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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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Great Story Two Follow up Materials

Great Story Two Follow up Materials

The Second Great Story has so much that could be presented after it. It is important to think about curriculum coverage. If you are really interested in dinosaurs you might be naturally inclined to push the study of dinosaurs or...

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Teaching about Fossils

Teaching about Fossils

Fossils are a favourite topic of students. For younger students in particular the connection to dinosaurs is a big attraction. Giving the opportunity for students to study fossils works well after the Second Great Story.  By studying fossils children gain...

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Great Story One Follow Up Materials

Great Story One Follow Up Materials

After the first great story there are a variety of activities and resource you may want to do or present   Laws of the Universe. These are a series of experiments that show elements of the creation story. Some people...

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The Montessori Great Stories

The Montessori Great Stories

The Montessori Great Stories each have a different main theme that help start discussion, learning and create connection with the community the child lives in. They are a centre point of Cosmic Education in Montessori 6-12.  They help children answer spiritual questions like...

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Montessori Pythagoras Board

Montessori Pythagoras Board

The Montessori Pythagoras Board is a tool used in Elementary classes for students learning their multiplication facts or times tables. In Montessori students learn through a hands on approach. Students first touch materials and manipulate numbers and then are led...

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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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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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Living Things A montessori inspired unit

Those of you that have been following me recently will know that I have been teaching in a ‘normal classroom.’ The schoolwide focus for this term is ‘care.’ We had a vote and the children aged 9-11 decided they would...

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