Category Archives: Montessori

Montessori Preschooling Elevates and Equalizes Child Outcomes

Quality preschool programs that develop the whole child through age-appropriate socioemotional and cognitive skill-building hold promise for significantly improving child outcomes. However, preschool programs tend to either be teacher-led and didactic, or else to lack academic content. One preschool model … Continue reading

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Maria Montessori – The Absorbent Mind

The present volume is based upon the lectures given by Dr. Maria Montessori at Ahmedabad, during the first Training Course after her internment in India which lasted up to the end of World War II. In it, she exposes the unique mental powers of … Continue reading

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Learning to Share

It is hard to expect a young child to understand what it means to share in the everyday sense that you and I understand.  During zero to three years old, children are ego-centric.  They are solely focused on themselves and … Continue reading

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Alternative Teaching Methods

Traditional schools “with their lectures, homework, and report cards” aren’t for everyone. Here are five alternative approaches to education. 1. Montessori. Dr. Maria Montessori, the first woman in Italy to earn her physician’s degree, developed the educational model that bears … Continue reading

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The Montessori Method

The Montessori method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child and clinical observation on the part of the teacher. It stresses the importance of adapting the child’s learning environment to his or her … Continue reading

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Maria Montessori

Montessori had many accomplishments with one being the Montessori Method which is a method of educating young children that stressesdevelopment of a child’s own initiative and natural abilities, especially through practical play. This method allowed children to develop at their … Continue reading

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Three Approaches from Europe: Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia

Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia are three progressive approaches to early childhood education that appear to be growing in influence in North America and to have many points in common. This article provides a brief comparative introduction and highlights several … Continue reading

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