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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Engendering Love of One’s Home with Adolescents The NewGate School, Global Campus Students, Research Their Place on Earth and Weave a Story to Share By Amy Kremer-Treibly and Elizabeth Hale The NewGate School’s Global Campus is composed of students in seventh through...
An Online Montessori School for Teens

An Online Montessori School for Teens

Editor’s Note: Families have been inspired by Montessori to home-school their children for years. The trend seems to be expanding. Something new grew out of the pandemic: online education at the adolescent level that is consciously based on Montessori guidelines. One...
BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

Animals Reviewed by Association of Zoos & Aquariums Elementary and middle school children, along with their parents and teachers, will love this book. It is a hilarious review of wild animals from around the world! Each animal is rated in a humorous way that tells...
BOOK REVIEWS assembled by Lorna McGrath

BOOK REVIEWS by NewGate Secondary Students

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo If you like complex characters, a thrilling story, and Victorianesque setting, then you will love Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This book tells the story of a convict, a sharpshooter, a runaway, a spy, a heart render, and a thief who...
IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

by Madison Dodd, NewGate Student I have always pursued alternative education, whether that be through Montessori, Waldorf, or homeschool. Therefore, it was a shock to me to think that I would be involved in a program so widely recognized across all types of schools. I...

Sample Study Guide for Secondary Students

Upper School Study Guide Student ______________________ Week of ________________ Science ____________ Skills and knowledge_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Lessons and experiences _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Assignments _________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Math __________________ Skills and knowledge_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Lessons and experiences ______________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Assignments _________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Humanities History Skills and knowledge_________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Lessons and experiences _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ […]

Towards best Practice: Lunch

Towards best Practice: Lunch

When Dr. Montessori first opened the original Casa dei Bambini she was intent on creating an environment that would meet all the needs of her students in a classroom setting that closely approximated the warmth and comfort of home. Children were given the responsibility of caring for this environment so that they would find pride […]

Towards best Practice: Lunch

Towards best Practice: The Educational Program Lunchtime

Lunch should be made a major focus of the day, with children and teachers eating together in their classroom as a community with real tablecloths, napkins, plates, flower vases, pitchers, and silverware. Children should do almost all of the work of setting up, serving, and cleaning. Tablecloths and napkins should be purchased in enough quantity […]

Montessori Curriculum Theory Workshop

Montessori Curriculum Theory Workshop

Sharon Caldwell and Hillary Drinkell presented this Power Point at the 2013 IMC conference. Download File  

Toward Best Practice: The Exercises of Practical Life

Toward Best Practice: The Exercises of Practical Life

By Tim Seldin and Jonathan Wolff The exercises in Practical Life are the very heart of Montessori education. As young children wash tables, pour liquids, polish silver, sweep and dust, they are developing the inner aptitudes of calmness, order, concentration, coordination, and fine motor skills. At the same time, through the process of learning to […]

Understanding the Three-Hour Work Cycle

Understanding the Three-Hour Work Cycle

Tired and agitated, Sara got ready for bed. What had happened to the day? She had woken up fresh that morning, ready to have a productive day. During breakfast, Sara’s assistant had called to alert Sara that she wouldn’t be in to copy the reports for the next day’s meeting. When Sara went to make […]

Montessori Mathematics

Montessori Mathematics

The Challenge of Mathematics We use mathematics in almost every aspect of our everyday lives. As Dr. Montessori would often point out, much of our civilization is based upon mathematics. Science and technology depends upon mathematical calculations. Computers are totally mathematical devices. Businesses, research, and governmental agencies all rely upon the collection and interpretation of […]

Why Montessori Education Needs Health Education

By Dr. Bonny Olney If you attended public school growing up, you all remember “the film” we watched in fourth grade, boys in one room and girls in another. For us girls it was all about female anatomy and this complicated graph of the menstrual cycle. (I also remember being pulled out and disciplined for […]

New Directions for Montessori Secondary Education

by Jamie Wheal “Schools as they are today are adapted neither to the needs of adolescence nor to the times in which we live.” –Maria Montessori “College admissions, wrote psychologist Michael Thompson in a recent essay on the subject, “can make normal people act nutty and nutty people act quite crazy.” The pressures of this […]