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Montessori, Maria – NAMTA Journal, 2013
This piece of writing addresses the "boundless" garden created through the web of foresight and patience combined with the spontaneous activity necessary for growing food and harvesting the bounty. Most will be familiar with this unique writing by Montessori who suggests that it is not the work and actual produce of the garden but the…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Montessori Method, Outdoor Education, Food
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Discusses the development of all-day Montessori programs over the last several decades, focusing on the contrasts between traditional day care programs and the Montessori educational experience. Also notes the application of Montessori principles to day care for preschool children. Concludes by introducing this special issue on the all-day…
Descriptors: Day Care, Educational History, Educational Trends, Full Day Half Day Schedules
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Defines imagination in Montessori terms, describes the power and centrality of imagination to emotional and intellectual life, and makes a carefully supported case for imagination as the foundation of the entire Montessori elementary experience and, perhaps, even for adult life as well. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Psychology, Creative Thinking, Elementary Education, Imagination
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Claremont, Francesca – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Compiles excerpts from two 1964 lectures that examine the use of folk and fairy tales for the teaching of prehistory, geography, and grammar. Provides a starting point for thinking about the power of literature as an integrating medium in the Montessori elementary classroom. (HTH)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Folk Culture, Geography Instruction, Grammar
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Greene, Maxine – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Depicts the isolation which results when education, particularly language arts education, is concerned primarily with the acquisition of skills. Urges educators not to lose sight of the fundamental purpose of the language arts, which are to help people make and articulate meaning from their experiences, to empower people, and to imagine…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices
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Spellman, Rilla – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Discusses the developmental process that takes a child from Montessori's "absorbent mind" period to the period when the child creates interior cognitive structures. Suggests practical ways for teachers and parents to support the six- and seven-year old's need to design projects and accomplish goals. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Psychology, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages
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Dubovoy, Silvia C. – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Emphasizes the intrinsic unity of all the intelligences as well as the inseparable nature of the interpersonal and intrapersonal. Emphasizes the theories of both Gardner and Montessori as a whole, and looks at common features in intelligence profiles and educational environments described by both. (MOK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Style, Community Involvement, Educational Environment
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Kahn, David – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Claims that "Montessori Today" concretizes the Montessori developmental continuum from birth to adulthood for the first time in book form in a comfortable and unassuming style. States that the book coherently expresses the coalescing four planes of development, with a final review of what the Montessori adult of the future might be like.…
Descriptors: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories
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Sillick, Audrey – NAMTA Journal, 1997
Evoking storytelling as a human tendency, suggests that stories involve sight, sound, rhythm, voice, and spontaneous imagination. Claims that because stories appeal to children's inner lives, they are optimal for communicating "life and human relationships and the totality of the natural world." Also claims that stories encourage…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Imagination, Listening Skills
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Egan, Kieran – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Traces the richness of oral forms of expression used in nonliterate societies from ancient times to the present. Discusses the implications of research on orality for the early childhood curriculum and for methods of teaching young children. (BC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition, Literacy
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Alston, Linda – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Presents a personal account of how haiku can be used with primary students not only to explore language arts but also to share a love of the earth and its various peoples. (HTH)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Environmental Education, Haiku, Language Acquisition
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Loeffler, Margaret – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Reprints a talk presented to teacher trainers in 1990 that surveys thinking on language acquisition, specifically on the transition from orality to literacy, focusing on Montessori connections and applications. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Language, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Language Acquisition
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Claremont, Francesca – NAMTA Journal, 1993
This reprint of a lecture published in 1976 examines the uses of history and literary stories for instructing children in grammar, creative dramatics, natural history, and prehistory, as well as literary analysis. Provides a starting point for thinking about the power of literature as an integrating medium in the Montessori elementary classroom.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Creative Dramatics, Elementary Education, Grammar
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Verschuur, Mary B. – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Challenges Montessori instructors and advocates to address the complex issues of staffing, scheduling, and maintaining a consistency of approach with respect to all-day Montessori instruction. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Class Organization, Classroom Environment, Full Day Half Day Schedules
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Claremont, Claude A. – NAMTA Journal, 1995
Discusses the experiences of a Montessori teacher educator in Britain during World War II, describing how the wartime situation affected teacher education practices. Also examines the main features of Montessori teacher education then in practice. (MDM)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Montessori Method
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