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Parenting and Teaching styles

Parenting and Teaching styles

​​SMXLL   I have been prompted recently to think of personality types and the impact they have on children.  There have been a couple of high profile cases in the education system that have made me think about this 1)       ...

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Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

As a child I was fascinated by Pompeii, particularly the idea of a place frozen in time. I think many children are interested in this topic, it is a bit like children's fascination with Dinosaurs! Here in NZ we have...

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Fundamental needs in Elementary Montessori

Fundamental needs in Elementary Montessori

Fundamental needs is one of my favourite topics to teach. The topic is usually presented straight after the Third Great Story It can also tie in well to units on Needs vs Wants or the needs of a particular people...

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Is Montessori Elitist?

Is Montessori Elitist?

It strikes me as odd how often this question is raised. Perhaps odd isn't even the right word. Disheartening maybe. An education system that started in the slums of Montessori is now seen as a status symbol as was relayed...

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Fractions and the Stamp Game

Fractions and the Stamp Game

A lot of time in Montessori we can get hooked up with 'following the manual.' Is this lesson like the one I learned in my training? Am I teaching it correctly? Is it the correct one in terms of scope...

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