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Otis's Montessori Room

Want to take a peek inside Otis's room? Come on in...<p>For this room I wanted to achieve<p>an atmosphere of calm<br>• a sense of order<br>• an environment to …

MFA | IMC

Together at Last<p>Find the Plan for You and Your School<p><b>August 7, 2018 – Maria Eva Chaffin | Developing Skills for Success in Life / Pt 1</b><p>Learn how to …

Montessori

How to Start a Montessori Playgroup or Montessori Homeschool Co-op

I’ve often had parents ask about Montessori playgroups or Montessori homeschool co-ops. My experience is as a Montessori teacher, then Montessori …

A Classroom Without Walls - Deepening Children’s Connections With Nature

We each have an incredible gift: the ability to engage children with the world – indeed, the universe, that surrounds them and, of which, they are an …

The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old

There’s a whisper in the air. The long-awaited reform in education, they report, is finally here. The proposed solution? Technology. More specifically, iPads in classrooms. Every student, so the argument goes, should have the opportunity to learn at his or her own pace. Fittingly, the movement is …

Education

The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education

I have been asked for my “single best idea for reforming K-12 education”. When you only have one shot, you want to make it count. So I thought I would share my idea here, in case anyone has a brighter insight.<p>Root cause: factory model of management<p>To decide what is the single best idea for …

Maria Montessori: Is the Montessori method any good?

Google celebrates the 142nd birthday of Italian physician Maria Montessori. Does Montessori's 'child-centered' method work?<p>At the beginning of the …

Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate

Over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori discovered through scientific observations of children that they are not empty vessels to be filled -- they are intrinsically motivated doers. She saw that providing a hands-on learning environment that valued choice, concentration, collaboration, community, …

Would Steve Jobs Have Become Steve Jobs Using A Computer Designed By Steve Jobs?

Multitasking, facilitated by modern computers, is considered a significant threat to our ability to focus. But a new study says we’re adapting just fine.<p>In 1975, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak took part in their first great collaboration, designing the Atari game <i>Breakout</i> by working four straight days …

Is Montessori The Origin Of Google And Amazon?

<i>In your extended absence, you permit me</i> <i><br>use of earth, anticipating</i> <i><br>some return on investment. I must report</i> <i><br>failure in my assignment, principally</i> <i><br>regarding the tomato plants.</i><p>Louise Glück, <i>Vespers</i><p>Unfortunately our failure these days goes way beyond the tomato plants and extends to the entire education …

The Three-stage Lesson…Naturally

Montessori uses a three-stage approach to help children learn new words and enrich their vocabulary. It’s a hands-on approach, often using real, …

Montessori Classrooms: Observations through a Design Lens, by Heidi Newell

All around the world, children are going back to school, and I cannot help but think that if Dr. Maria Montessori (Italy, 1870–1952) were alive …

5 Essentials of Education Inspired by Maria Montessori

A world that is seeking peace requires an educative system that empowers individuals with a sense of self-respect and respect to others. This caring …

8 Ways to Be Smarter

Intelligence isn't simply a fixed quantity, a learning expert explained in a talk recently. How smart we are is powerfully affected by our situation, and that's something we can control.<p>Somewhere along the way in life you’ve probably taken an IQ test and were give some number as an answer. That …

Montessori: The Secret Is Out - Getting Smart by Carri Schneider - EdTech, education innovation, NGLC, personalized learning, Teaching

Last week my daughter reached an important educational milestone. She walked out the door of the classroom where she spent the last three years. She …

5 Characteristics Connecting Montessori Ed & the Personalized Learning Movement - Getting Smart by Carri Schneider - DigLN, edreform

<i>“Before elaborating any system of education, we must therefore create a favorable environment that will encourage the flowering of a child’s natural</i> …

Top 10 Ways to Use Montessori Principles for Summer Learning

You don’t have to do “summer school” to use Montessori principles with your child this summer. There are lots of way to add learning opportunities as …