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Montessori 101: Education… For Infants?

Montessori 101: Education… For Infants?

hildren are astonishing in the sense that their minds are like an ever-growing, expanding, and curious wonder. When parents think of education for their child, it is a surprise that education can start as soon as right after birth! Even more surprising is that education can expand beyond the ABC’s and 123’s. Education, such as […]

Montessori 101: What Do All These Terms Really Mean?

Montessori 101: What Do All These Terms Really Mean?

y now your Montessori child has settled into a routine and joyfully approaches each new day at school. You’ve attended some parent nights and open houses. The Montessori guides are reporting their earliest observations of your child, using terms that are new to your ear. How do they translate into layman’s terms and what place […]

Webcast: Infant Toddlers Montessori Education

Webcast: Infant Toddlers Montessori Education

This week, Kathy Leitch will explore the amazing world of Infant-Toddler Montessori Education and the process of establishing a new program or enhancing one that you may have running, Kathy is an Infant-Toddler educator and is the Educational Director of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies’ Infant-Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Program.

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Dr. Steve Hughes, Neuro-psychologist and Brain Scientist, examines the basic assumptions of education today, and shows how an entirely different framework, first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.

Montessori Parenting: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

Montessori Parenting: A Concept Whose Time Has Come

ince Dr. Maria Montessori’s discovery of the true nature of childhood over a century ago, children around the globe have benefitted from Montessori education. However, even parents who have children enrolled in Montessori schools could derive further benefits through the implementation of Montessori principles and practices in the home . Children reap the rewards when, […]

Ten Essential Montessori Principles (Plus One!)

hen people first come to study the approach that bears Dr. Maria Montessori’s name, they often see it as simplistic—easily grasped and even more easily implemented. It is not uncommon to hear Montessori principles boiled down: it’s “all about choice”; “independence is the centerpiece”; or “it focuses upon the idea of ‘work.’” Montessori is much […]

Sensitive Periods

Sensitive Periods

ontessori believed in a necessary relationship between children and their environment. Children must find a properly prepared environment if they are to fully develop their unique human potentials. In addition to determining children’s eventual height, hair color, and other physical characteristics, there is another cognitive plan which determines the unique emotional and intellectual qualities of […]

Supporting the Development of Concentration

Supporting the Development of Concentration

Concentration: What is it? In a LinkedIn post this past June, “Want Kids to Succeed?  Teach them Focus,” Daniel Goleman explains why concentrating is a precursor for both learning something new and developing self-control. We all know that success in school and in...