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Scott, Susan Hanway; Zankowsky, Linda – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Maria Montessori understood that, innately, children feel connected to humanity, and recognized that children appreciate opportunities to serve others. This is an important connection that parents and teachers need to continue to nourish in students, providing opportunities for those meaningful connections. But what if, in addition to feeling good…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Hospitals, Service Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
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Powell, Mark – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
When Barack Obama announced his run for the presidency, he seemed an unlikely candidate. Against all odds, he was able to defeat an apparently overwhelming opposition by relating to the electorate in a more horizontal, collaborative manner. What Obama did differently was to empower the new, digitally active, younger political class by involving…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Internet, Montessori Method, Political Candidates
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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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Lombard, Marjorie Ann – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
In this article, the author profiles Dr. Elisabeth Caspari (1899-2002). As a teacher of teachers, Caspari traveled extensively for 50 years, sharing the wisdom she had gleaned from her training under Dr. Maria Montessori in Adyar, India, and from 4 years of frequent association with Montessori and her son, Mario, in Kodaikanal. The threads of…
Descriptors: Biographies, Teacher Educators, Music Teachers, Montessori Method
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Skotheim, Meghan Kane – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are all language activities. The human capacity for speaking and listening has a biological foundation: wherever there are people, there is spoken language. Acquiring spoken language is an unconscious activity, and, barring any physical deformity or language learning disability, like severe autism, all…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Written Language, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia
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Drake, Meg – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
In this millennium, educators are faced with a number of issues that Dr. Maria Montessori could not have predicted. Today, students are different from the children Dr. Montessori observed in her "Casa dei Bambini." They are influenced by technology in all its forms. Some suffer from medical problems such as complex food allergies, which wreak…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Personality Traits, Student Development, Student Needs
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Donahue, Marta – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
In this article, the author discusses how institutions have not yet made significant inroads toward equipping young people to deal with the problems of the times in which they live. Montessori wrote frequently about the need to create a kind of practical education that would address this issue. The author discusses the possible dangers of using…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Self Control, Secondary Schools
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Harris, Maureen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
The value of music in educating the young child is not being recognized, particularly in the area of mathematics. Despite the amount of literature available regarding the effects of music instruction on academic achievement, little has been written on different Montessori music pedagogies and their effects on students' math scores. This article…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Methods, Mathematics Achievement, Montessori Method
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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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Haskins, Cathleen – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
The picture book is a simple yet profound tool for teaching peace. Picture books are nearly pieces of art--with rich text accompanied by illustrations, paintings, and photographs that speak to the spirit of the child. They are an ideal peace resource, in part because they are readily accessible for all age levels. Books can be borrowed through…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Picture Books, Peace, School Libraries
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Powell, Mark – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Like good government, thoughtful care of children requires those in power, whether teachers or parents, to recognize when it is appropriate for them to step back from day-to-day decision-making while still working behind the scenes to ensure an organizational structure that supports the independence and equitable development of those they serve.…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Montessori Method, Gender Issues, Decision Making
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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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Lillard, Angeline – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Over the past 5 years, the author has visited scores of Montessori classrooms, most of them in the United States and Canada, and has observed many commonalities among them. For example, in almost every classroom, children freely chose their activities and engaged hands-on with material objects. They took care of the environment, wiping up their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Student Responsibility
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Cusack, Ginny – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Ukraine had been under Soviet domination for 75 years. Its institutions, including its educational system, were guided by rules established in Moscow. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the country had opportunities to reinvent itself. In this article, the author discusses the Ukrainian Montessori Project, a successful partnership between…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, International Educational Exchange
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Harger, Jeni – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
In this article, the author discusses how the JUCONI Foundation in Puebla, Mexico is helping children. (JUCONI is an acronym for "Junto con los Ninos", or "Together with the Children)." This Mexican nongovernmental organization (NGO) has been successfully working with distressed families and children in Puebla since 1989. For…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Public Education
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