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The two pictures below are beautiful and are great pictures of focus and concentration. The tongue hanging to the side of one child’s lip and the other not concerned at all by her friend watching her is priceless. In order to succeed or accomplish goals in life, one must be able to concentrate on the task. The task could be something that could be accomplished within an hour or it could take years. However long it takes to achieve, one must be able to keep a clear m...

During this time of the year, we are enjoying time off work spending time with family and friends, all while attempting to maintain so sort of normalcy with the children. Really, we can not fool ourselves by saying our holiday routine is somewhat close to our normal daily routine. Therefore, I was inspired to write, “Where is the Peace?” I am not writing it on the fact that my life is in chaos right now, but for the fact, I must remind myself to pull back from the c...

During my Montessori training, I read several books that helped me understand the life and work of Dr. Montessori. Reading about her experience of implementing the Silence Game in the children’s environment has always been an experience I want to share with the children in my class. On that day, Dr. Montessori held a small sleeping infant in her arm. The children in the classroom were drawn to the presence, stillness and silence of the sleeping infant. I can imagine...

I have worked in a Montessori classroom for a few years now. Despite the number of years, I am still amazed by the ownership and independent drive the children have for their classroom environment.

I arrive to the classroom each morning before the children enter. My morning routine usually, prepare the wash and rise water for dish washing, prepare the particle life area with water, sponges and other various material. Another norm for me is to set the tone by turning...

The philosophy of Dr. Montessori has taught us through practical life activities how to care for ourselves, care for the environment and care for others. These practices are visible when the children are washing their hands, watering the plants, and serving food to others in their class. This is known as purposeful work in a Montessori environment. Dr. Montessori said, “It is not just the practical life in a house, cleaning rooms, watering plants, etc., that is impo...

Parents naturally wonder if their child is on track with his development. We all want to make sure our children are making progress physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively as they get older. So, I am not surprised when parents ask me, “Is my child behind?” or “Is my child on track?” Montessorians don’t ask that question; for us, it is irrelevant because each child works to his ability and where he fits in a bell curve doesn’t matter. It can also be a prema...

If you ever played a team sport you understand the importance of every member on the team and the different roles each coach plays. The ultimate goal of everyone involved is to win. However, the definition of winning can vary from person to person. Some may view the success of each play as a win and another person may wait until the end the season to celebrate the big win. For this blog I will like to focus my view of the small team of three or four. The team includ...

At this time of year parents begin to think about how their child will handle the transition from one classroom to the next. Your child maybe transitioning from the toddler classroom to the primary classroom or maybe you have a child who is transitioning from high school to college. No matter when or where your child is transitioning from and to, not only does the child experience transitional anxiety but the parents do too. In order to help relieve some of the anxi...

Currently I am taking an administration course, in the course of which I researched the benefits of empowering the staff and the results such empowerment would have on the school. As I got to the end of my research I discovered interesting facts. I would like to share with you.

The leader holds the responsibility to empower, motivate, lead, and provide opportunities for growth for the staff. Those being empowered should feel a genuine excitement to work with leaders...

From time to time parents are concerned about when their child will form friendships with other students or why won’t they let my child play with them, or is it strange that my child prefers to play alone. As educators we are asked these questions. We acknowledge their concerns and do our best to assure them that there is a process that we guide but not control. As children grow and mature they learn what friendships are all about and in their time they learn how to...

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