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Speaking and Silence in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is an art and a science of balance. We believe in and implement individualized education, independent work carried out at primarily one-person tables, but the Montessori classroom is an incredibly social place, with children asking for and offering help, observing one another, and engaging in conversation. There is a strong emphasis placed on language, […]

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Trustworthy

Thoughts & Reflections

The relationship between child and educator is special, and important. Nowhere near as important as the one between parent and child, but still one of mutual respect, and necessary. There are times when a child’s trust in the teacher, the guide, is absolutely imperative. We need to convey ourselves as trustworthy. “I know you can […]

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Self-Discipline in Montessori

Thoughts & Reflections

We Follow Through. It’s one of the ways we support children. We don’t just say something once, we’ll demonstrate and remind and model and assist and observe a thousand times, and then we’ll do it again. Everything is neutral to a child. There is no “right” way to sit on a chair, except that we […]

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What Happens in Montessori Kindergarten?

Thoughts & Reflections

There are a few aspects which are fundamental to Montessori education. One of these aspects is the Mixed-Age classrooms. Children begin in a Montessori Primary classroom typically between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half, and remain in the same classroom for three or sometimes even four years, growing from the youngest to the oldest members of their classroom […]

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I don’t want to

Thoughts & Reflections

We’ve recently returned from a break, and it’s a whole jumble of emotions. Some of us are thrilled to be back in the expected routine. Some of us would still rather be in our jammies. Some of us are happy to be back with friends, some wish it were still family play time. We feel […]

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