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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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Diary of the First Great Story Part 2

Diary of the First Great Story Part 2

Read Part 1 here Each year I have a different focus for the Great Story. The focus is really for my benefit so that I can weave in key ideas so that the students get curriculum coverage. This means that...

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Laws of the Universe and The Story of Creation

Laws of the Universe and The Story of Creation

The Laws of the Universe (LOU) experiments are a series of experiments that are designed to be appealing to children and introduce ideas about the "nature of things" to students.  In a "traditional" presentation the order might be: -First Great...

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How Montessori Miniature Environments Develop Language

How Montessori Miniature Environments Develop Language

Montessori miniature environments are a must-have for your teaching toolkit. Your language learning environment isn’t complete without them!   Specifically, they’re an essential resource for language development. They help to build sophisticated vocabulary and grammar comprehension through exploration and discovery....

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Key Experience: The Verb

Key Experience: The Verb

You will need  - A Black pen, light blue pen, dark blue pen and a red pen - Small cut up pieces of paper - A prewritten caption that says 'verb' - The verb sphere symbol or a ball that is...

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