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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...

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...

Why you might need resources on animal snot on your shelf

Why you might need resources on animal snot on ...

    The Montessori scope and sequence (or whatever curriculum you are using) is not a legal document.   This is why I caution against people planning off a scope...

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Why you might need resources on animal snot on ...

    The Montessori scope and sequence (or whatever curriculum you are using) is not a legal document.   This is why I caution against people planning off a scope...

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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...

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...

We need to talk about the equal sign

We need to talk about the equal sign

When you see an equal sign what do you think it means? A lot of research of western educated children shows that many don't see it as meaning 'is the...

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We need to talk about the equal sign

When you see an equal sign what do you think it means? A lot of research of western educated children shows that many don't see it as meaning 'is the...

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Would Montessori have a trampoline in her class?

Would Montessori have a trampoline in her class?

Probably, if the children needed one. Trampolines as we know them were patented in 1945, only a few years before Montessori died. Prepared Environments need to meet the needs of...

Would Montessori have a trampoline in her class?

Probably, if the children needed one. Trampolines as we know them were patented in 1945, only a few years before Montessori died. Prepared Environments need to meet the needs of...

City Scapes (a simple art and craft activity)

City Scapes (a simple art and craft activity)

I've done this activity with children from ages 6-13 and it is a really easy one for all learners to experience success. You can pull out or focus on different...

City Scapes (a simple art and craft activity)

I've done this activity with children from ages 6-13 and it is a really easy one for all learners to experience success. You can pull out or focus on different...