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Learning from Observation

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Observation is critical to our role as Montessori Guides. During training, we have lectures and extensive hours about observation. We learn how to observe. It is important for adults to continue honing this skill, to take time to observe every day, to observe the casual moment, to intentionally watch the classroom, or an individual child, […]

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Activities at Home

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We recently held conferences, which are always some of our favorite days. We love sharing how children are doing, all the success and progress we’ve seen in our time together, what we’re looking forward to coming next. Parents often ask us, what should I be doing at home? First, there is no “should!!” If things […]

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The Architecture of Montessori

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Nearly a decade ago now, when we started to think seriously about building a Montessori school, we decided to reach out to a handful of internationally renown architects. Why not? We chose individuals or organizations that we felt could significantly contribute to a better understanding of Montessori learning environments. Architects who seemed keenly interested in […]

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Following Through

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We work hard to have our actions match our words, all the time. Children learn we are consistent, we mean what we say, we can be trusted. We are worthy of their faith in us. It is easy to see the importance of this in helping children to become self-disciplined. If sometimes I let a […]

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The Kindergarten Year

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We are preparing them not to need us. Similar to the unspoken agreement a parent makes with their baby, yet so very different, when a child enters the classroom, we are making a promise — I will welcome you and love you and help you in the best way I possibly can, and send you […]

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