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Johnson, Kelly – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
Kelly Johnson introduces a series of lessons that incorporate literacy, observation, botany, history, place studies, writing, and art, with a long-term eco-literacy goal of connectedness and a conservation ethic. Johnson's initial idea to use Beatrix Potter as a model in the Lower Elementary classroom came after extensively researching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Primary Education, Childrens Literature
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Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
This article examines recent educational research on the effectiveness of homework in improving achievement. The definition we have chosen to use for homework is any assignment intended to be completed during nonschool hours.
Descriptors: Homework, Academic Achievement, Correlation, Assignments
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Fuchs, Melani Alexander – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
Montessori's first premise is that movement and cognition are closely entwined, and movement can enhance thinking and learning (Lillard, 2005). Children must move, and practice moving, to develop strength, balance, and the stability needed to fully participate in the rigors of daily life. It is imperative for young children's motor…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Movement Education, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Education
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Patton, Melody – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
One of the most important things teachers do is to create relationships and connections with the children and parents with whom they work. The strength of the individual relationships teachers have with parents and children affects the daily interactions with them and can act as a foundation later if difficult situations arise. Home visits (for…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Home Visits, Early Intervention
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Shortridge, P. Donohue – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
This article discusses the movie "Frozen," which is the Disney version of a fairy tale. While some parents report that their young children love "Frozen," know the words to the songs, and beg to watch it again and again, "Frozen" is still a fairy tale, with some dark subject matter. Parents might tell themselves that…
Descriptors: Films, Fairy Tales, Child Behavior, Popular Culture
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Lau, Daisy; Yau, Ralph – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
It was a hot and humid afternoon in 2006, 3 months after the opening of the Children's House at the Infinity Children's School in Hong Kong. A 3-year-old boy selected a table-scrubbing activity. He moved erratically and without purpose, accidentally bumping into another child and spilling water on the floor. Meanwhile, a toddler girl strolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Haakmat, Martha – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
Martha Haakmat writes in this article that in some ways she understands why parents might have a harder time understanding why Montessori is education at its best, especially as their children progress past preschool. Haakmat goes on to say that the learning path at Montessori schools is more proactive. Montessori schools ask that parents partner…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Parent Participation