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Seeking Information

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Children seek out information like it’s their job. And in so many ways, it is. Little Scientists, they experiment all day long, is this how you balance? Where’s my mouth? If I treat my friend this way, what will happen? Can I form the right sounds in the right order to get what I want? […]

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Getting Ready for Math

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Math is kind of one of those milestones. Like reading, or walking, or anything else transformative, it’s the opening of a whole new world. It’s another language. It’s a starting point and a culmination of previous dedication. It branches off into myriad paths — geometry, physics, logic, algebra — all of which we discount when […]

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The Purpose of Practical Life

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Practical Life is the starting point in the Montessori Toddler and Primary Environments. It’s usually where a child begins, perhaps with tidying, or pouring, or sweeping. Why do we have these materials? What is the purpose of Practical Life? If the purpose were cleanliness, we would probably do it ourselves. If the purpose were having […]

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Maximum Effort

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Maria Montessori developed this educational system through lots and lots of observation of young children. She noticed qualities common among children under six, and one of these qualities she called Maximum Effort. As is so often the case, this term seems a bit mysterious, but once there’s an understanding, it’s crystal clear. Maximum Effort is […]

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Follow the Child

Podcasts

There are these terms in Montessori Education that are used, but sometimes, we don’t really think about what they mean. “Follow the Child” is one of those. We thought we’d discuss this meaningful phrase in this post, and if you’d like to listen to more, there’s a podcast, too! So, Follow the Child. What does […]

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