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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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Donahoe, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
This article is the result of years of study, both formal and informal; hundreds of hours of traditional and Montessori classroom observations; reading and digesting articles and books on secondary education, Montessori education, adolescent brain research, leadership, and best practices in education; and most enlightening of all, 20 years of…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Montessori Method, Secondary Education, Classroom Environment
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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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Hanson, Peter – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Forty years ago, Peter Hanson decided to attend the 38th Indian Montessori Training Course. In this article he describes himself as a college-educated generalist who liked kids but was working for little more than minimum wage as a delivery boy. Becoming a teacher in an alternative school seemed like a good move, and a step up without…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bishop, Geoffrey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Montessori educators believe that there are a number of important factors that are necessary for a child to successfully attain adulthood. They include family, a stable home, good adult mentors, and a strong system of education that includes fostering of independence, autonomy of the individual, and joyful learning opportunities with a system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Montessori Method, Outdoor Education
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Duffy, Michael; Duffy, D'Neil – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
IBHA, the International Big History Association, was organized in 2010 and "promotes the unified, interdisciplinary study and teaching of history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life, and Humanity." This is the vision that Montessori embraced long before the discoveries of modern science fleshed out the story of the evolving universe. "Big…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Teaching Methods, Montessori Schools, Early Childhood Education
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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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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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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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Epstein, Paul – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
Concentration is a "sine qua non," a hallmark, of a Montessori Casa program. Yet, it happens that some children do not concentrate. They do not engage with the materials in the classic pattern of normalization. They are not challenged by ADD, ADHD, or a variant of sensory integration spectrum disorder. Instead of working alone, they prefer the…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Classroom Environment, Attention
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Soundy, Cathleen S. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
Imaginary play activities are not only enjoyable in their own right, but also offer clear intellectual, social, and emotional benefits to children who participate in them. This article describes the nature of imaginary play as observed in some Montessori classrooms and lays the groundwork for developing a position statement on imaginary play for…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Toddlers, Imagination, Play
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Murray, Angela – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2012
The American public generally recognizes the name "Montessori" because so many schools across the country and around the world use the Montessori name. However, the Montessori community has long believed that misunderstandings abound. A recent dissertation study quantified Montessori awareness and identified misconceptions in particular for those…
Descriptors: Motivation, Montessori Method, Misconceptions, Child Development
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