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Cichuki, Penny HildeBrandt – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author describes the various changes that are experienced by young adolescents. Physically, early adolescents are growing faster than at any other time in their lives except infancy. They experience significant increases in weight, height, heart size, lung capacity, and muscular strength. Intellectually and cognitively, early…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Developmental Stages, Body Composition, Cognitive Development
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Sutton, Ann – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
Montessori middle schools can be immensely successful and highly beneficial to students. Traditional schools notice differences in students who come from Montessori backgrounds; they find them to be adaptable self-starters who often take on leadership roles. Prestigious high schools seek to recruit Montessori middle school graduates. As more…
Descriptors: Traditional Schools, Middle Schools, Montessori Method, Leadership
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Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
This article presents an interview with Montessorians, namely Vicki Dimmer, Dottie Feldman, and Patti Tepper-Rasmussen. In an interview, these Montessorians discuss how they become involved with Montessori education and describe their involvement in Montessori over the years. They also discuss the impact of their Montessori training on their…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Interviews, Personal Narratives
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Carrington, Diane – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author shares the strategies employed for the after-school-care program at the White Rock Montessori School in east Dallas. The author relates that respect for self, others, and the environment are the principal fundamental principles that guide them everyday and act as the foundation for the after-school-care program. Within…
Descriptors: School Activities, Montessori Schools, After School Programs, Montessori Method
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Coe, Betsy – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
Recent literature debates the effectiveness of the senior year, stating that it is an unproductive and unrealistic time for many students--either because they are, by that point in their school careers, disengaged and waiting to graduate, or because they are so stressed from taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams and writing college essays that they…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Student Leadership, High School Seniors, Student Attitudes
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Dodd, Christopher J. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
This article is an excerpt from a keynote speech delivered by Senator Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut at the 2007 Annual Conference of the American Montessori Society held last March 3, 2007 in New York City. In his speech, Dodd talked about how Dr. Maria Montessori literally took the teacher's desk out of the classroom when she developed the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Kindergarten, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools
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Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
This article presents an interview with Montessorians, namely Chandra Fernando, Ellen Selvidge, Sonnie McFarland, and Donna Kaiser. In an interview, these Montessorians discuss how they become involved with Montessori education and describe their involvement in Montessori over the years. They also discuss the impact of their Montessori training on…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Carver-Akers, Kateri; Markatos-Soriano, Kristine – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
This article describes the Language Center Montessori School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where students are learning in a language-immersion Montessori environment. The school offers a choice to parents--Spanish immersion or French immersion--but Montessori comes with both. The school's motivation for promoting bilingualism is to improve…
Descriptors: Peace, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Cognitive Development
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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author presents the biography of Maria Montessori, who pioneered early childhood education and introduced a new method of pedagogy. The innovations in education that Montessori introduced were enough to reserve a place for her in the history books. Montessori was ahead of her time in many aspects of her life. The decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Montessori Method
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Blessington, John P. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
The role of the Skalel family and their founding of Whitby School in 1958 were the spark that started the Montessori movement in the United States. Ann Skalel was impressed with the Montessori method, having seen it in practice in Ireland, that she wanted to start such a school in Greenwich, CT for her grandchildren. Tragically, Skalel and her…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Catholics
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Honig, Alice Sterling – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
In this article, the author presents the 12 benefits of playing as a reference and guide for teachers in helping young children develop their cognitive skills, motor ability, socio-emotional, and academic development during play time. The following 12 benefits are described: (1) Play Enhances Bodily Gracefulness; (2) Play Promotes Social Skills;…
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Young Children, Preschool Children
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Hallenberg, Harvey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
In this article, the author discusses and shares his opinion about violence in the media. He states that many of the students in class have honestly responded to his inquiries about violence in culture, that they are "fascinated" with violence in movies, in television shows, in video games, and in the music they listen to away from school.…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Children, Violence, Parent Role
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Wolf, Aline D. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
In this article, Aline Wolf discusses the challenges of teaching elementary reading at present time. She also raises her concern not only about the declining of reading skills, but also about the declining number of books that students actually read which creates a dilemma for teachers. She believes that the Montessori community must give priority…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Reading Skills
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Korngold, K. T. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This article discusses the importance of thinking about and identifying what one wants in a school--and deciding whether or not these are realistic expectations. One might want to consider the core values that attracts one to Montessori, and observe, when visiting a school, to see how these are expressed in the school day. The author points out…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Active Learning, Young Children
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Hubbell, Elizabeth Ross – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
Montessori classrooms commonly integrate their learning across the curriculum, and participate in service learning projects. Both of these practices are authentic experiences for children. This article outlines examples of technology being used to create authentic learning environments, tasks, audiences, sources, and assessments. Technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Montessori Schools, Young Children, Educational Environment
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