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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...
Experiential Learning at the Secondary Level: NewGate School

Experiential Learning at the Secondary Level: NewGate School

by Amy Kremer-Treibly, NewGate Secondary Guide, Master of Experiential Education ”Only practical work and experience lead the young to maturity.”  – MARIA MONTESSORI, THE ABSORBENT MIND In NewGate’s Montessori learning environment there are several...

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 _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ […]

Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Montessorians are familiar with the daily “Circle” and use this important practice for starting or closing the day, but the Peacemaking Circle or Conferencing approach has become part of restorative practices in schools, workplaces, prisons, and Court systems around the country and throughout the world. Based on ancient practices of aboriginal peoples, this approach creates […]

Workbooks – Is there a place for them in Authentic Montessori

Workbooks – Is there a place for them in Authentic Montessori

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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 […]

Montessori, Darwin and Telling The New Story Of Evolution

by David Loye In the beginning there was the Domination System and the Organism. Then the Love System entered life and meaningful Evolution began… This is the disarming and I hope engaging way my telling of the new story of the new story of evolution begins. Behind it lies a long unknown connection between the […]

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 […]

Adolescence Without Tears – The Montessori High School

Adolescence Without Tears – The Montessori High School

Adolescence Without Tears – The Montessori High School A special issue from Tomorrow’s Child. Adolescence is the middle ground between childhood and the world of adults. Teenagers are neither child nor adult. One minute they are one, next the other. Their bodies are growing overnight, and as sudden spurts of growth begin, they often become […]