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Benefits of Montessori education

Staff Development: Cultivating Hope, Joy and Authenticity (with Dr Andrew Fuller)

By Emotional Wellbeing, Montessori Educators, Montessori in Action, Montessori Learning, Parenting No Comments
Last Friday, as part of the Combined Sydney Montessori Staff Development Day for 2024, FMS staff were treated to a live presentation from clinical psychologist, Dr. Andrew Fuller.  Dr Fuller is a psychologist, author and (very entertaining) speaker. He specialises mental health and wellbeing for young people and their families, working with schools, communities and individuals in Australia and around the world.   According to his website, Dr Fuller ‘puts the…
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Montessori Miniature Environment and Grammar Boxes

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After our recent parent education session on literacy at Forestville Montessori School, we wanted to introduce you to more of our in-class language materials. Montessori grammar materials are not only beautiful, they do a great job of engaging children to learn about something many of us dreaded when we were kids ourselves. Parents who attended our In Conversation Literacy session had a first-hand experience of some of the beautiful literacy…
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In Support of Spoken Language

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Our children’s early years are essential for developing strong language skills. So, in Montessori, we pay particular attention to how we support young children’s receptive and expressive language development.  The exercises we use to enhance children’s spoken language development don’t have a large physical presence on the classroom shelves because many are games or conversations. The integration of these spoken language games and activities are prominent in children’s daily experience…
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Creating and caring for community

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We talk a lot about community at FMS; parent community, school community and the wider community. Beyond being a part of a community, education at FMS is intended to prepare children as responsible, capable contributory community members. We have programs in place to do this for every child, at every stage of the FMS journey! In Montessori, we provide numerous ways for children to participate as community members. These include…
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