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Why Montessori in the time of COVID-19?

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We know parents have choices when it comes to their children’s education. We know these choices are not easy. There are many factors to consider, but  have you thought about why Montessori students could adapt so well to Learning from Home during COVID-19? Independence is a key factor.  Montessori education has been successfully serving children and families around the world for over a century. The basics remain - and for...
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Book List: Help Me Do It Myself

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“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” -Dr. Maria Montessori   One of the most critical values of Montessori education is the fostering of independence. Our children need our support, but we are tasked with the gradual release of this support. Doing so is a challenge, for no two children are exactly alike and we are required to observe carefully and be flexible in...
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Choose to Challenge

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"Choose to challenge" is the 2021 International Women’s Day theme, celebrated on Monday 8th March.  If there’s one woman in history who did just that it’s Maria Montessori.  We would like to share a little bit about the woman herself, the course this remarkable educational movement has taken, and where we are today.  Education, Service, and Drive, From the Start  In a seaside town in Italy, Maria Montessori was born in August of 1870....
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A Montessori Dictionary

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Hollis Montessori have shared a 'Montessori Dictionary', helping families understand some of the common terms used in a Montessori environment. Absorbent Mind – A mind able to absorb knowledge quickly and effortlessly.  Montessori said the child from birth to six years has an “absorbent mind.”  Adaptation – Related to the idea of an absorbent mind (Haines, 1993) is a special power of the young child that can be called the power of adaptation.  This...
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Some Observations on History

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"It is the cultivation of the human personality of every individual that will form the new world.” Maria Montessori     The 2020 Treasure Article is an adaptation of a text that Maria Montessori wrote in 1948, during her second stay in India. She ponders on our outlook and interpretation of history — a topic that could not be more fitting in a time that is bringing so much new wisdom and new insights...
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The Rights of a Child

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‘Childhood has shown me that all humanity is one.” Maria Montessori   Thirty-one years ago, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international agreement on childhood.  It’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world.  The Rights of the Child according to the United...
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Books About Kindness

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“Let us treat them, therefore, with all the kindness we would wish to develop in them.”  Maria Montessori Tomorrow, Friday 13th November is World Kindness Day.  If there is any year our generation has needed kindness in the world, it’s been this year.  Are you finding that people around you are kinder?   I am.  I’m also finding that people have slowed down and stopped rushing around being busy for busy...
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Series to Get Hooked On: A Book List to Keep Them Reading!

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When was the last time you read a book that was so good you hated to see it end? Perhaps it was part of a series and you quickly got your hands on the next book, or perhaps it was an author’s style that you loved so you began reading everything you could find that they’d written. New readers can experience the same feeling. All it takes is one truly...
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Beyond a Curriculum: Offering the Universe to the 6 to 12-Year-Old

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What is it that makes Montessori for primary aged students different? What is it that the primary teachers plan and deliver? What do the children actually learn in the primary classrooms? Sometimes it can be a little unclear as to what is going on in the 6-9 and 9-12 classrooms. Parents receive snippets of information from Transparent Classroom. It provides them with a list of activities and how their child is progressing. Children may or...
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Kids and Devices – Technology in Montessori Environments

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Believe it or not, the concept of technology in Montessori environments is a rather controversial one.  On one hand, we want our children to be prepared for whatever may lie ahead in this digital age.  On the other hand, research is leading us to determine what is best for the health and learning of young children in regard to the use of devices. As Montessorians, one of our first considerations...
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