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Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

The development of language in early-childhood classrooms is an umbrella for the entire Montessori curriculum. Often teachers and parents consider activities on the shelves of the Language area as the heart of actual language learning. Certainly these activities provide powerful opportunities, but language learning occurs most profoundly in the moment-to-moment life of interactions within the […]

Great Lessons and Key Lessons

Great Lessons and Key Lessons

Great Lessons and Key Lessons derive from the psychological characteristics and needs of the child in the second plane of development. (ages 6 to 12). Lessons are not a pivotal aspect of Montessori. The role of the adult is to inspire a sense of wonder, not to teach. Lessons in a conventional sense relate to […]