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Orr, David W. – NAMTA Journal, 2018
David Orr suggests that environmentalist and peace educators must teach civics, law, government, and political history to deeply cultivate an understanding of the influences and policies that create and perpetuate environmental destruction and humanitarian crises. Citizens, especially students, must comprehend the political forces and the public…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Education, Peace, Civics
Krumins Grazzini, Baiba – NAMTA Journal, 2018
"To Educate the Human Potential" by Maria Montessori, first released in 1948, conveyed the Montessori theme of human solidarity as a unifying force for human history and integrated the sciences of geography, chemistry, biology, and physics. The concluding chapter of this journal places the reader in touch with the great questions of life…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, History, Geography, Chemistry
Marguiles, Lynn – NAMTA Journal, 2018
The 2018 Cleveland conference screened a documentary film titled "Symbiotic Earth: How Lynn Margulis Rocked the Boat and Started a Scientific Revolution." NAMTA conference participants enjoyed this memorable premier event in honor of Lynn Margulis, her symbiotic worldview, and her intimate community of scientific stars. This article is…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Conferences (Gatherings), Films, World Views
Leonard, Gerard – NAMTA Journal, 2018
Gerard Leonard uncovers the living organic vision of Montessori scientific thought principles to ponder for our generation of Montessori: "To be ecoliterate is to understand the basic principles of ecology and to endeavor to live by them. Having a systems view of life, or what we would call in Montessori education, 'an understanding of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Montessori Method, Scientific Principles, Ecology
Allen, Kathleen – NAMTA Journal, 2018
Kathleen Allen's reverence for the stories of women naturalists spanning from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, and their parallel scientific interest in the documentation of life cycles through art and narratives, gives support to the child in history and nature that is so central to Montessori formal research and discipline. The…
Descriptors: Females, Environment, Scientists, History
Chawla, Louise; White, Abigail – NAMTA Journal, 2018
This fully documented article about place-based education and citizen science offers annotated sources that can be used for Montessori programs at all levels and in all settings for site selection and curriculum connections. This compilation of resources can serve as a practical tool kit for organizing place-based learning in schools. The reader…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Citizen Participation, Scientific Research, Montessori Method
Christian, David – NAMTA Journal, 2018
"In the twentieth century, we humans began to transform our surroundings, our societies, and even ourselves. Without really intending to, we have introduced changes so rapid and so massive that our species has become the equivalent of a new geological force. That is why many scholars have begun to argue that planet Earth has entered a new…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Geology, Interdisciplinary Approach
Andrews, Sarah Werner – NAMTA Journal, 2017
"The children who demand more attention than others, who are disruptive, unmotivated, oppositional, aggressive, or do not give us the positive feedback we get from others…This is where we dig in and find compassion, and understanding, and the knowledge that no child wants to be disruptive, oppositional, or aggressive. They do this because…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Environmental Influences, Children, Behavior Problems
Jackson, Maggie – NAMTA Journal, 2017
"How much can one fathom in a heartbeat or know deeply at a glance? In a culture smitten with technology, what does good thinking look like?" This question sets the stage as Maggie Jackson explores society's relationship with devices and society's use of technology. She examines ways in which multitasking has jeopardized our ability to…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Freedom, Self Control, Thinking Skills
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
Haines, Annette – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Annette Haines provides a comprehensive overview of concentration across the planes. She first lays the foundation for thinking about student engagement: It must be understood that concentration is found through the interest of the child, which is guided by the sensitive periods. When we understand the child's development in this way, we can offer…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Learner Engagement, Child Development, Student Interests
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
Baker, Kay – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Kay Baker offers a look at the needs and manifestations (observed characteristics) of the developing human being, specifically of the second-plane child. She outlines key ideas in thinking about these needs and manifestations and discerns the pedagogy associated with each. She emphasizes that the pedagogy/practice must meet the needs of the child.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Child Development, Teaching Methods
Lebitz, Ellen – NAMTA Journal, 2017
"To a great extent, we all must "do" in order to learn." Ellen Lebitz begins with this overarching truth as a lead-in to a close look at handwork in the elementary environment. She explains the benefits of handwork for the second-plane child, including it being a key to helping "even the most distracted children find focus…
Descriptors: Handicrafts, Montessori Method, Creativity, Experiential Learning
Wright, Travis – NAMTA Journal, 2017
Travis Wright presents an important understanding of trauma that leads to a new perspective of "challenging" behaviors in the classroom. "Trauma is not an event in itself, but is instead the reaction to extremely stressful life circumstances... When children operate in overwhelming states of stress, the stress response system may…
Descriptors: Trauma, Student Needs, Coping, Young Children
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