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Spotlight Living With My Little Love

Spotlights

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? Hi, I’m Natalie! I live with my husband and 3 year old daughter on an island just of the coast of Scotland. I originally trained as an occupational therapist, then dabbled in a few different things before I ended […]

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The Montessori Three Period Lesson

Dictionary

There’s a tool we use almost constantly in the classroom. In fact, we all use it, all the time! It’s something called a Three Period Lesson, and it’s essentially how we all learn language. There are three different periods, or stages. First, we Name something. Second, we Recognize it. Third, we Identify it. In the […]

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Montessori Summer — One Difficult Area

Podcasts

This summer, we’re looking at ways to incorporate Montessori outside the classroom, on both the blog and on the podcast. In the last weeks, we explored Space and Time, and this time we’re bringing those together to problem-solve one difficult area. What’s one area that would have a big impact? Is it a time of […]

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Crossing the Midline: How Science Supports Montessori

Dictionary

A really amazing thing about Montessori, is that, the more we’re learning about brain development, the more science and research advance our knowledge, the more this pedagogy is being affirmed. What we’ve known anecdotally now has affirmation in research. This shouldn’t be a surprise, given Maria Montessori’s background as a physician, and the fact that […]

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Spotlight Greenspring Montessori School

Spotlights

Elliot Dickson is an adolescent guide at Greenspring Montessori School. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? I grew up in New England and have been working in education for 16 years, mostly as a more traditional middle and high school science teacher, and for the […]

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