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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How A Walk In The Park Helped My Learners with Botany

How A Walk In The Park Helped My Learners with ...

I am not an overwhelming fan of following a scope and sequence religiously. I also don't find botany a topic I am naturally drawn towards.  Enter into my life: a...

How A Walk In The Park Helped My Learners with ...

I am not an overwhelming fan of following a scope and sequence religiously. I also don't find botany a topic I am naturally drawn towards.  Enter into my life: a...

Why Knowing Sandpaper Letters Alone Doesn't Mean Your Child "Knows" Phonics

Why Knowing Sandpaper Letters Alone Doesn't Mea...

In Montessori the sandpaper letters are often taught before children move into writing with the moveable alphabet and learning to read.  The sandpaper letters are pieces of sandpaper attached to...

Why Knowing Sandpaper Letters Alone Doesn't Mea...

In Montessori the sandpaper letters are often taught before children move into writing with the moveable alphabet and learning to read.  The sandpaper letters are pieces of sandpaper attached to...

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...

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...