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The Montessori Work Cycle

Thoughts & Reflections

“What did you work on?” is such a common question. We send photos home to share a child’s work, perhaps spur some conversation about a recent accomplishment or new favorite material, or oh that’s your friend Kevin! Looks like you’re having a great time! We focus so much on the work, we can sometimes gloss […]

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Interview with Pamela Green

Podcasts

We were honored to interview Pamela Green of Ananda Montessori on the podcast. For the full interview, please subscribe via iTunes or listen below. Pamela is active on Facebook, and Ananda Montessori can be found here. During the interview, Pamela mentions her new project, Preparation of the Spirit. Here’s a link to Pamela’s Spotlight interview.

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The Montessori Sensitive Periods

Thoughts & Reflections

Written by Sonia Khanvilkar The child beginning from birth onwards is striving for Independence. This child possesses a brain quite different than an adult. Dr. Montessori termed this brain an “Absorbent Mind.” Literally to the word, the mind of a child from birth to age six is absorbing everything in his surroundings. They are taking […]

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Montessori Encyclopedia: Walking on the Line

Montessori Activities

How do you use this material? The Ellipse is a line on the floor of the classroom. It is sometimes in tape, and sometimes painted. Occasionally, classrooms will have different or additional shapes, but the choice of an ellipse is very purposeful; more on that later. A child removes their shoes to carefully walk on […]

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Beautiful Consequences

Thoughts & Reflections

Consequence seems like such a negative phrase. Consequence is punishment, punitive, prison. I’m going to make you regret that mistake. You’ll absolutely learn from this experience, and I’m going to make sure of it. Consequence has no innate negativity. The definition is, “a result or effect of an action or condition.” There’s nothing bad about […]

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