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Soundy, Cathleen S. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
This study examines life in a Montessori classroom, with special attention focused on spontaneous episodes of imaginary play. The goal is to better understand what is going on when children engage in imaginary play and how this play assists young learners in their development. This article examines three play episodes, each from a different area…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Play, Young Children, Montessori Method
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Benham, Christine – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
One of the goals of Montessorians is to spread Montessori education and make quality Montessori education available for children. However, one of the obstacles is the lack of information in the world (and an abundance of misinformation) about the Montessori philosophy. In 2009, these two issues came to a head in what evolved into a battle of…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
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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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Ervin, Barbara; Wash, Pamela D.; Mecca, Marilyn E. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
Albert Bandura, the leading pioneer in the study of self-regulation, has defined the term as the child's ability to self-educate, self-direct, regulate motivation, and learn to think about what she is learning (1994). Lev Vygotsky's theory that children can be taught to think independently about how to solve problems expands upon Bandura's work…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Program Effectiveness, Montessori Method, Self Control
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Kamine, Darlene; McKenzie, Ginger Kelley – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
In 2002, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) adopted a policy committing itself to develop all schools in the district as community learning centers. In Pleasant Ridge, one of Cincinnati's most racially and socio-economically diverse neighborhoods, the community set itself to the task of rebuilding what had been a failing school that reflected little…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Montessori Schools, After School Programs, Toddlers
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Weinberg, David – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
The "tabula rasa" of this article's title is a Latin term meaning "clean slate." For centuries before January 6, 1907, and continuing more than 100 years since, teachers have walked into classrooms of young children convinced they know full well what is good for them, and what should be poured into their minds and by what means. But on that day,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change
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Haskins, Cathleen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Spiritual nurturing includes the recognition that children have valuable ways of knowing, such as pondering, sacred listening, intuition, and dreams and visions. Children nurtured in spiritual ways of being are supported through the traits of creativity, compassion, love, gratitude, affirmation, contemplation, and silence. These attributes are…
Descriptors: Altruism, Educational Technology, Spiritual Development, Writing Assignments
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Donahoe, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Montessori teachers know that no matter how many books they read on child development and brain research, there is no substitute for observing children, seeing them, noticing them, and especially, in the case of the adolescent, being quiet long enough for them to talk. Wanting to know more about the hidden depths of the adolescent soul, the author…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Montessori Method, Child Development, Social Class
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Reid, Laura – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Poetry enables teachers to connect with their students in new ways. Teachers can show students that "poetry is something people do to capture thoughts, feelings, and experience." When poetry is incorporated across the curriculum, students learn to make discoveries by looking at their environment in new ways. Poetry stands apart from storytelling…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Creative Activities, Montessori Method, Language Acquisition
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Peters, Dane L. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
The author could not contain herself one day at school recently when a parent of three children shared something she had heard from her eldest daughter. That morning, the eldest daughter was grumbling about the fact that she and her Lower Elementary brother had to go to school while her Preschool brother did not, and she announced to her mother,…
Descriptors: Siblings, Montessori Schools, Daughters, Montessori Method
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Langley, Tilan – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Despite the progress in technology since the time of Maria Montessori, the science curriculum has been pushed aside slowly as teachers' focus has shifted to literacy and mathematics. The Early Childhood classroom has grown complacent with miniature life cycle lessons and attractive puzzles; the time has come to return science to a critical…
Descriptors: Creativity, Scientific Methodology, Classroom Environment, Montessori Method
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Sutton, Ann – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
These days, the word "green," and the more comprehensive term "sustainability," surface in numerous arenas, whether it be exhortations to recycle more, employ compact fluorescent lightbulbs, use less hot water, avoid products with excess packaging, adjust thermostats, plant trees, turn off electronic devices when not in use, or buy organic and…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Lifelong Learning, Creative Thinking
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Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Problem solving allows students to use what they know to achieve a goal when no solution is apparent. Traditional educational models evolved from an earlier system, based on rote memorization and designed to produce employees for industry. The workforce of tomorrow must move beyond rote learning by both applying current knowledge and using…
Descriptors: Rote Learning, Prior Learning, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods
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Haskins, Cathleen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
The aim of this article is to serve as a framework for lessons and experiences in grateful living. The objectives in teaching gratitude are to give children opportunities: (1) to create experiences that cultivate an awareness of abundance; (2) to experience and appreciate simple pleasures; (3) to understand how others contribute to a sense of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Journal Writing, Well Being, Consciousness Raising
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Gilder, Sharon Allen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
This article discusses the Beyond the Walls outdoor education program at The Franklin Schools in Rockville, Maryland. Under the expert guidance of Maryland outdoor education specialist Amy Beam, Franklin's staff has been guided to reconnect to the landscape, understand native plants and animals, and reclaim a sense of gratitude for the environment…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Montessori Method
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