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Fostering Helpfulness

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We received the most amazing, thought-provoking question on Facebook. Here it is: What a huge, important thought! This question was a response to a post from Maria Montessori’s Absorbent Mind, which we’re reading together as a team. “…this philosophy teaches us never to give more help than is absolutely necessary.” We’ve also written about help […]

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Montessori Chores

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This subject is way more fun than the word “chores” connotes, and not just because we put the word “Montessori” in front. Stay with me. Children want to be just like us. It’s the driving force behind learning to walk and to talk, it’s why we see ourselves (sometimes alarmingly so!) in a child’s mannerisms […]

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Montessori Dictionary: Three Levels of Obedience

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The Three Levels of Obedience is a Montessori phrase that might not be as common as “Consequence” or “Discipline,” but it’s an important one. It’s also one of those magical words (or phrases, as is the case in this situation) that perfectly describes an experience we don’t always have the precise words for, such as […]

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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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