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Independence In The Montessori Classroom

I think this article (http://montessoriguide.org/help-me-to-help-myself/) paints a perfect picture of independence in the Montessori classroom. To have independence means to be self-sufficient and to not be easily influenced by others around you. The Montessori classroom supports independence in a variety of ways. One way is through the many practical life lessons that are offered to […]

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Montessori Elementary Program

http://www.beyondmontessori.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Joyful-Scholars-Montessori-for-the-Elementary-Years.pdf

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Hands On Learning

When other students sit at a desk to “learn” on 2-dimensional worksheet, the students at Montessori in Cleveland discover hands on:

http://clevelandbanner.com/stories/montessori-kinder-muralproject-is-tribute-to-music,5083

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What Sets Montessori Elementary Apart?

Isn’t Montessori just for preschoolers? Wouldn’t my child be better off in a “traditional” elementary program? When will Math class begin? Where are the textbooks and worksheets? Why is the teacher just observing and not lecturing? I found this article to be a helpful response to parents wondering about Montessori for elementary aged children. Read […]

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Music In Montessori

Music in Montessori is the first in a series of lovely, easy to read posts about Music and Montessori. This article touches on just a few of the enormous benefits of music education. If you are at all interested, I encourage you to read all seven. This should give a good idea of what I […]

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Number Rods

First Montessori school in the USA: Children and Teacher working on the number rods (aka red and blue rods) in the year 1912:
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/erste-montessori-schule-in-den-usa-kinder-und-lehrerin-beim-news-photo/542393731

A staple Montessori didactic material, that has been around for over 100 years and to this day it is a very valid piece of learning: introduction to quantity 1-10 and their corresponding number […]

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Montessori Peace Education

I found this article to be a helpful overview of the Montessori Peace Education. Peace Education is far more than just discussing peace and requiring peaceful actions in the classroom, it is living an intentional, peace-filled life before our children. This approach is an inspiring challenge to all those who would “wish” for world peace. […]

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