You know that old joke, “Who’s on First?” If you don’t know, I’ll give you a second to google it. Surely you can come up with an example or two of your own in this same vein — a communication issue leading to a bit of a heated conflict. How many times have we had […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Three Levels of Obedience is a Montessori phrase that might not be as common as “Consequence” or “Discipline,” but it’s an important one. It’s also one of those magical words (or phrases, as is the case in this situation) that perfectly describes an experience we don’t always have the precise words for, such as […]
There are these words we use all the time, and we assume we all have the same understanding, the same definition, of these words. But language comes with baggage. It comes with history and emotional attachment, cultural expectations, and even heightened or misunderstood definitions. We put together this series of posts to enrich our shared […]
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