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THE MONTESSORI WORKSHOP

The Montessori Workshop is where we explore an aspect of the Montessori approach. It may be a deep dive into:

  • Montessori principles, which are the intangible/invisible aspects of Montessori. These include, but are not limited to independence, intrinsic motivation, growth mindsets, grace and courtesy, and self-discipline.

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  • A particular job or material in a classroom. Montessori jobs are more than just what you see; a whole range of processes are built into how they are undertaken, including the Montessori principles they teach through their engagement!

Punished by Rewards?

Punished by Rewards? REWARDS: Punishment, motivation, or compliance…? Read this article excerpt from our recent newsletter to find out more about why Alfie Kohn thinks children are punished by rewards. Read it here. Click through to read our July edition of Collaborations.

The Four Planes of Development – A Tool for Parents

The Four Planes of Development – A Tool for Parents This article has been republished from The Montessori Notebook, Simone Davies’ website. You can follow on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.     A Montessori childhood: from 0 – 24 years old Have you ever thought, “I don’t understand my child any more?” It’s like they have completely changed. Dr […]

The Four Planes of Development

The Four Planes of Development Maria Montessori identified four planes, or periods, of human development. Carine Robin from The Montessori Family provides a brief overview: Click here to read the full post. 

Maths: The Binomial Cube Explained

Maths: The Binomial Cube Explained   The Binomial Cube is one of those amazing Montessori materials. It introduces abstract maths concept to children as young as four-years-old without them even knowing it. The early sensorial experience with the cube inspires them again at age eight or nine when they use the cube for algebra. The material provides the all important […]

A Montessori Teacher’s Approach to Picture Books in the Classroom

A Montessori Teacher’s Approach to Picture Books in the Classroom Picture books are my jam! I love everything about them. So much so that I self-published my own, Carl the Cantankerous Cat. Crazy, I know! As an elementary Montessori teacher, I find it helpful to supplement lessons with picture books whenever possible. Why?  Picture books […]

Montessori: What is Independence?

Montessori: What is Independence?   In Montessori and in particular Montessori in the home, the focus is often on fostering independence. We know we should be supporting the child’s independence but why, what is it all about? “The child seeks for independence by means of work; an independence of body and mind. Little he cares […]