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The 4 Best Montessori Books For Teachers

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If you are reading this, chances are you have heard of the Montessori method of education, and you may be well-versed in this approach. However, there is also a chance you may be a beginner. Regardless of your knowledge of the Montessori technique, you are probably a parent or teacher researching the best Montessori methods […]

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The 4 Best Montessori Books For Parents

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When you think of a Montessori education, you may believe it is strictly meant for classrooms. However, you can create a Montessori home for your child. You can even start as soon as they are born! Maria Montessori built the Montessori method based on the idea that the whole child should be educated. As parents, […]

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The 11 Top Rated Schools In Chicago Today

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Selecting the right school for your child can be a difficult decision to make. Even if it looks great on paper, it may not necessarily have that “fit” you’re searching for when looking at class offerings and student-teacher ratios. Sometimes, the best way to accurately assess a school is to look at reviews from parents […]

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The 13 Best Montessori Wooden Toys for Development

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What is The Difference Between Montessori Toys and Traditional Toys? A Montessori toy will look different from traditional mainstream toys. A Montessori toy will not have flashing lights and loud noises. Maria Montessori strongly believed these aspects are purely distracting to a child. Distracting toys do not provide children with the necessary opportunities to engage […]

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The 9 Best Montessori Books For Children

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If you are reading this, you may have heard of the Montessori way of education. However, just in case, let’s talk about it. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori education based on the belief that children are all born with the innate desire to learn. She also believed that by keeping play simple, children thrive because […]

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The 8 Best Montessori Play Gyms for Active Learning

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What is Montessori? Maria Montessori developed the Montessori education method. She was an Italian physician who believed children have an innate desire and passion for learning. Maria developed her education philosophies based on the belief that children need self-guided opportunities instead of being told what to learn. She focused on allowing children to explore concepts […]

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Full frame of a Montessori classroom toward the front of the frame is a round wooden table at which three young children are seated. A young brown-skinned girl with black curly hair wearing a shirt-sleeved pink t-shirt toward the left part of the frame seated at the table which is child-sized, playing with a wooden block with graduated holes the smallest being toward the front of the frame getting increasingly larger as you go towards centerpoint. A light-skinned male child With light brown hair wearing a seafoam green short-sleeved T-shirt is facing the camera and playing with three pink blocks that he has stacked. Frame right is the back of a light-skinned boy whose left arm is extended across the table reaching for a pink block he is wearing a shirt-sleeved salmon colored T-shirt. In the back of the frame arethree children and an adult man seated at a rectangular child sized table. The adult male is hunched down leaning against the table using his elbows for support, next to him is a light skin boy with longish blonde hair wearing a button front shirt that is plaid mostly red white and blue. He is looking down at some thing the teacher is doing but is obscured by the head of the child wearing the green shirt. Across the table from the teacher and the blonde haired boy are two little girls whose backs are facing the camera the girl on the left is wearing a sundress that is primarily magenta with orange accents the girl on the right is wearing a navy and white striped dress. The background consists Of an L-shaped sofa with blue and pink pillows, Upper right frame and then the upper left frame an adult size desk with a Charles Eames chair. The chair is white.

What is a Montessori Education?

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Montessori education is a child-centered method of education. This education model was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator, and early women’s rights activist, in the early 20th century. The Montessori method is based on the idea that children have an innate desire to learn, and that they learn best when they are […]

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Full frame of a Montessori classroom toward the front of the frame is a round wooden table at which three young children are seated. A young brown-skinned girl with black curly hair wearing a shirt-sleeved pink t-shirt toward the left part of the frame seated at the table which is child-sized, playing with a wooden block with graduated holes the smallest being toward the front of the frame getting increasingly larger as you go towards centerpoint. A light-skinned male child With light brown hair wearing a seafoam green short-sleeved T-shirt is facing the camera and playing with three pink blocks that he has stacked. Frame right is the back of a light-skinned boy whose left arm is extended across the table reaching for a pink block he is wearing a shirt-sleeved salmon colored T-shirt. In the back of the frame arethree children and an adult man seated at a rectangular child sized table. The adult male is hunched down leaning against the table using his elbows for support, next to him is a light skin boy with longish blonde hair wearing a button front shirt that is plaid mostly red white and blue. He is looking down at some thing the teacher is doing but is obscured by the head of the child wearing the green shirt. Across the table from the teacher and the blonde haired boy are two little girls whose backs are facing the camera the girl on the left is wearing a sundress that is primarily magenta with orange accents the girl on the right is wearing a navy and white striped dress. The background consists Of an L-shaped sofa with blue and pink pillows, Upper right frame and then the upper left frame an adult size desk with a Charles Eames chair. The chair is white.

5 Top Montessori Schools in San Diego

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When you’re looking for the top Montessori schools in San Diego, there are numerous options to choose from. Deciding on the right place for your child depends on a lot of factors including tuition and distance from your home.  San Diego has lots of excellent Montessori schools ranging from preschools to middle schools for grades […]

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Traditional classroom setting with teacher at the front of the room, and students seated at desks with their hands raised.All of the children, who look about 8 years old, and the teacher are all light- skinned. Many of the dozen or so children visible in the frame are wearing plaid shirts, though one is wearing stripes. The room is bright with sunlight from the windows, frame left. A white dry erase board and a green chalkboard are visible in the fan of the classroom, upper right to center frame.

