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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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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

From Visually.

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7 Ways a Montessori Education Can Help Your Child Succeed

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The Prepared Home and Environment—Learning from Montessori Teaching

The Montessori classroom is thoughtfully constructed to facilitate a classroom culture filled with curiosity and confidence. This structure is called the “Prepared Classroom,” but this prepared environment can be recreated for your child, at any age, and at home too! What surrounds a child, especially in the first five years of life, will directly affect …

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Montessori Schools Compared to Day Care Centers – Day 3

5 More Comparisons of Montessori Schools versus Day Care Centers   MONTESSORI Child spots own error through feedback from the material Learning is reinforced internally through the child’s own repetition of an activity and internal feelings of success Multi-sensory for physical exploration Organized program for learning t0 take care of self and environment Children work …

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Montessori Schools compared to Day Care Centers – Day 2

5 More Comparisons of Montessori versus Day Care Centers MONTESSORI Children are encouraged to teach, collaborate, and help each other Child chooses own work from interests and abilities Child formulates own concepts from self-teaching materials Child works as long as she/he wishes on a chosen work Child sets own learning pace to internalize information Day Care …

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Montessori Schools Compared to Day Care Centers

Based on research, following are 5 comparisons of Montessori versus Day Care MONTESSORI Emphasis on cognitive structure and social development Teacher has unobtrusive role in classroom activity; child is an active participant in learning Environment and method encourage internal self-discipline Instruction, both individual and group, adapts to each student’s learning style Mixed age grouping TRADITIONAL …

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