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Peters, Dane L. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
The theme of the AMS 2014 Annual Conference is "Unity in Diversity," a concept that also describes the work of conference keynote speaker Andrew Solomon. Solomon is a writer and lecturer on psychology and politics; winner of the National Book Award; and an activist for LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender] rights, mental health,…
Descriptors: Interviews, Social Differences, Montessori Method, Family Relationship
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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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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
In this article, the author states that, for over 45 years, she has explored the issues of leadership and change, and, along the way, she has examined how diversity fits in with these ideas. She states that she found all three of these concepts embodied in the person of John McDermott, a leader in the American Montessori movement in the United…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Montessori Method, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy
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Murray, Angela – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
Montessori's theories, developed more than 100 years ago, certainly resonate with current psychological research on improving education. Autonomy, interest, competence, and relatedness form the foundation for three contemporary efforts to organize the vast literature on motivation into a parsimonious theory. These four elements also comprise…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Educational Practices, Montessori Method, Elementary Schools
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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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Korngold, K. T. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This article discusses the importance of thinking about and identifying what one wants in a school--and deciding whether or not these are realistic expectations. One might want to consider the core values that attracts one to Montessori, and observe, when visiting a school, to see how these are expressed in the school day. The author points out…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Active Learning, Young Children
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Monson, Michele – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
In preparation for the centennial of Montessori education, school leaders have a unique responsibility--not only to the communities, but also to Dr. Montessori's memory--to revise the educational practices in a manner that is both respectful of her theories and responsive to a changing educational landscape. This article outlines one example of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Montessori Schools, Child Development, Montessori Method