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Human Tendencies: What Are They?

Human Tendencies: What Are They?

Montessori conjectured that there are several consistent human tendencies or "guides" all people have.* They can be seen across cultures, demographics and times. They help people to survive and adapt to the place a human finds themselves in. More importantly...

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Questions About Teaching Oceania

Questions About Teaching Oceania

My first post on Oceania has got lots of interaction and I thought it would be appropriate to answer a few common reactions or questions I have recieved. My manual teaches Australia so thats what I teach. I appreciate your desire to...

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Sometimes I Don't Plan

Sometimes I Don't Plan

It's better than it sounds..... I'll be honest with you sometimes I don't plan what I am going to teach everyday.  I have a vague inkling of what might be covered but I don't necessarily go in and tell the...

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Twelve and Twenty Memory Aide

Twelve and Twenty Memory Aide

Those of you following along with our ADHD journey or who are fellow caregivers or teachers of children with ADHD know that sometimes people with ADHD have trouble retrieving information or with working memory. Working Memory is  the ability to keep...

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Is this a perfect picture?

Is this a perfect picture?

  Maybe. Maybe not. What it does show is huge growth. Previously Mr 5.5, who has ADHD,  may have stopped after drawing the outline of 1 or 2 insets.  On this day I sat and pulled out an inset and...

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