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Ableism permeates Montessori

Ableism permeates Montessori

I write as the mother of an ADHD child and as a Montessori trained teacher who has made many many mistakes in my teaching career. I also live with mental illness, I'm not immune from being ableist and it is...

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Brain Breaks For The Montessori Classroom

Brain Breaks For The Montessori Classroom

Brain breaks are a way of giving the brain a moment of rest or reprieve from focused work.  In this article from Edutopia the author cites numerous research about the benefits of breaks for children based on real life examples. ...

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Adapting Montessori Learning  for ADHD Children

Adapting Montessori Learning for ADHD Children

I recently read a line in an article that has stuck with me: "Kids with ADHD are demanding a higher standard of teaching"   William Sears, M.D., associate clinical professor of pediatrics  I've known for a while now that teaching my...

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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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