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Neurolearning and the Importance of Play

by Daniela Silva<p>Neurolearning is the science that focuses on the neural basis of learning. This implies knowing and reflecting on cognitive functions …

The Brain

Montessori Materials are NOT the Educational Content

By Erika Ohlhaver<p>Depending on when you personally were educated, when you took your Montessori training, or how frequently you choose to review what …

Introducing Sound in the Primary Montessori Classroom

By Michael Johnson<p>At A Child's Primary Physics we endeavor to present the child's real world experience in terms of eight sensory forms of Energy: …

Implementing the ETC® Chemistry Curriculum in the Montessori Classroom

by Aki Margaritis<p>As we continue to increase awareness of quality Montessori curriculum, we are often faced with the challenge of helping new and …

The Gobbi Mobile

By Pamela O'Gorman<p>Today I have another mobile to share with you, the beautiful Gobbi Mobile, which is the third mobile in the Visual Mobile Series …

Neuroplasticity in Montessori. The Science Behind It.

by Daniela Silva<p>Neuroplasticity or brain plasticity is the ability the brain has to change according to each new experience or learning. In practical …

Black and White Montessori Mobile

by Pamela O'Gorman<p>Our daughter traveled pretty well all things considered, but one thing she really seemed to miss were her mobiles. Montessori From …

On Early Childhood

The Dancers Mobile<p>by Pamela O'Gorman<p>The Dancers Mobile is the 4th mobile in the Visual Mobile Series. It is traditionally incorporated from 10-14 …

4 Ways to Approach a Difficult Conversation

by Toby Travis<p>This editorial is sponsored by ETC Montessori. View and register for the upcoming workshop "The Trusted School Leader".<p>Are you a …

Why I Chose to Become a Montessori Teacher

By Pamela O'Gorman<p>I was introduced to the Montessori method as an older elementary age child, after spending K-4th grade in public school. My parents …

Teaching about Light in the Montessori Primary Classroom. Part 2

By Michael Johnson<p>This article is a continuation from Part I. Follow the link to read the first part of this article.<p>A pigment both absorbs and …

Teaching about Light in the Montessori Primary Classroom

by Michael Johnson<p>The interesting thing about Light is that, as overwhelmingly ubiquitous as it is, the child only occasionally sees it in and of …

Mindfulness = Choice

By Amanda Childers RYI<p>In my last article I stated, “Mindfulness isn’t going to solve the problems of the world.” Well, in hindsight, I’d like to …

Using Technology to Support Thinking Skills in the Elementary Montessori Classroom - APPLYING

By Brian Wilson<p>Disclaimer: This series of articles will feature tools, both on a tablet and on the web, that will allow your students to use their …

Lessons Learned

By Erica Blanco<p>Over the eight years that I have been in a classroom, I have learned some valuable lessons about children, teaching, and myself. For …

Using Technology to Support Thinking Skills in the Elementary Montessori Classroom - UNDERSTANDING

By Brian Wilson<p>Disclaimer: This series of articles will feature tools, both on a tablet and on the web, that will allow your students to use their …

4 Significant Results from Trusted School Leadership

by Toby Travis<p>Susan M. Heathfield, human resource expert and author, states that “trust forms the foundation for effective communication, associate …

Developing Better Montessori Curriculum

By Aki Margaritis<p>Due to a previous article I had written, regarding the four pillars of education in the Montessori Middle School, I was recently …

The Passion of Doing it Right

<i>by Erika Ohlhaver</i><p>“Besides being passionate about Montessori, what else do you do?” was a question recently asked by one of my Montessori interns. …

ETC Montessori announces value added services for full classroom solutions

<i>by Brian Wilson</i><p>Yesterday, ETC Montessori, announced that their full classroom solutions, geared specifically for Montessori schools carry additional …

Six Quotes for Montessori Administrators

<i>Advise for Heads of School</i><p><b>I. Collective decision making.</b><p>"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one …

News

Montessori Views is an on-line weekly publication covering forthcoming trends and news, opinions, products, and curriculum in Montessori …

Why Middle School Students Need to Explore Other Points of View

By Aki Margaritis<p>Knowledge in itself alludes to the fact that we understand something to such a degree that we are no longer burdened by the chains …

Consciousness

Assessment Doesn't Translate to Standardized Testing

By Lawren Haech<p>As Montessorians we know that true and authentic assessment does not involve standardized testing, and over the years we have become …

11 Traits of an Effective Montessori School Administrator

By Christina Jennings<p>Over the years, I have been a testament to heads of schools that inspired, supported and believed in me. I have also been a …

Beyond Socratic Discussion in the Montessori classroom.

Touchstones is distributed through the Montessori community exclusively through ETC …

Fostering Creativity in the Montessori Classroom

<i>by Remi Tellard</i><p>Creativity, by definition is the use of one’s imagination in the production of artistic work, or the use of imagination to promote …

My Work and Discoveries in Montessori Teaching

<i>by Lee Havis - Director of International Montessori Society</i><p>Beginning as a classroom teacher in 1969, my work eventually led to training teachers in …