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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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Sleep

Podcasts

Sleep is a universal need. Adults, babies, everyone benefits from a good night’s sleep, and studies show we’re not getting enough quality sleep. It’s often an area where parents express concern. We were all up last night until after 2. My child just won’t stay in his bed. She just won’t fall asleep. Children have […]

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Reading with Children

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Reading is so important. We don’t realize we do it all day, every day. That is, until we’re somewhere we don’t speak the language. Does that say “push,” or “pull?” Or, until we’re with a small child who is learning to read. What does that say? That starts with “t.” That says “chicken.” Suddenly, we […]

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