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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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Selvidge, Ellen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This author describes how her elementary students first became interested in studying ancient Egypt. Her students' interest in the ancient Egyptian studies began when a student checked out a library book on Egyptology that contained colorful images and was soon swarmed by interested classmates. Many of her students began practicing writing…
Descriptors: History, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Interests
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Whitescarver, Keith; Cossentino, Jacqueline – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
Though Montessorians have existed in the United States for nearly a century, a distinctly American version of the system did not begin to take hold until the late 1950s. What was referred to at the time as the "second spring" was actually a remarkable moment not just for Montessori education, but also for American culture at large. For…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational History, Educational Development, Montessori Schools
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Czaja, Paul Clement – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
The Alpha point of the authors' life as a Montessori educator began in 1959, when he was a graduate student studying philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. While studying the works of the great American philosopher William James, the author came across the writings of Maria Montessori and immediately became captivated by her…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Foreign Countries, Poverty, Developing Nations
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Tepper-Rasmussen, Megan – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
In this article, the author relates her experience working with World Neighbors, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the United States, and spending most of her time working with women's groups in rural Kenya. She contends that her greatest desire is to help those less fortunate and make the world a better place.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Adolescents, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Baker, Irene – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
What can Montessorians learn from teaching in a war-torn country, and what can they hope to share with others in the process? These questions were much on the author's mind when she went to Sri Lanka in the summer of 2003. This article contains excerpts from e-mails the author sent home, chronicling her experience teaching two high school English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Catholic Schools, Single Sex Schools
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Larson, Heidi J.; Tseng, Kevin S. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This article discusses how Montessori teachers create authentic and meaningful experiences for older students in the modern technological age while fostering the sensitive stages of imagination and exploration of the world around them. Maria Montessori observed that children learn to read and write through their spontaneous, independent behavior.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Literacy Education, Pilot Projects
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Iddi-Gubbels, Alice Azumi – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
Over the years, the author has observed the vicious cycle that undermines the effectiveness of and access to good basic education in her own village and family, and in poor rural areas in general. Located in one of the most deprived areas of rural Ghana, there is a huge "reality gap" between school and children's everyday lives. The weak…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Rural Areas, Access to Education
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Rowland, Veronica – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This article describes how second- and third-grade students joined their teacher, Mary Ann McTiernan, a marathon runner from Cape Town, South Africa, in a one-mile run every Thursday morning while she was training. Mary Ann's students had been asking, "Where do you run?" "How far do you go?" "How fast can you run?"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 2, Grade 3, Foreign Countries
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DeVoe, Jeanne Jackson – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
In this article, the author discusses several approaches in facilitating teachers, faculty, and staff members in giving birth to publishable writing that will allow them to share their ideas with other professionals. One effective approach is to find the strongest angle for a story and then narrowing it down.
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Workshops, Teachers, Faculty Publishing
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Reed, Michelle K.; Smith, Jeffrey P. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
This article discusses an approach designed for mathematics educators. Maria Montessori intended this knowledge to be shared with other teachers, increasing the Montessori community's understanding of children's thinking. A group of Montessorians has even tried to formalize this process with a program called Teachers' Research Network. Similarly,…
Descriptors: Word Problems (Mathematics), Subtraction, Mathematics Education, Action Research
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McTamaney, Catherine – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the importance of music education in a child's development, and how music experiences affect the development of students' intellect. Music education has long been anecdotally linked to increased intellectual ability. Research suggests, though, that music education is far more than an entertaining diversion.…
Descriptors: Music Education, Montessori Method, Cognitive Development, Social Development
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Stratton, Mary; Stratton, Mick – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
The authors' intention in writing this article is to dispel any fears and mysteries previously subscribed to about appreciating and creating music. Through simplification and isolation, the understanding of music will inevitably unfold as predictably and beautifully as a blossom on a warm summer day. Their hope is that, people may use this…
Descriptors: Singing, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Academic Achievement
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Copeland, Cheryl – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
This article describes a teacher's approach of implementing hands-on musical experiences and expanding her repertoire of interesting activities that engage students and instill in them a love of music while remaining true to the philosophy and practice of Montessori education. The author shares her vision of Montessori music education which is a…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Music Education, Montessori Method, Learning Activities
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Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2005
This article presents an interview with Erica Roach, a former Montessori student and a musician, who shares her story about how her Montessori experiences shaped her life. Roach grew up in San Francisco and attended two different Montessori schools: Big City Montessori, for kindergarten, and San Francisco Montessori School (now called The San…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Musical Instruments, African American Students, Bilingualism
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