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Korngold, Carole Wolfe; Korngold, K. T. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
In this article the authors describe how Montessori teachers create environments that assist and support toddlers. For all Montessori children, especially toddlers, giving them opportunities to perceive and experience the world through their own unaided efforts is the central premise of their prepared environments. The caretakers prepare the…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Toddlers, Environmental Influences, Educational Environment
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Karna, Anu – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
The author knew she would be picky about where her child started his schooling. After calling over 30 public and private schools within a 50-mile radius of her home, and then visiting more than 15 of them, the author chose Lexington Montessori School (LMS). However, when she tells friends and acquaintances about her son's fantastic school, she…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Educational Environment, Classroom Techniques
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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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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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Rambusch, Nancy McCormick – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
Today, on almost every continent, there are schools adopting in spirit and practice the ideas of Maria Montessori who ranks with Pestalozzi, Froebel, and Dewey in the field of education. Her approach to early childhood education can be linked to the Thomistic dictum that there is nothing in the intellect which is not first in the senses. In this…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Montessori Method, Self Control, Educational Environment
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Cossentino, Jacqueline – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
As educators in the public sector confront the challenge of guiding all students toward academic success, policies and practices associated with prevention, early screening, and identification of learning needs have moved to the center of the enterprise of schooling. This article is about the lessons that accompany that challenge, and their…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Manipulative Materials, Foreign Countries, Montessori Method
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Mariani Gomes, Joan J.; Richmond, Jerry C. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
At the heart of Maria Montessori's philosophy is the idea of providing the child with the most supportive environment in which to develop one's potential, for the singular purpose of carrying out one's cosmic task. Montessori teachers everywhere dedicate their energies to participating in this endeavor. But do these same teachers take time to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Personal Narratives, Educational Environment
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Murray, Angela; Peyton, Vicki – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Public Montessori elementary schools have two challenges: They strive to achieve a child-centered Montessori environment and must also address the demands of state and federal requirements developed for more traditional educational settings. This study analyzes how schools were operating on both fronts. On the one hand, the study measured the…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Elementary Schools, Standardized Tests, Academic Achievement
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Enright, Mary Schaefer; Schaefer, Lawrence V.; Schaefer, Patricia S.; Schaefer, Kristin A. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Lawrence Kohlberg, a psychologist, coined the term "Just Community" to describe a community built on trust and resolution, in which each member participates democratically in the development of the rules and regulations that govern their community life (Kohlberg, 1985). In a school, this means that students and teachers alike actively participate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Trust (Psychology), Democratic Values, Educational Environment
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Rambusch, Nancy McCormick – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
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 adults believed that the role of the child is to respect…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Montessori Method, Class Activities, Educational Environment
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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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Hubbell, Elizabeth Ross – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
Montessori classrooms commonly integrate their learning across the curriculum, and participate in service learning projects. Both of these practices are authentic experiences for children. This article outlines examples of technology being used to create authentic learning environments, tasks, audiences, sources, and assessments. Technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Montessori Schools, Young Children, Educational Environment
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Fernando, Chandra – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
The author of this article describes her week observing a Montessori class in the Adam Vesviva School at Kibbutz Ga'ash, located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. The headmaster of the school, Yariv Ya'ari, had previously been associated with Democratic Schools, an alternate to the public educational system, whose philosophy was established at Adam…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Educational Environment
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Jones, Warren Puffer – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
This article focuses on role of music education. If the society has changed how it values music, it is certainly worthwhile to reevaluate the role music should play in the education and development of a child. Children are not predisposed to be able to understand one style of music over another. Rather they learn traits of the style of their…
Descriptors: Music Education, Child Development, Classroom Techniques, Models