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Lau, Daisy; Yau, Ralph – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
It was a hot and humid afternoon in 2006, 3 months after the opening of the Children's House at the Infinity Children's School in Hong Kong. A 3-year-old boy selected a table-scrubbing activity. He moved erratically and without purpose, accidentally bumping into another child and spilling water on the floor. Meanwhile, a toddler girl strolled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Hoke, Betsy – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2014
Imagine going back in time and being the guiding spirit in Montessori's first "Casa dei Bambini" but with all the knowledge and skills developed as a Montessori teacher today. That is precisely the privilege this author has had as, over the past 2 years, she has worked to establish an Early Childhood Montessori program in Usa River,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Program Development
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Hanson, Peter – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Forty years ago, Peter Hanson decided to attend the 38th Indian Montessori Training Course. In this article he describes himself as a college-educated generalist who liked kids but was working for little more than minimum wage as a delivery boy. Becoming a teacher in an alternative school seemed like a good move, and a step up without…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Teacher Role, Teacher Effectiveness
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Bishop, Geoffrey – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2013
Montessori educators believe that there are a number of important factors that are necessary for a child to successfully attain adulthood. They include family, a stable home, good adult mentors, and a strong system of education that includes fostering of independence, autonomy of the individual, and joyful learning opportunities with a system…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Montessori Method, Outdoor Education
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Powell, Mark – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2011
This article presents edited transcripts of separate Skype conversations with Richard Ungerer, AMS executive director, in his office at AMS headquarters in New York and Andre Roberfroid, president of AMI, at his home in Vetraz-Monthoux, France. It also presents a discussion of the ways the two organizations can join forces to strengthen the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Cooperation
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Cossentino, Jacqueline – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2010
As educators in the public sector confront the challenge of guiding all students toward academic success, policies and practices associated with prevention, early screening, and identification of learning needs have moved to the center of the enterprise of schooling. This article is about the lessons that accompany that challenge, and their…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Manipulative Materials, Foreign Countries, Montessori Method
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Scott, Susan Hanway; Zankowsky, Linda – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
Maria Montessori understood that, innately, children feel connected to humanity, and recognized that children appreciate opportunities to serve others. This is an important connection that parents and teachers need to continue to nourish in students, providing opportunities for those meaningful connections. But what if, in addition to feeling good…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Hospitals, Service Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
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Mariani Gomes, Joan J.; Richmond, Jerry C. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
At the heart of Maria Montessori's philosophy is the idea of providing the child with the most supportive environment in which to develop one's potential, for the singular purpose of carrying out one's cosmic task. Montessori teachers everywhere dedicate their energies to participating in this endeavor. But do these same teachers take time to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Personal Narratives, Educational Environment
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Lombard, Marjorie Ann – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2009
In this article, the author profiles Dr. Elisabeth Caspari (1899-2002). As a teacher of teachers, Caspari traveled extensively for 50 years, sharing the wisdom she had gleaned from her training under Dr. Maria Montessori in Adyar, India, and from 4 years of frequent association with Montessori and her son, Mario, in Kodaikanal. The threads of…
Descriptors: Biographies, Teacher Educators, Music Teachers, Montessori Method
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Lillard, Angeline – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Over the past 5 years, the author has visited scores of Montessori classrooms, most of them in the United States and Canada, and has observed many commonalities among them. For example, in almost every classroom, children freely chose their activities and engaged hands-on with material objects. They took care of the environment, wiping up their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools, Student Responsibility
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Cusack, Ginny – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
Ukraine had been under Soviet domination for 75 years. Its institutions, including its educational system, were guided by rules established in Moscow. When the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, the country had opportunities to reinvent itself. In this article, the author discusses the Ukrainian Montessori Project, a successful partnership between…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, International Educational Exchange
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Harger, Jeni – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
In this article, the author discusses how the JUCONI Foundation in Puebla, Mexico is helping children. (JUCONI is an acronym for "Junto con los Ninos", or "Together with the Children)." This Mexican nongovernmental organization (NGO) has been successfully working with distressed families and children in Puebla since 1989. For…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Foreign Countries, Montessori Method, Public Education
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Brunold-Conesa, Cynthia – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2008
One of the major components of Dr. Montessori's plan for peace education is a curriculum that de-emphasizes nationalism. The "big picture" of the cultural curriculum encourages the perspective that people are citizens of Earth first, and only secondarily American, Japanese, Polish, or other nationalities. Through the fundamental needs…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, International Schools, Montessori Method, Montessori Schools
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Povell, Phyllis – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
In this article, the author presents the biography of Maria Montessori, who pioneered early childhood education and introduced a new method of pedagogy. The innovations in education that Montessori introduced were enough to reserve a place for her in the history books. Montessori was ahead of her time in many aspects of her life. The decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Montessori Method
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Fernando, Chandra – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
The author of this article describes her week observing a Montessori class in the Adam Vesviva School at Kibbutz Ga'ash, located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. The headmaster of the school, Yariv Ya'ari, had previously been associated with Democratic Schools, an alternate to the public educational system, whose philosophy was established at Adam…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students, Educational Environment
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