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Diary of The First Great Story Part 1

Diary of The First Great Story Part 1

The First Great Story is an awesome story. It has taken me a few years to get to a point where I am comfortable delivering it and ensuring that I am giving a variety of engaging lessons before and after. ...

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Brain Breaks For The Montessori Classroom

Brain Breaks For The Montessori Classroom

Brain breaks are a way of giving the brain a moment of rest or reprieve from focused work.  In this article from Edutopia the author cites numerous research about the benefits of breaks for children based on real life examples. ...

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Human Tendencies: What Are They?

Human Tendencies: What Are They?

Montessori conjectured that there are several consistent human tendencies or "guides" all people have.* They can be seen across cultures, demographics and times. They help people to survive and adapt to the place a human finds themselves in. More importantly...

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Questions About Teaching Oceania

Questions About Teaching Oceania

My first post on Oceania has got lots of interaction and I thought it would be appropriate to answer a few common reactions or questions I have recieved. My manual teaches Australia so thats what I teach. I appreciate your desire to...

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Sometimes I Don't Plan

Sometimes I Don't Plan

It's better than it sounds..... I'll be honest with you sometimes I don't plan what I am going to teach everyday.  I have a vague inkling of what might be covered but I don't necessarily go in and tell the...

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Adapting Montessori Learning  for ADHD Children

Adapting Montessori Learning for ADHD Children

I recently read a line in an article that has stuck with me: "Kids with ADHD are demanding a higher standard of teaching"   William Sears, M.D., associate clinical professor of pediatrics  I've known for a while now that teaching my...

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