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Making the Most of the Movable Alphabet

The movable alphabet is an excellent tool that the Montessori School utilizes once children start to master consonant and vowel sounds. A child will use a box of sorted lowercase red (consonants) and blue (vowels) letters to begin to phonetically sound and spell out words on a defined space. This is an excellent tool for …

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Electronics in the Classroom—Or Lack Thereof

It seems like electronics are invading the classroom more and more these days. Daycares subdue toddlers with videos and older children are given tablets to work with on their own. Technology is an important part of today’s society but its place in the learning environment is still up for debate. In our classroom, electronics have …

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Montessori Education for Your Child’s Future

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From Concrete to Abstract

Montessori teaching is built on the key belief that a child masters concepts when they are first taught concretely and then abstractly. This movement from the concrete to abstract is essential for a student to truly grasp their work. In mainstream schooling, students’ learning is usually forced to jump from the concrete to the abstract …

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Education through Natural Learning: The Montessori Method

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Life’s Not Fair

Children seem to have an uncanny sense of “fairness.” In preschool, fairness is centered around rules and schedules, in elementary school, around everyone being treated equal, and in middle school and high school, around justice. But how do we navigate fairness, when we know that life is not always fair. First we must understand what …

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Growing Up With the Montessori Method

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Teamwork and Respect in the Montessori Classroom

The Montessori classroom is a place where teamwork and respect are continually fostered. Children work together in a respectful manner and also learn how to follow their teacher’s instruction with a polite disposition. In a classroom like ours, all of our students, ages 2-5, work together in one space. This atmosphere cultivates a great sense …

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