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Moudry, Ben; Christopherson, Andrew – NAMTA Journal, 2017
As with the other case studies in this journal, Ben Moudry and Andrew Christopherson present a vision of a Montessori high school that is focused on fostering the adolescent personality in connection to society. This chapter uses concrete examples of the key experiences and programs that provide the adolescents at The Grove School with this goal…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, High Schools
Murphy-Ryan, Maureen – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Maureen Murphy-Ryan offers a clinical look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her thorough definition of ADHD and the diagnoses that may occur simultaneously offer teachers an awareness of what this could look like in a classroom. However, it is only with professional medical input that a true diagnosis can be made and appropriate…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Montessori Method, Physicians, Medicine
Luborsky, Barbara – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Barbabra Luborsky links the medical field and Montessori pedagogy to address atypical attention in children through the lens of the occupational therapist. She provides an overview of attention and sensory processing disorders and then informs about particular diagnoses, particularly ADHD and its comorbidity with other diagnoses. Her specific…
Descriptors: Attention, Montessori Method, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel
Jones, Allison; Cossentino, Jacqueline – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Allison Jones and Jacqueline Cossentino have taken the term child study to describe the work they do with children experiencing challenges. Their approach to child study attempts to change the typical question of "What is wrong with this child?" to "What is going on with this child?" They have created a system by which they try…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Child Development, Student Needs, Young Children
Ludick, Pat – NAMTA Journal, 2014
A theory paper that gives a universal portrait of the "noble adolescent" directly quotes from Montessori. Pat Ludick defines the adolescent as they search for their future roles in a changing world, seek a happy life, form a compatible and collaborative personality, learn humility, and become aware of the head-heart duality. The…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Adolescent Development, Personality Development
Cossentino, Jacqueline – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Jacqueline Cossentino's research looks at the culture of the family as it pertains to four birth-to-six centers: Montessori Partners Serving All Children, in St. Paul, MN, Crossway Montessori Communities in Kensington, MD, East Dallas Community Schools in Dallas, TX, and Family Star Montessori School, in Denver, CO. These programs met for the…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers
Andrews, Sarah Werner – NAMTA Journal, 2015
Parents as partners is a slight digression in title from the grace and courtesy theme of the journal, but it builds its argument around the concept of cooperative relations between the parents and the school. Sarah speaks of the perception of the teacher and parents as each being unique and particular to the life and personality of each child. The…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Parent Role, Parent Participation, School Culture
Sobel, David – NAMTA Journal, 2014
As research today is often required to validate innovative aspects of education, David Sobel's analysis of the SEER report makes quantitative sense of nature education and its ability to improve learning. Test scores increase, attendance surges, language arts assessments show richer self-expression, speaking skills gain a community cause, math…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Achievement Gap, Environmental Education, Outcomes of Education
Schonleber, Nanette S. – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Nanette Schonleber makes a remarkable correlation as to why Hawaiian indigenous educators thrive with Montessori pedagogy. Compatible educators share values and goals, such as developmental learning, respect for parenthood, freedom of movement and independence, choice in learning, and specific individualized potential. Hawaiian language and…
Descriptors: Hawaiians, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Montessori Method
Begin, Janet – NAMTA Journal, 2014
Janet Begin's paper is based on the recognition and recent discussion of early childhood education in America. Her research touches on the challenges of implementing Montessori birth-to-six programs at Cornerstone Montessori School, Crossway Community Montessori School, East Dallas Community Schools, and Family Star Montessori School. She examines…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Early Childhood Education, Public Sector
Stapleton, Timothy J. – NAMTA Journal, 2014
The researcher in this study utilized the Montessori concepts and materials that emphasize the use of hands-on manipulatives in the classroom with 10 adult English language learners ranging from ages 18-60. The purpose was to investigate whether or not hands-on manipulatives were effective in aiding adult English language learners to acquire…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Looper, Gary – NAMTA Journal, 2000
Discusses the process of implementing the whole-school Montessori approach in a Dallas, Texas, school that served poor and minority children. Considers the transitions of the school to a unified, "organic" perspective. Summarizes on-going struggles within the process of change. (JPB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Educational Theories
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Hunter, Jeremy Paul – NAMTA Journal, 1999
Examined data on 4,000 adolescent students to explore self-esteem, locus of control, and family relationships. Found that engaged adolescents demonstrate higher levels of psychological functioning, like self-esteem and a sense of control. Also found that engaged individuals have better relationships with their family. (JS)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Curiosity, Individual Development
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Peterson, Brenda – NAMTA Journal, 1999
Discusses young teenagers' adoption of animal personas in their creative writing classes, and the way these classroom activities follow Montessori principles. Considers both the role of imagination in the animal identification and the psychological and pedagogical significance of the underlying development of unconscious kinship with Earth and its…
Descriptors: Animals, Child Development, Creative Development, Creative Writing
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Kendall, Sharon Dubble – NAMTA Journal, 1993
Examined the nature and degree of autonomous behavior among groups of elementary students from Montessori schools and from traditional public schools. Results indicated that Montessori students demonstrated higher levels of independence, initiative, and self-regulation than students from traditional schools. (PAM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Montessori Method, Personal Autonomy
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