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Seven ways to Love your Child

Seven    Ways    to    Love    a   Child:       A    Valentine    for    Parents    

By    Jennifer    Rogers    

    

A  tired working mother stood in the classroom doorway, ready to depart with her two  sons. Separated    in    age    by   two   years,    the    boys    were   as   different    in    appearance  as    they were  in temperament, but    they    were    great    kids.    They    enjoyed    math    and    reading,    laughed    hard    and    punched    hard.       They   loved   learning,   loved    life,    loved    each    other.    

    

Mom’s  secret:       “There    are    many    ways    to    love    a    child,”    she    said.    “I    keep    it    simple.        I    

have   expectations.       I    accept    mistakes.       And    I    celebrate    the    process.”            

    

Parenting    is ...

Submitted by joan on October 30, 2014

Hardwired for Success

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.

Construct themselves?

When I first read ...

Submitted by joan on October 21, 2014

Montessori and Reggio Emilia

MONTESSORI

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. 

Enhanced Curriculum.

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 ...

Submitted by joan on October 21, 2014

Montessori Outcomes

 

Outcomes

for Students in a Montessori Program


 

 

A Longitudinal Study of the Experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools

 

 

Association Montessori

International / USA

 


Introduction

Montessori programs have grown con- siderably over the past   decades. There have been two major facets to this growth:

expansion from private to public settings and extension from preschool into elementary, junior high school, and beyond. Growth has brought concerns about outcomes, especially academic ones. In particular, there have been questions about the performance of Montessori students when they move on to more conventional academic settings. This research addresses these questions.

The current study compares the academic ...

Submitted by joan on August 24, 2014

Montessori in the Home

How to Create a Montessori Prepared Environment

Toddlers
Preschool & Kindergarten
 

Toddlers

The first undertaking of a Montessori teacher is to set up her classroom.  In Montessori the classroom is called the Prepared Environment.  Parents can also create a Prepared Environment at home. A Prepared Environment not only includes the physical materials, it also encompasses the atmosphere and the rules that govern the environment  (home or school).

Preparing the Environment

In the home or school for the child of this age, much attention must be paid to the safety of the environment.  It is a recognized fact that the child will ...

Submitted by joan on August 7, 2014

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