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Chawla, Louise – NAMTA Journal, 2013
With delicate literary style and allusions, Louise Chawla combines her ecological research and Montessori background to portray the unfolding of childhood in natural places. Starting with "enchantment with the world" as the basis for nature education for the child under six, the article suggests that the "loose parts" in the…
Descriptors: Ecology, Role Models, Literary Genres, Activism
Werner Andrews, Sarah – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Drawing on both extensive professional and deeply personal experience, Sarah Werner Andrews' vision of working with children carries profound respect and love throughout her guiding insight. She shares an understanding of those children who are the most challenging and provides a framework that allows us to embrace these and all children.…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Teacher Student Relationship, Guidelines, Teacher Attitudes
Conklin-Moore, Alyssa – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Alyssa Conklin-Moore discusses normalization in the child under three from several perspectives. She takes an extensive look at the child, including orienting parents to the Montessori environment, the child's entrance into the environment, addressing the sensitive periods, and fostering independence, contribution, and community. She reminds the…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Child Development, Personal Autonomy
Sackett, Ginni – NAMTA Journal, 2016
If a parent were to ask what science and technology are offered in a Montessori preschool, Ginni Sackett provides a comprehensive reply. By precisely defining the words science and technology with an expansion of those definitions from renowned biologist E. O. Wilson, alongside the "experiences we offer every day to the children in our…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Technology Uses in Education
O'Shaughnessy, Molly – NAMTA Journal, 2013
Molly wrote this article thirteen years ago. It is a fitting counterpart to the preface of this publicaton because it predicts the role of nature across the planes of education even before the Erdkinder was tested. The article combines contemporary environmentalists with Montessori's seminal insight into the developmental impact of nature on the…
Descriptors: Child Development, Environmental Influences, Personality, Montessori Method
Andrews, Sarah Werner – NAMTA Journal, 2015
This article represents an amazing reversal of linguistic analysis. Usually Montessori language is translated into "state" terminology. In this case, Sarah Werner Andrews puts state quality assessment terms into Montessori language. For example, domains for school readiness include 1) physical wellbeing and motor development, 2) social…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Social Influences, Relevance (Education), Montessori Schools
Soholt, Polli – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Polli Soholt points to normalization in the first plane as leading to the successful realization of the human personality, which is the basis of social development. Children who have cultivated concentration and purposeful work at an early age develop the virtues to become world citizens. Normalization can be assisted by certain practices: 1)…
Descriptors: Child Development, Social Attitudes, Social Development, Citizenship Education
Trierweiler, Ginny – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Family Star Montessori School is well acquainted with "under-three" child care having served 3000 children over the last twenty-three years. Many of the children come from below the poverty line and bring strong diversity to the enrollment of the program. More than half of our faculty are also diverse, coming from Peru, Bulgaria,…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Preschool Education, Infants
Peller, Lili E. – NAMTA Journal, 2013
Lili Peller's "The Children's House" essay begins where Maria Montessori left off in her description of space articulations. Peller does not name Montessori specifically as she always had a desire to become independent in her own right as a neo-Freudian child analyst. But the Haus Der Kinder founded in summer of 1922 suggests a total…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Facilities, Educational Environment, Psychiatry
Soholt, Polli – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Polli Soholt looks at grace and courtesy from the 3-6 classroom perspective with clear theory explanations as they pertain to the larger classroom culture. She discusses the link between older and young children and the presence of the teacher as a model for grace and takes a brief look to neural science for proof of the existence of social…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment
Orion, Judith – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Judi Orion, a Montessori expert on the birth-to-six plane of development, delivers a no-nonsense call to arms about the vital importance of the right beginning to set the stage for all that follows. Although we often hear and read about the period from birth to two-and-a-half years, Orion communicates the urgency of responding to the developmental…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Young Children
Hacker, Barbara L. – NAMTA Journal, 2015
This article probes the vicissitudes of racism and how the multicultural perspectives of a Montessori preschool environment can prevent prejudices. Barbara Hacker is whole-heartedly committed to human unity transcending color differences. Racism is incompatible with a Montessori classroom that shares different holidays and cultures, builds social…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Justice, Citizenship Education, Montessori Method