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Beyond Bribes, Rewards, and Punishments

Beyond Bribes, Rewards, and Punishments

     A Montessori Approach to Clean… Beyond Rewards, Bribes, & Punishment A Montessori Approach to Building Intrinsic Motivation 42 ways that the Montessori approach builds intrinsic discipline in our children. by Simone Davies In my last article on a...
The Dump Truck Story

The Dump Truck Story

The Dump Truck Story What happens when we normalize ‘disaster’ thinking and accept the mess by Alicia Diaz-David When my son was two years old, he scribbled on his dump truck with a brown marker and announced that he would wash it right there in the middle of our...
50 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning by Cheryl Allen Summer is a time of more daylight, warmer temperatures, and more time outdoors. We may think that, for children who are out of school in the summer, it is not a time of learning. Yet, it can be an incredible time of...
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...
Raising Helpers

Raising Helpers

by Theresa of Montessoriinreallife.com One of the most wonderful things about toddlers is how they so inherently want to help. They are eager to be involved, be near us, and participate in our day-to-day activities. What we deem “chores,” toddlers see as what they...
Some Of Our Favorite Supplies For An Art Area In Your Home

Some Of Our Favorite Supplies For An Art Area In Your Home

“As well as being part of our history and a way of understanding other people’s experiences, art is also a form of personal expression, like poetry, song, dance, and telling stories. It is a form of human connection that can evoke feelings, thoughts, and hopefully...
Towards best Practice: The Educational Program Lunchtime

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 Scope and Sequence

Montessori Curriculum Scope and Sequence

This is a very useful document developed by the Montessori Foundation and included for IMC member reference. An even more robust version of this scope and sequence has been aligned to the Common Core State Standards and is exclusively available as part of Montessori Compass, an excellent Montessori student record keeping solution (www.montessoricompass.com) 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 […]