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Developing World Citizens

Thoughts & Reflections

Maria Montessori considered herself a citizen of the World. Born in Italy in 1870, her life was filled with many colossal world changes. She became a physician in a time when medicine was being rattled; we have Hand Washing in Montessori classrooms today because when Maria was starting her first classroom, doctors were just discovering […]

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The Hand

Thoughts & Reflections

The hand is the instrument of the mind. Through the hand, the child explores. She does not only watch her world, she reaches out and grasps it. He takes control of his world. She creates muscle memory. He masters challenging skills. His hand counts. Her hand writes. His brain is attaching math to more than […]

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We Communicate Effectively

Podcasts

One could argue that our job is communication. We are communicating when we observe a child, notice what they are ready for, and present them with a material. We are constantly communicating with the children, through our actions, words, and even emotional cues. We communicate with families, from initial inquiries to tours to sending photos […]

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We Can Always Improve

Podcasts

Working with children has taught us many things. Perhaps one of the most important is to adopt the mindset that we should learn how to approach everything we do as if for the very first time. No where is this more applicable than trying to find ways to improve. Is this process working? Can we […]

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Spotlight It’s a Practical Life

Spotlights

We’ve been following It’s a Practical Life on Instagram for some time now, and were so enamored by the small glimpses into daily life. We were overjoyed when someone┬áput us in touch with the lovely Sveta Pais, the eyes behind the camera. Her photos, like her words, are genuine and touching, and we hope you […]

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