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Is Montessori the Best Start for My Child?

September, 2008
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There is one other simple principle that underlines almost all, if not all alternative educational approaches, which is that nothing can be taught, but everything can be learned.

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Montessori Education Transcends Time - The Integrity of Montessori Education in the 21st Century

June, 2008
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Over 100 years ago, an Italian physician inspired the birth of a worldwide educational movement. One hundred and one years later, Dr. Maria Montessori’s pedagogical principles are still flourishing. In fact, Montessori is believed to be the single largest pedagogy in the world, with over 8,000 schools on six continents.

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Is Montessori the Best Start for My Child?(Part2)

June, 2008
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Conflict and Conflict Resolution Everything in Montessori is an opportunity to learn. If pouring water is an opportunity to maser the skill of using a pitcher and glass, and spilling water is an opportunity to learn how to use a cloth or mop to wipe out the spill, conflict, likewise, is an opportunity to learn …

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Is Montessori the Best Start for My Child?(Part1)

April, 2008
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It really depends on you. Montessori is a complete, whole embracing, integrative system that will help parents be more effective when it comes to meeting a child’s needs.

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What Is “Montessori” and Who Decides?

February, 2008
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What are the defining features of “Montessori education”? Take any group of Montessori educators and you will in all likelihood have a variety answers to the question. While there is a plethora of information available, much of it appears contradictory.

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Give Peace A Chance!…

November, 2007
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“The child would appear among us as the teacher of peace. We must gather around him to learn the mystery of humanity, to discover in him the mystery of a fundamental goodness that our outer lives and acts belie. That is the source of the knowledge that interests us most of all. If we truly yearn for brotherhood and understanding among men, there must also be brotherhood and understanding between the adult and the child!” — Dr. Maria Montessori

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Montessori: Committed People with a Passion for Children…

September, 2007
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I recently attended the closing ceremony of a five week gathering of young scientists in Beijing that brought together people from almost every country in the world. These were young people who have graduated; some are working on their masters or doctors degrees, some young scholars, researchers. They all shared a common interest: astronomy, astrophysics, engineering, etc.

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Montessori: A Commitment to Constant Renewal

July, 2007
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In our last article on Montessori education, the question asked was “why change?” Today, it may be pertinent to ask the question, “Change what and how?” Montessori offers an approach to child education that is in many ways different from traditional approaches.

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1907-2007: Celebrating 100 Years of Montessori Why Change?

March, 2007
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“To lead, we need not know the answers. We must only convene the circles, frame the conversation, and direct attention to the issues that matter. It is the community that will rise up to our calling - joyful to be invited, heartened to be involved - and it is the community that will lead us…

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What Is Montessori: More misconceptions and facts?…

September, 2006
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In our last article, we mentioned a number of misconceptions that still prevail regarding Montessori education. We focused on the main ones, usually shared by people who are not familiar with Montessori. We often assume misconceptions come from lack of information. This is however a misconception in and of itself…

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What Is Montessori?

June, 2006
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The easiest way to try to explain what Montessori is all about is to say what it is not, clarify some misconceptions that are common when it comes to the Montessori approach, and finally try to summarize what is it that makes Montessori different from the more traditional approaches to education.

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An Introduction to Montessori

April, 2006
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Montessori education owes its name to Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the first Italian woman to become a physician, a profession then exclusively dominated by men. Maria Montessori was a willful and determined woman, a trait she already evidenced as a child.

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