“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero In the Montessori environment, lessons on grace and courtesy are vital at every level. These lessons go beyond the common “please” and “thank you” by demonstrating empathy and courtesy as integral life skills. Gratitude is one of the […]
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Montessori started a shift in education by thinking about movement differently. When observing any Montessori environment you will notice a lot of movement throughout the studio as this is an integral part of the Montessori environment. When our bodies are in motion, we are connected to the environment around us. Our minds cannot be […]
In today’s blog post we are diving deep into the ebbs and flows of the three-hour Montessori work cycle. Once the children settle into their day, you can see them with a sense of happiness and satisfaction absorbed in their work. There is a productive hum in the studio. Then, about an hour into the […]
To gain insight and a peek into what Spark Play looks like, we’d like to revisit a two-part blog post we published on the flow and rhythm of this element of the learners’ day (everything remains the same this year, save the timings). You can read it here and here. We overheard a learner exclaim […]
“In Montessori education, children learn to learn by learning… Academic skills are essential to learning and knowing, not the aim of learning and knowing.” The Authentic American MontessoriSchool, p. 43 Montessori materials are a crucial part of the prepared environment forming the very basis of budding attributes of independence, curiosity, concentration, intrinsic motivation, care of […]