Montessori vs. Public Schools: What’s The Difference?

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Montessori vs. public school: Are there differences between these two models of education? Yes. Plenty. Methods of education have been a subject of debate for thousands of years. Literally. Nowhere is this more evident than in the chasm that separates Eastern thought from Western thought. Confucius (551-479 B.C.) and Socrates (470 -399 B.C.) are two […]

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A natural wooden box center frame top 2/3rd of frame. Twenty-one rectangular partitioned spaces are fully visible, while 7 more are partially visible at the very top of the frame. Each rectangular space holds a letter that is either red or blue. in the lower 1/3 of the frame the word Montessori is visible. The vowels are blue while the consonants are red. All of the letters are lowercase. The layout of the letters is not precise.

Why Are Montessori Schools Bad? What Are The Criticisms?

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Why are Montessori schools bad? Depending on who you ask you’re likely to get a variety of answers. You’re sure to get an earful from former Montessori moms, while former students (and teachers!) will have their own opinions. Even folks who have never set foot in a Montessori school love to expound on the criticisms […]

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77 Adjectives That Start With A

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Language is arguably the most powerful form of communication. People use words to not only share information but convey various forms of feelings and emotions. There are different categories of words performing specific grammatical duties. One such classification is adjectives. Adjectives are defined as words that modify or describe a noun. For example, such wording […]

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The 3 Most Important Childcare Questions, Answered

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After their new baby arrives, many parents utilize childcare — both inside and outside the home — so they can continue to work — or so they can simply have a little “me time” a day or two a week. If you anticipate you’ll want or need childcare after your baby arrives, the time to […]

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3 Slime Recipes to Make at Home

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How (and Why) to Make Borax-Free Slime Kids love slime! Making slime with your kids is a terrific bonding exercise, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. And if you’re wondering how to make slime without borax, we have you covered — keep reading. Making slime is pretty similar to conducting a science experiment — the […]

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Best Food for School

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Best Fuel for a Hard Day at School Preparing your child properly to do well in school each day is not just a matter of making sure that they have done their homework. It is also important to be sure that you prepare them physically, sending them to school with as much energy as possible […]

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When Your Child Leaves for College

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When Your Child Leaves for College Your child’s move to college is a momentous event. For eighteen years you have striven to make it to this day, the day when your child is ready to leave the house and begin learning to enter the adult world. Though your responsibilities do not end and you will […]

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Preparing Your Child for College

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Preparing Your Child for the Move to College College sometimes seems like it will never arrive in your child’s life. It is such a momentous transition that it looms over your decisions for years. It lingers on the horizon determining how you save your money and where you send your child to school and then […]

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Childhood Success in Middle School

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Childhood Success in Middle School The move to middle school is a big moment in your child’s life. It will impact their social and academic careers for years to come. It is alright for you and your child to view this moves with some trepidation at first, but remember that with a little work you […]

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The Facts About High School Hazing

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 The Facts About High School Hazing High school hazing is a complex issue. Some people see it as nothing more than a high-spirited set of rituals designed to bond a group and enforce a hierarchy. The mentality is roughly that if you can survive all this together, then you’ll be a part of the pack. […]

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Life Skills Through Chores for Teenagers

Life Skills Through Chores

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Raise Handy Teens As a parent, you are deeply invested in raising a child who will one day be capable of taking care of themselves in the adult world. Though your child has had you around to support and care for them from day one, there will come a day when you cannot be there […]

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Picking A Healthy Cafeteria Lunch

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Helping Your Child Pick A Healthy Cafeteria Lunch As concerns about childhood obesity become more and more prevalent in the United States, we have become more and more critical of our children’s food choices. We can make the effort to control our children’s diet from an early age, but that only works for so long. […]

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Stop Your Child From Struggling in School

Stop Struggling in School

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Stop Your Child From Struggling in School The truth is, all children will struggle with their schoolwork at one point or another. Education is work, after all. However fascinating it may be at times, it is also something that must be done day in and day out whether or not your child is feeling inspired. […]

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Private vs Public School

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The Best School for Your Child – Public vs Private Choosing the best school for your child can be a daunting task. Your child’s educational facility will, after all, influence many different facets of their life both now and in the future. Every day, your child will attend this institution, which will care for them […]

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Prepare Your Child For Middle School

Preparing for Middle School

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Prepare Your Child For Middle School The middle school years are a difficult time for children. Studies show that they are a transitional point in the academic career, one with a great deal of significance for future academic success or failure. It is a place where future habits and vices are formed. This is the […]

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Fighting the Homework Battle

Elementary Homework Help

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Help Your Elementary Student Handle Homework Homework can be a battle even for the best of children. No one wants to do work after they have finished for the day and children are no exception. Despite this, and despite the fact that elementary school homework is usually fairly light, it is important that you fight […]

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