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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
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Morrison, Michelle – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
Mathematics is a critical part of academic preparation of the middle school child, or, as Dr. Maria Montessori would refer to them, children in the third plane of development. Montessori educators are sincere in their endeavors not only to prepare young students for further studies of math and the application of math in their world and careers,…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Montessori Method, Department Heads, Middle School Students
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Peters, Dane L. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
The author could not contain herself one day at school recently when a parent of three children shared something she had heard from her eldest daughter. That morning, the eldest daughter was grumbling about the fact that she and her Lower Elementary brother had to go to school while her Preschool brother did not, and she announced to her mother,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Montessori Schools, Daughters, Montessori Method
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McKenzie, Ginger Kelley – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
They are adolescents--and those who work with them must understand them, connect with them, and make learning relevant to their lives. This article looks at recent theories and educational practices identified as appropriate for supporting the educational learning experiences of students ages 12 to 15. In this article, the author also discusses,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Early Adolescents, Educational Practices, Montessori Method
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Sutton, Ann – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
Montessori middle schools can be immensely successful and highly beneficial to students. Traditional schools notice differences in students who come from Montessori backgrounds; they find them to be adaptable self-starters who often take on leadership roles. Prestigious high schools seek to recruit Montessori middle school graduates. As more…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Middle Schools, Montessori Method, Leadership
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Willard, Michelle – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
As a teacher of 11-to 13-year-olds, the author sees that her role definitely requires a sense of humor. A charismatic personality and the ability to lighten things up go a long way toward an enjoyable relationship with this age group. For Michelle Willard, a certain amount of levity in dealing with typical developmental issues is the key to…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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Yonka, Patricia – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This article discusses the formation of the Youth Visits the United Nations (YVUN) program. The program began in 2003 with funds provided by the Ursula Thrush Peace Seed Grant. Its purpose is to bring middle school students to New York to attend sessions of the United Nations, allowing these adolescents the opportunity to learn about global issues…
Descriptors: Peace, Middle School Students, Global Approach, World Problems