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Seeking Information

Podcasts

Children seek out information like it’s their job. And in so many ways, it is. Little Scientists, they experiment all day long, is this how you balance? Where’s my mouth? If I treat my friend this way, what will happen? Can I form the right sounds in the right order to get what I want? […]

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Accidental Montessorian

Other Good Things

The internet is an interesting place. It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole of Pinterest, or find a thousand quotes which seem to be written just for you in just this moment of life, or spend much too long watching or reading things which are only casually interesting. We stumbled across a video recently, […]

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Spotlight Our Montesstory

Spotlights

This time, we’re Spotlighting a new Montessori parent, who blogs over at Our Montesstory, Lindsay Grosh. Her interview is eloquent, and her passion is clear throughout. We think you’ll love her story as much as we did. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? I’ll start […]

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Consistency

Thoughts & Reflections

We’ve written a lot about Discipline. Freedom and Discipline, Self-Discipline, it’s a concept we sometimes struggle with, until we see the many ways children live into it, and the ways it benefits them, and actually gives MORE options, rather than fewer. The Discipline we help children grow into in a Montessori classroom is self-discipline. The […]

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Getting Ready for Math

Podcasts

Math is kind of one of those milestones. Like reading, or walking, or anything else transformative, it’s the opening of a whole new world. It’s another language. It’s a starting point and a culmination of previous dedication. It branches off into myriad paths — geometry, physics, logic, algebra — all of which we discount when […]

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