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by John Long, Head of School
“Brains are built over time,” says Jack Shonkoff, Director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child. “They also don’t come fully wired.”
1500 Montessori teachers gasped in unison while watching a videotape of two nerve cells growing together after repeated ‘firing”, forging a new strand and strengthening an existing pathway in the brain. Speaking to an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) conference, Houston neuroscientist Bruce Perry, M.D., PhD. (director of The Child Trauma Academy) affirmed Dr. Montessori’s observation that children construct themselves from their experiences.
When I first read ...
Why is it so important to continue my child in the kindergarten year at a Montessori school? In the Montessori environment, the child is presented with endless opportunities to develop all his/her senses and his motor skills with the aid of self-correcting materials in a prepared setting. During the third year a child can not only work with these materials in more depth, thus gaining more insights from them, but, using this base, can move into the academic areas.
Next, having learned from older children, shared with his peers, and helped those younger than him self, he has the ...
Proven Method of Education created by Maria Montessori.
Believes in Children’s Natural Intelligence, involving rational, empirical and spiritual aspects.
Three year range per class in order to promote adult-child continuity and close peer relationships.
Teacher is an unobtrusive director.
Individual and Group lessons.
Self correcting materialsInner discipline through natural, logical consequences.
Uninterrupted work periods.
Focused instruction in reading and writing with scope and sequence and clear cut domains that result in children reading before the age of 6.
Emphasis on individuality.
Studies directly shows effectiveness of Montessori method in respect to reading, literacy, mathematics and motivation ...
Our school is now fully accredited to the American Montessori Society as a full member school for children ages 3 months to 6 years of age.
Children in Nature:
Why It Matters
By P. DonohueShortridge
Children of all ages have less contact with the natural world than ever before. Does it matter? Won't they grow up just fine anyway? Do they even need nature anymore?
Emerging research into the relationship between children and nature would suggest that they do.
Research has shown that even the youngest children are drawn to the natural world both emotionally and cognitively. Young children can readily differentiate natural from man-made objects. This discriminatory
Young children can readily differentiate natural from man-made objects.
ability is part of our adaptive ...