially for those who have not had an opportunity to see a classroom in action, is just how much children are capable of, particularly in respect to their ability to focus, which becomes a catalyst for exploration, discovery, and ultimately, their entire sense of life-possibility. A […]

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