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Castiglione, Cynthia – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Cynthia Castiglione presents Near North Montessori School's (Chicago) adolescent community's approach to technology. Her framework begins with the needs of the adolescent for social independence, social acceptance, and social justice. Using that template, she defines seven keys or characteristics that make up the technological environment:…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Montessori Schools, Needs, Urban Schools
Ewert-Krocker, Laurie – NAMTA Journal, 2013
Defining what it means to be in the "bosom of nature," to use Montessori's words, Laurie Ewert-Krocker points out that the adolescent period of storm and stress is quelled by the natural world. But most important, when socialization is the essential developmental focus of the young adolescent, positive social organization is fostered by…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dialogs (Language), Imagination, Socialization
Henke, Elizabeth – NAMTA Journal, 2017
"The most essential component to offering the children an education for peace is the emphasis on that which unites us." With this focus, Elizabeth Henke presents a picture of how Montessori students progressively develop a sense of moral, civic, and social responsibility. The foundation is set during the elementary years when children…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Teaching Methods, Montessori Method, Social Responsibility
Myers, Katy – NAMTA Journal, 2017
During the process of conceptualizing the school of which she is the founding principal, Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School, Katy Myers' driving question was, "What exactly is Montessori high school?" Her answer to this question gets to the heart of the mission of many Montessori high schools. She concluded that her high school…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, High Schools, Institutional Mission, Adolescents
Davis, Linda – NAMTA Journal, 2016
In this talk, Linda Davis discusses observation at the adolescent level. She explains that we must "adjust our approach for the third plane of development, for when they are becoming adults." Using examples, she discusses the characteristics of this plane, which are helpful to recall when thinking about what to expect when observing…
Descriptors: Observation, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Development
Moudry, Ben – NAMTA Journal, 2016
Ben Moudry has written a comprehensive overview of the current challenges facing parents, schools, administrators, and students regarding what he calls "handheld computers," commonly known as smart phones. His annotated statistics and description of American society in 2015 are frightening in their clarity, while the percentages and…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, School Policy, Montessori Method, Adolescents
McNamara, John – NAMTA Journal, 2016
John McNamara shares his wisdom and humbly credits Camillo Grazzini, Jenny Höglund, and David Kahn for his growth in Montessori. Recognizing more than what he has learned from his mentors, he shares the lessons he has learned from his students themselves. Math, science, history, and language are so integrated in the curriculum that students…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Elementary School Students, Adolescents
Ewert-Krocker, Laurie – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Laurie Ewert-Krocker emphasizes the teacher's role in nature's prepared environment. Without directing or controlling the child's work, learning spaces can be maximized for concentration by connecting the adolescent's intrinsic learning to the beauty and order of the natural world. The most artful balance is the global understanding of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Montessori Method, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Adolescents
Rathunde, Kevin – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Kevin Rathunde reflects on his early studies of flow in Montessori adolescents and surmises that adults need to experience their own flow in order to guide young people to peak levels. He recounts his early music experiences as having "peaked" and that he needed to come back to his flow of the past to fully enter into his work with flow…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Adolescents, Adults, Experience
Webster, James – NAMTA Journal, 2015
In lyrical prose, Jim Webster lays out his view on the universal human use of tools and how "humans meet the practical demands of life." Webster lauds physical work and the work of the hand as they both support engagement, social cooperation, a deepening of relationships, and sustainability. Practical work is valuable and is plentiful as…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Montessori Method, Adolescents, Learner Engagement
Mosher, Rick – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Rick Mosher's coining of the word "Urbkinder" reminds us that the city provides a broad environment for learning with key experiences being defined by the student's choice of in-depth involvement. Quoting John Long, these city experiences are real, engaging, connected to thought, allow for personal reflection, and rely on the teaching…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Urban Schools, Adolescents, Educational Environment
McNees, David – NAMTA Journal, 2015
David McNees' deep foray into creativity theory and drama begins with mindfulness as a preparation for adolescent focus. This article discusses role incarnation, the correlation of the three-period lesson to Landy's role theory, the creation and re-creation of personal story and identity, archetypal heroes, and how the adaptability learned in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Metacognition, Drama
Abbott, John – NAMTA Journal, 2015
John Abbott is seeking a revolution in education that will put learning back into the hands of the learner. He writes of the learner needing to be free-ranging and weaned from instruction. He is the director of a new wave of thinkers who are members of The 21st Century Learning Initiative, which places emphasis on the skills of critical thinking,…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Change, Adolescents, Apprenticeships
Schaefer, Larry – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Another historic Montessori essay puts into writing a landmark activity in the middle school world: the school Odyssey trip. This type of trip challenges the group's ability to cooperate around daily living and is combined with the "testimony of the spade" that is so much a part of the archaeology discipline of physical work and study at…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Adolescents, Instruction, Middle School Students
Orr, David – NAMTA Journal, 2013
David Orr's classic article links education to living in the outdoors and studying all disciplines through the unifying lens of place. Pedagogy of place counters abstraction, it is the natural world embodying principles of learning that involve direct observation, investigation, experimentation, and manual skills. Place is the laboratory providing…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Outdoor Education, Observational Learning, Hands on Science
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