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Nelsen, Jane; DeLorenzo, Chip – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
During the author's first year teaching, she, like many first-year teachers, found that the most difficult task in creating a peaceful classroom environment was not in the lesson giving or preparation of the classroom, but in managing the "misbehavior" of the children. Meanwhile, her mentor, a veteran teacher of over 20 years, seemed to handle the…
Descriptors: Mentors, Classroom Environment, Montessori Method, Beginning Teachers
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Nelsen, Jane; DeLorenzo, Chip – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
Have you ever found yourself lecturing a child, with the best of intentions, in an attempt to help him or her learn a lesson or process a situation in a manner that you feel will be productive? Curiosity questions, which the authors also call What and How questions, help children process an experience, event, or natural consequence so that they…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Montessori Method, Teaching Methods, Discovery Learning