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Miller, Darla Ferris – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
Long before empirical neurological research validated her insight, Montessori understood that healthy, full-term babies come equipped with a physiological passion for learning. Brain studies have confirmed that most of the brain's development and inner wiring occurs during the first 2 years of life. A newborn's neurons have sparse, weak…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Spiritual Development, Caring, Brain
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Woo, Stephanie – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
The author states that raising her twins the Montessori way has made her life easy. Imagine two 1-year-olds eating entire meals on their own, setting their own tables by 20 months, and becoming potty-trained before 2. These are not statistics found in just one household. Children raised the Montessori way can take care of themselves and their…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Toddlers, Family Environment, Twins
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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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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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Honig, Alice Sterling – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
This articles describes the learning process of infants and toddlers and provides tips that parents and caregivers can use to promote the development of rich language skills, as well as an abiding passion for learning. From the earliest days, talking with babies encourages their knowledge of words. Singing and reading books increases their…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition
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Dore, Heather S. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist" (Montessori, 1967, p. 283). Montessori Toddler teachers spend a great amount of time preparing and perfecting their environments to allow and to encourage learning to happen. The teachers are constantly adjusting and…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Toddlers, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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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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Cockerille, Anna Gratz – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
During the 2012-2013 school year, Metropolitan Montessori School, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, a school for 3-to-12-year-olds, adopted a reading workshop approach. This decision resulted from several recognized needs. One need was to provide teachers with a strong, clear framework for literacy instruction, particularly at the emergent reading…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Workshops, Montessori Method, Elementary School Students
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Smith, Olynda – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
"The real preparation for education is a study of one's self. The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than a learning of ideas. It includes the training of character, it is a preparation of the spirit."--Maria Montessori". It is common knowledge among Montessorians that spiritual preparation was…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Teacher Education, Educational Philosophy, Holistic Approach
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Chattin-McNichols, John – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Montessori educators follow Montessori's lead and use the word "work" to describe the child's concentrated attention with a hands-on material. But this word may lead to communication problems with parents and those in the non-Montessori world: educators, administrators, accreditors, and so on. These communication problems are…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Assignments, Interpersonal Communication
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Johnson, Kelly – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Current research suggests that nature experience and the cultivation of environmental literacy among students contributes to creative thinking, improved academic performance, and positive relationships with the natural world (Children and Nature Network, retrieved June 2013). Author Kelley Johnson saw this in her own childhood, which was blessed…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Gardening, Outdoor Education
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Howell, Leanne; Sulak, Tracey N.; Bagby, Janet; Diaz, Cathy; Thompson, LaNette W. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Educational philosophy in elementary and secondary schools has often centered on creating a "product," full of content knowledge and basic skills (Bagby, 2002). However, no longer is academic achievement in the classroom considered the sole gauge of lifelong success. Meltzer (2010) suggested that the development of executive functioning skills…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Philosophy, Executive Function, Montessori Method
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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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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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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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