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Chattin-McNichols, John – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
The American Montessori Society's (AMS) 2014 Living Legacy recipient, John Chattin-McNichols, delivered the keynote address at the Annual Conference in Dallas, TX, on March 27, 2014, In his speech, he described three overall highlights of AMS: (1) AMS is now a world-leading organization; (2) It must become a learning organization; and (3)…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Conference Papers, Educational Philosophy
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Ulrich, Tamara D. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
In this article, the author states that it is a delight to walk into a Montessori classroom to the hum of children engaged in a variety of activities, especially when there is an accompanying feeling of joy and happiness. In desiring the peaceful calm of the classroom, educators may inadvertently hinder the joy, enthusiasm, and imagination that…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Psychological Patterns
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Loveless, Sylvia – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
For each of the past 19 years, the American Montessori Society has chosen to recognize one Montessorian as an AMS Living Legacy. Recipients are honored at the AMS annual conference for their salient work or volunteerism in the Montessori field and their dedication and leadership that has made an impact on the AMS community. It seems fitting that…
Descriptors: Integrity, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Educational Methods
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Torrence, Martha – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
Educational institutions change slowly, and sometimes superficially at best. Large public (and sometimes smaller private) systems can be highly resistant to deep change. Schools are notorious for rearranging the desk chairs for a while, then reverting back to something very close to the original design. Even the most well-intentioned of…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Educational Change, Resistance to Change
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Donahoe, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
"The way you make your bed is the way your day will go." The way in which people gather is an extension of the making-the-bed analogy: "The way we gather is the way our school days go." The mindfulness people bring to the little ways they behave with one another sets the tone for the entire organization. When Montessori speaks of allowing the…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Montessori Method, Student Responsibility, Child Development
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Donahue, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
In this article, the author discusses how institutions have not yet made significant inroads toward equipping young people to deal with the problems of the times in which they live. Montessori wrote frequently about the need to create a kind of practical education that would address this issue. The author discusses the possible dangers of using…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Self Control, Secondary Schools
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Selvidge, Ellen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
"Pre-Katrina" and "Post-Katrina" are common terms for time frames these days in New Orleans, often reminding me of the BCE/CE timeline distinctions. You hear "Pre-Katrina" and "Post-Katrina" on the news, in the paper, and in everyday conversations. Although more and more people have moved back to New…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Natural Disasters, Charter Schools
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Blount, Beverley – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
As Montessorians come to the beginning of the second century of the Montessori system of education, they are in agreement that following the principles and guidelines set out by Maria Montessori a century ago empowers them to present to children an environment that truly "works." As the child is very different and the changes very evident between…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Child Development, Developmental Stages, Educational History
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Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
This article presents an excerpt from a typed manuscript of one of many lectures Maria Montessori delivered in 1915 in San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles. In this particular lecture, Montessori talked about how teachers can make a profound change in their way of teaching. Instead of doing the traditional lecture, teachers can learn how to…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Lecture Method, Montessori Schools, Teacher Role
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Carrington, Diane – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author shares the strategies employed for the after-school-care program at the White Rock Montessori School in east Dallas. The author relates that respect for self, others, and the environment are the principal fundamental principles that guide them everyday and act as the foundation for the after-school-care program. Within…
Descriptors: School Activities, Montessori Schools, After School Programs, Montessori Method
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Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
This article presents an interview with Montessorians, namely Chandra Fernando, Ellen Selvidge, Sonnie McFarland, and Donna Kaiser. In an interview, these Montessorians discuss how they become involved with Montessori education and describe their involvement in Montessori over the years. They also discuss the impact of their Montessori training on…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Personal Narratives, Interviews