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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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Smith, Olynda – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
When the author tells someone who does not do yoga that she is a yoga teacher, she often hears that they could not possibly do yoga. The most common reasons they give for this are: "I am really not flexible! I really don't like stretching!" and "Oh, but I wouldn't be any good at yoga!" Smith explains that, contrary to…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Physical Activities, Health Related Fitness, Metacognition
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Hoke, Betsy – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
Imagine going back in time and being the guiding spirit in Montessori's first "Casa dei Bambini" but with all the knowledge and skills developed as a Montessori teacher today. That is precisely the privilege this author has had as, over the past 2 years, she has worked to establish an Early Childhood Montessori program in Usa River,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Program Development
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Donahoe, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
This article is the result of years of study, both formal and informal; hundreds of hours of traditional and Montessori classroom observations; reading and digesting articles and books on secondary education, Montessori education, adolescent brain research, leadership, and best practices in education; and most enlightening of all, 20 years of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Montessori Method, Secondary Education, Classroom Environment
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Donahoe, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
In their unique approach to education, Montessorians are challenged to create an academic forum that engages the mind and the hand, and most importantly, the heart. It is in essence the heart of the adolescent that gives birth to the adult, and the mind and the hand follow along. However, there can be barriers to accessing the engagement of the…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Adolescents