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Defining Success in Montessori

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It’s true, there are no “tests” in Montessori. There are no grades or report cards, no “holding back,” no “skipping ahead.” But this doesn’t mean we don’t care about success. In fact, we care deeply about success. The question becomes, how are we defining success in Montessori? Everyone is right where they belong. Individualized Education […]

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Math Always

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Math jokes are pretty common. We make jokes about how bad we are at math, jokes about how useless geometry and algebra are, jokes about how math teachers told us we wouldn’t carry a calculator around in our pocket and now that’s exactly what we do. The truth is, math is everywhere, math is all […]

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Tidy Like At School

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If we were to play a word game, thinking of ways to describe the Montessori classroom, a few words might naturally emerge. Even without knowing what happens in this space, even without the children and the magic that happens when small hands connect with just the right material at just the right time, a casual […]

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Montessori Dictionary: Self-Discipline

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What is self-discipline? In Montessori, “discipline” is thrown around a lot, but what does it mean? We thought we’d discuss some of these “Montessori Phrases,” rather than simply assuming we’re all on the same page. For more about what “Discipline” means, listen to this podcast. We work toward discipline constantly. All discipline in Montessori, is […]

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Art Work in Montessori

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Humans are creative. It’s a creative act to speak, to cook, to dance, to imagine, to create art. Children are particularly creative, since inhibition and worry about the end result haven’t set in yet. Creativity is receptive as well as productive, so if you’d like to hear a podcast on this same post, scroll to […]

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