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Types of Observations in the Montessori Environment
This idea, that life acts of itself and that in order to study it, to divine its secrets or to direct its activity, it is necessary to observe it and to understand it without intervening — this idea, I say, is very difficult for anyone to assimilate and to ...
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Following the Child through Observation in the Montessori Environment
Since the teacher’s task was to free each child to learn, and since each child, responding to the inner laws of his own organism, had different needs and a different developmental timetable, the teacher could not function effectively without an awareness of...
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History Timelines in the Montessori Lower Elementary Classroom
Illustrated as it must be by fascinating charts and diagrams, the creation of earth as we now know it unfolds before the child’s imagination... —Maria Montessori To Educate the Human Potential, p. 2. The Montessori timelines in the NAMC History manual are b...
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NAMC’s 20 Lessons from 20 Years: Encourage Freedom of Exploration
As Montessorians, we welcome children to explore all the time. It is through their exploration and hands-on learning that they understand new ideas, solve problems, and come up with amazing innovations. This freedom that we allow in children, that we consis...
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Montessori Learning Doesn't Have to Stop in the Summer Months
Lately I have been hearing about parents worried about “summer brain drain.” Their worry seems compounded by the plethora of advertising on the web, marketing ploys aimed at keeping children constantly learning. I have also seen signs on telephone poles for...
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Montessori Values: Modeling Kindness During the Holiday Season
Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a Store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more! — Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas When I was growing up, my mother and grandmother had a little impish elf among their holiday décor. He s...
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Being an Attentive Observer in the Montessori Classroom: Our Primary Role
I have a confession to make. When I first became a Montessori teacher, I didn’t know the first thing about observing children. I thought observations were only about marking down on record-keeping sheets which presentations were given, when the child had pr...
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Educating the Whole Child in the Montessori Environment
The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child's whole personality. —Maria Montessori The Absorbent Mind, p. 206. We hear a lot about how Montessori focuses on educating the whole child. But what does that mean? How is whole chi...
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Challenging Behaviors in the Early Childhood Environment
They [misbehaviors] are merely his reactions to an environment that has become inadequate...But we do not notice that. And since it is understood that the child must do what adults tell him, even though his environment no longer suits his needs, if he does ...
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The Joys of Owning and Running a Montessori School
Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge but must take a new path seeking the release of human potential —Maria Montessori I started my Montessori school because I wanted to create an environment that was enriching, engaging, and encouraging...
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Upper Elementary Field Trips: A Passage to Abstraction
The child's development follows a path of successive stages of independence, and our knowledge of this must guide us in our behavior towards him. We have to help the child to act, will and think for himself. This is the art of serving the spirit, an art whi...
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Studying Zoology in the Montessori Lower Elementary Classroom
Nothing awakens foresight in a small child, who lives as a rule for the passing moment and without care for the morrow, so much as this. When he knows that animals have need of him, that little plants will dry up if he does not water them, he binds together...
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NAMC has been offering professional Montessori diploma programs to individuals throughout North America and around the globe since 1996. We are proud to be the leaders in delivering Montessori distance education programs and in developing world-class Montessori curriculum. Our success has and always will be closely connected to the success of our graduates, who are thriving in their careers as Montessori educators in over 120 countries worldwide.