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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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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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Balick, Marshall; Jepson, Megan – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
This article describes the experiences of frequently-traveling parents Balick and Jepson, and their 2-year daughter Coco. As owners of two businesses (an event-planning business and a Montessori aterials company) the travel between 7 days and 3 months at a time--for trade shows, conferences, school visits, and working events. How does one manage…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Philosophy, Child Rearing, Child Development
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Jokanovic, Lila S. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
The children and staff at Council Oak Montessori enjoy a unique opportunity to experience Dr. Montessori's theory of Cosmic Education through all of its stages--from the 3-year-old who first comes to the school to the 15-year-old who completes its Middle School program. And it makes the author thinks much more actively about how the faculty and…
Descriptors: School Activities, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Early Childhood Education
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McFarland, Sonnie; McFarland, Jim – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Since Dr. Maria Montessori's discovery of the true nature of childhood over a century ago, children around the globe have benefited from Montessori education. However, even parents who have children enrolled in Montessori schools could derive further benefits through the implementation of Montessori principles and practices in the home. Helping…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Self Actualization
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Bragdon, Julie – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
The author has been thinking a lot about happiness lately. This started in earnest when she watched researcher Shawn Achor's 7-minute TEDX talk, entitled "The Happy Secret to Better Work," with parents and staff. Afterward, she was compelled to buy his book to learn more. "The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Young Children
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Ball, Pearl Satarawala – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
The Montessori early childhood classroom provides a seamless web of language experiences. As Montessori teachers, they are mindful of the many ways Practical Life, Sensorial, Geography, Science, and Mathematics lessons contribute to and support Language Arts. Within the Language Arts curriculum itself, there are multiple stages of learning. The…
Descriptors: Literacy, Receptive Language, Montessori Method, Story Telling
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Huxel, Alexa C. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
What are the elements that make up authentic Montessori? Is Montessori something concrete or abstract? Are there intangibles that make Montessori what it is? Many classrooms today have Montessori materials and small tables and chairs. Are they authentic Montessori? When examining areas that traditionally make defining authentic Montessori…
Descriptors: Motivation, Montessori Method, Young Children, Montessori Schools
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Rambusch, Nancy McCormick – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Children learn, with or without teachers. They absorb knowledge from whatever environment they are in. The type of environment conducive to children's learning depends largely on adults. Adults have always professed to love children. Less often have they professed a need to respect them. Many are the adults who believe that the role of the child…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Montessori Method, Parent Participation, Montessori Schools
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Peters, Dane L. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Getting to know one's child's teachers will help parents know where they are coming from and why they are teaching. It might also give parents insight into the relationship they have with their child or children. This article illustrates what the author means through a story. The author suggests that parents need talk to their child's teachers.…
Descriptors: Parents, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teaching Methods
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Gilder, Sharon Allen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
Numerous observations in Montessori classrooms led veteran Montessorians Pamela W. Trumble and Eleni Bokas to the conclusion that a universal need exists to bring integrity back to Practical Life, especially for 5-year-olds. Maria Montessori's observations over a century ago revealed the importance of Practical Life and its relationship to the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Montessori Method, Early Childhood Education, Montessori Schools
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Herman, Jana Morgan – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
Marc Prensky coined the term "digital native" in 2001 to describe those who have grown up with a constant interaction of technology, including television, video games, and the Internet (Prensky, 2001). For these people, many of them now in their twenties, life has always included the presence of screens--televisions, cell phones, iPods, video…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Access to Information, Adolescents, Generational Differences
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Carl, John D. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
As a parent, sociologist, and educator, the author often seems to see the world differently from others. While some see a public policy debate as a football game between winners and losers, he sees it as a vital way to create a good society. While some see education as a means to an end, he sees it as a goal in and of itself. Some see gender…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Young Children, Gender Differences, Sex Fairness
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McKenzie, Ginger Kelley; Zascavage, Victoria S. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
Maria Montessori was one of the first special educators. In 1898, as an assistant instructor at the University of Rome's Psychiatric Clinic, Montessori visited an asylum for the "insane" and became interested in the children with special needs who were housed there. She noticed that the children were not being stimulated; learning was at a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education Teachers, Montessori Method, Special Needs Students
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