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Things That Are Totally Montessori

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. It’s easy to think Montessori is a place, or a philosophy, or a set of materials. Montessori is a way of interacting with children, with the world around us. Particularly when we’re out of school, it’s important to remember all the things that […]

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Things We Now Have Time For

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. In the midst of a crisis, or a setback, or a global pandemic, as we’re experiencing right now, it often helps to “look for the helpers,” as Mr. Rogers encourages us to do. We seek the silver lining, the consolation that comes with […]

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Technology with Children

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Here are links to resources listed in this episode, an interview with parent and educator Mrs. Bauer. Podcasts: brains on! Wow in the World Videos: Amazon Prime Wild Kratts animated storybooks like If You Give A Mouse A Cookie or Cat In The Hat Netflix […]

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Time for Celebration

Thoughts & Reflections

Every spring, families in Primary Montessori programs are making a really big decision: what to do about Kindergarten? Whether this decision is tumultuous with easily identified pros and cons, or whether this decision has been made since the earliest days — to remain in Montessori as long as possible, to start at the neighborhood elementary […]

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Competition in Montessori

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For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. Montessori values collaboration over competition. A casual glance into the Montessori classroom would convey a peaceful space, children using polite language and manners with one another, a calm, orderly environment. But there is space in Montessori for competition. In fact, there’s a lot […]

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