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Earth Day Every Day

Thoughts & Reflections

This month we celebrate Earth Day. We bring the natural world into the classroom in various ways, and we thought we’d look at some of those here. 1. There’s mostly natural materials. Look around a Montessori classroom. You’ll see lots of beautiful objects, boxes, and materials, and, if you’re looking for it, very little plastic. […]

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Saving the Good Behavior for School

Thoughts & Reflections

“How’s she doing??” A parent asks, with perhaps a bit of caution in their voice. “Wonderful!” we gush, eager to share all the latest achievements, treasured moments, kind words and actions we see during the day. The shoulders sag with relief, but also with confusion. “We’ve been having such a hard time at home. I […]

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Teamwork

Thoughts & Reflections

We are a team. We all work together with a common goal — to best support the needs of the children at our school, and their families. What role we play might look a little different, but answering emails, vacuuming, giving a presentation to a child, all serve the same goal — tending to the […]

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Five Ways to Welcome Spring

Thoughts & Reflections

Today is officially the start of Spring! Depending on where you live, the change of seasons might feel like it’s been coming for quite some time, or it might still feel very much like Winter, but the calendar says Spring is here. We thought of a few ways to welcome this change of season, a […]

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Leaders in the Montessori Classroom

Thoughts & Reflections

In the Montessori classroom, teachers maintain a long term relationship with a child on the foundation of communication and consistent feedback. This process and relationship building makes leaders out of teachers and builds an environment that creates a room full of leaders in the classroom. Leaders model behavior they want to see in others. I […]

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