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When Montessori Isn't Picture Perfect.

When Montessori Isn't Picture Perfect.

Log onto any social media outlet (SM) and you will often see pictures of Montessori classrooms with wooden shelves, lined up equipment and a child seemingly engrossed in work after a successful lesson. I can tell you as a trained...

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Lets not claim other pedagogies as our own

Lets not claim other pedagogies as our own

   If you've been here for any length of time I have no time for fundamentalist Montessorians who say Montessori must look like an AMI trained teacher, with a specific brand of resources and a certain class size to be...

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What is the role of a Modern Montessori Teacher?

What is the role of a Modern Montessori Teacher?

Teachers are an important part of any classroom. What a teacher does is often thought to be very important. However the question of who the teacher is at their core does not often come up for discussion in mainstream teaching....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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