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Doing nothing all day

Doing nothing all day

  Doing nothing all day? I once had a parent tell me that it was okay for their child to do nothing all day, everyday in my class. The parent had a rather wacky reason that related to what they...

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Values Pick

Values Pick

    There are so many important values that are inherently part of our humanity regardless of our culture or religion such as respect, love and humility. One activity I love to do with lower elementary students is a 'values...

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Teaching Place value (properly)

Teaching Place value (properly)

In Montessori we are incredibly fortunate to have such amazingly thought through hands on maths equipment in particular for teaching place value. From the golden beads through to the golden frame Montessori math equipment helps the child isolate and has...

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Why it is important to discuss hard stuff with kids

Why it is important to discuss hard stuff with kids

   Maria Montessori said: An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times...

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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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