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Murray, Angela K.; Brown, Katie E.; Barton, Patricia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
The transition to distance learning in the spring of 2020 caused by COVID-19 was particularly challenging for Montessori educators and students because key elements of the Method were not directly transferable to this new and hastily designed format. Hands-on learning with Montessori materials and learning in a community, as well as careful…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Teacher Attitudes, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Murray, Angela K.; Brown, Katie E.; Barton, Patricia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
This study offers a contextualized understanding of the distance-learning experiences of Montessori educators and students in the spring of 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In this article, we build on results reported in a separate article published in this issue of the "Journal of Montessori Research." First, we…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Teacher Attitudes, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Damore, Sharon; Rieckhof, Barbara – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
In this paper, we report the results of a qualitative study examining the development of leadership competencies as Montessori school leaders gain experience using a coaching protocol with their teachers. Extending previous work, the emphasis is on the school leaders' specific roles as instructional supervisors leading reflective practices.…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Reflective Teaching, Administrator Role, Coaching (Performance)
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Chavarría, Romali Rosales – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
This work reports, from a qualitative research perspective, the development of an English Corner project for a preschool Children's House classroom in central Mexico over the course of a 3-year period. It shows the transition of a language specialist over six consecutive periods of work, from a traditional understanding and practice of teaching…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning
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Schonleber, Nanette S. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
Indigenous educators desire to use culturally restorative and decolonized pedagogies reflective of their own cultural values and beliefs in their science programs but have lacked models for how to start. They also often lack confidence in their ability to teach the sciences. This three-year qualitative case study used grounded theory methodology…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Montessori Method, Place Based Education
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Scott, Catherine M.; Myers, Brooke M. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
In 2020, Montessori teachers and families across the world had to adjust as schools were closed because of the rapid onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those working in the Montessori classroom, which typically favors a hands-on approach and limited use of technology, had to devise new ways to engage with students in the virtual-learning environment.…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Change
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Murray, Angela K.; Daoust, Carolyn J.; Mallett, Jan – Journal of Montessori Research, 2021
Becoming a competent Montessori Elementary guide is a complex process, so we are developing the Montessori Coaching Tool Elementary (MCT-EL) rubric to describe teaching-practice expectations for self-reflection and formative feedback during the critical early period in a teacher's development. The purpose of this article is to share results from a…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Coaching (Performance), Scoring Rubrics, Elementary School Teachers
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Bennetts, Karen; Bone, Jane – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
This article reviews the Montessori literature through the lens of leadership, using Maria Montessori's writings for a perspective on leadership aligned with her principles and practices. Dr. Montessori was a strong leader who argued that adults, as leaders, should take direction from children as the spiritual builders of human beings. Her concept…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Leadership Role, Educational Philosophy, Spiritual Development
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Lapon, Elizabeth – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
This narrative study investigated through storytelling the experiences of five students who attended a Montessori middle school and then transitioned to a public high school. The testimonies of the participants highlighted that, to help students make a successful transition to high school, it is useful to consider three elements: (a) developing…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Middle School Students, High School Students, Student Adjustment
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Mavric, Maruša – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
I present a brief overview of the key elements of personalized learning and Montessori education, a related pedagogical approach, aiming to examine common theoretical principles and key elements. I discuss the common features of personalized instruction and the Montessori approach of education. Both personalized instruction and the Montessori…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Individualized Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum Implementation
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Dansereau, Diana R.; Wyman, Brooke M. – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
Maria Montessori strongly advocated for music learning to be fully integrated into the classroom; however, many Montessori classrooms are dominated by materials aimed at developing children's visual sense. The purpose of this critical participatory action research (CPAR) study was to address this perceived learning disparity by developing and…
Descriptors: Music Education, Curriculum, Student Centered Learning, Montessori Schools
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Burbank, Mary D.; Goldsmith, Melissa M.; Spikner, Jennifer; Park, Koeun – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
Project SYNC (Systems, Yoked through Nuanced Collaboration) details perspectives of a community of stakeholders committed to the enhancement of early childhood (i.e., prekindergarten through grade 3) education. Although there is a growing number of public-school programs informed by the Montessori philosophy, Montessori educational experiences…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Educational Experience, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Philosophy
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Ahlquist, Eva-Maria Tebano; Gynther, Per – Journal of Montessori Research, 2020
The theory of Montessori education has been interpreted by some researchers to be vaguely formulated. However, as shown in previous research, Maria Montessori's didactic approach to teaching and learning mathematics is fully consistent with variation theory and the theory of embodiment. Dr. Montessori used the theoretical concept of…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Christensen, Olivia – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
Montessori teacher education includes an intensive and ongoing teacher transformation. This experience aids in the development of a clearly defined teacher identity. Research on teacher identity broadly has shown that while such an identity can offer guidance and support, it can also limit teachers and prevent them from exploring other strategies…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Montessori Method, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Jones, Anne E.; Henzi, S. P.; Barrett, Louise – Journal of Montessori Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to understand typically developing children's repetitive behavior in a freeplay, daycare setting. By studying repetition in a non-Montessori setting, we tested the assumption that repetition is a characteristic behavior of all young children and not limited to the Montessori environment. Although Maria Montessori…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Repetition, Play, Child Care
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