Montessorikiwi Blog

RSS
Multi Age classrooms in Montessori

Multi Age classrooms in Montessori

Multi age classes have long been a cornerstone of Montessori classrooms.  Montessori classrooms were built around Maria Montessori’s idea of healthy communities. Montessori thought it unnatural to segregate by age pointing out that segregating elderly people because they were old...

Read now
What makes a good montessori lesson?

What makes a good montessori lesson?

What makes a good montessori lesson? Many of you are probably familiar with the term ‘three period lesson.’ The three period lesson is a way of introducing vocabulary and ensuring a child understands. It is especially useful in the 3-6...

Read now
Colour coding in Montessori Elementary

Colour coding in Montessori Elementary

We love colours in Montessori. In Montessori 6-12 classrooms, we have a couple of ways we sort things. We try and sort shelves from left to right with the easier activities on the left. This helps the child see the progression of where...

Read now
What is Normalisation?

What is Normalisation?

    Normalisation is a distinctly Montessori word. The word itself though can easily be misinterpreted. When speaking of a normal child is the educator speaking of an average child, a developmentally normal child or an academically average child? In...

Read now
What does discipline look like in Montessori?

What does discipline look like in Montessori?

     This article is written based on the knowledge of the 6-12 year old child Imagine this situation:  'The teacher took a checkerboard lesson where the children were learning to read numbers on the checkerboard and compare their size....

Read now
Creating a positive culture in a Montessori classroom

Creating a positive culture in a Montessori classroom

  Creating a positive class culture is really important for all learners to feel safe. However how can we do this in the Montessori classroom? Games Games are great way to creating a positive classroom. Check out this website for...

Read now