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Beloved Books of Early Elementary Children

I think the urgent value in these powerful books so compelling to the children is our constant exploration with them of the evolution of human consciousness and values, the progression of social transformations, Read more »

Slow Childhood

Children need years of experience of chosen activities from three dimensional, sensorial environments filled with an array of rich hands-on materials – all day every day.

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Conference in Quebec City: Deepening Our Understanding

The brilliant icy landscape of Quebec City sparkled outdoors as we gathered in the cheery warmth of École Montessori de Québec. Read more »

Who Taught You to Write?

Self-formation and self-education in a scientifically and richly prepared environment guided by an inspiring and prepared guide – that’s the empowerment a child receives from Montessori. Read more »

Parent’s Manual for a Child

Tim Seldin posts an old favorite that lives on into the future. Thanks, Tim, for the reminder of what’s universal and unchanging in our children. Read more »

How to Live in the Present: Assuring our Future Through Healing Our Past

Here is the Montessori philosophy, psychology, and methodology in rich and thrilling detail.  This is the “how to” for assuring our future.

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Comment from Conference Montessori Quebec

A really unusual tribute from a Montessori elementary guide who is also a tech guy, web designer, and Quebec City tour guide:

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Oh, Hi Dad.

I’ll come play in a minute. I’m cooking now. Read more »

Repetition of Chosen Activity

Montessori speaks of exploration of the environment, engagement in an activity, and repetition of the chosen challenge as the child’s way of learning. No one forces this baby elephant to practice and refine his chosen activity. Read more »

It’s Not Sharing If It’s Forced

No, forced “sharing” is not sharing at all; it’s a perversion of the child’s inborn drive to self-construct an individual human being capable of spontaneous, authentic sharing. Read more »

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