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Freedom and Discipline

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Freedom and Discipline are fundamental parts of a Montessori classroom, but they’re tough for a few reasons. We’ve written about Freedom and Discipline before, and we surely will again. Each day, we learn more deeply what these mean, more intricately how they’re tied, more fully how children are capable of great capacities in each. To […]

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Vocation or Job?

Podcasts

Lara Jacobs is gifted. She is a wealth of experience, and always happy to share her observations, thoughts, or a helpful hint. She’s also always learning. She lives and breathes Montessori, and shared these thoughts about the internal preparation we do in order to be the most present to the children. We loved her words […]

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The Social Side

Podcasts

How do we tend to the empathetic nature of children, the human desire to be in relationship with others, the important social education? Montessori is education of the Whole Child. Social interactions, development of independence, learning academics are not individual skills, but closely tied, and we work to support the growth in these areas simultaneously, […]

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Baby-Led Weaning

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Some of the greatest achievements in learning a child will make happen before even stepping foot in a classroom. The foundations of independence, walking, talking, feeding yourself, all happen in those first few years of life. We always say, parents are a child’s first teachers, and these things a parent is teaching their child cannot […]

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Observation is Learning

Podcasts

On our last podcast, we talked a little about how important observation is as a tool for adults in determining what a child is ready for, how we can help a child, when we should act, when we should wait and see. For adults, this is a skill, a tool, a muscle that must be […]

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