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Montessori and Adolescence: What Does the Research Say?

Montessori programs for adolescents are on the rise. There is a strong interest among parents, and for good reason! Montessori adolescents experience a rich educational setting that is unlike anything found in conventional education today. The best news? Montessori adolescent programs are backed by research. Read more to find out how. Montessori programs lead the…
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Books About Peace

“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.” -Dr. Maria Montessori Peace can often seem like a lofty goal. We believe it starts small, in our own families, our own communities, and in the way we raise our children. This week we share a list…
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Montessori Basics: Following the Child

“When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ’I want to do it!’ But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’” -Maria Montessori in The Secret of Childhood Montessorians are often heard saying, “Follow the child.” It’s a…
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Children and the News

It seems like this is as good a time as any to talk about how our children interact with the news. The news simply wasn’t designed with children in mind, and although it is certainly an important part of our lives, we have to remember how it may affect our kids. We hope this guide…
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150 Years: The Power of a Story, Part 3

This article is part of a series that we will share throughout the 2020-2021 school year to celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. Check back often for more posts that reflect on the past, present, and future of Montessori education. Over the past several months we have shared interviews about different people’s Montessori…
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Recent Research: How Montessori Students Benefit from the Findings

There have been a host of fascinating published research findings in recent years in regard to learning and education. In this article we’ll take a look at just a few of them and explain what the findings mean in relation to Montessori environments. The demotivating effect (and unintended message) of awards It is common practice…
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150 Years: The Power of a Story, part 2

This article is part of a series that we will share throughout the 2020-2021 school year to celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. Check back often for more posts that reflect on the past, present, and future of Montessori education.  Last month we shared the story of Montessori educator Shawnaly Tabor. This month…
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Separation Anxiety: Why It’s Normal and What You Can Do

Every fall, the doorways of classrooms become a place of transition. Children are often excited to skip into their school environment, eager to learn and play. Unfortunately, many children experience some level of separation anxiety, particularly when they are very young. The good news? This is totally normal! Read on to learn more about why,…
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150 Years: Books for Adults

This article is part of a series that we will share throughout the 2020-2021 school year to celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Maria Montessori. Check back often for more posts that reflect on the past, present, and future of Montessori education. Each month we share a list of books we recommend for families who…
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150 Years: The Power of the Story, part 1

Every Montessori journey is a bit different. For some, it starts during childhood as a student. For others, we begin as adults, either in the role of a parent or educator. Sometimes the journey may seem brief, yet what we learn becomes woven into who we are. Other times, Montessori philosophy drives our life’s work.…
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