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The Ten Secrets of Montessori – #10 Spontaneous Joy!

Social grace, inner discipline and joy. These are the birthright of the human being who has been allowed to develop essential human qualities. ~Maria Montessori Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be exact. Lucky for us, Mary Ellen Maunz, M. Ed., founder and Program Director of Age of Montessori, is willing to share the treasure of […]

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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#9 Normalization

Actually the normal child is one who is precociously intelligent, who has learned to overcome himself and to live in peace, and who prefers a disciplined task to futile idleness. When we see a child in this light, we would more properly call his ‘conversion’ a ‘normalization.’ ~Maria Montessori  Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be […]

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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#7 Freedom of Choice

He must have absolute freedom of choice, and then he requires nothing but repeated experiences, which will become increasingly marked by interest and serious attention during his acquisition of some desired knowledge. ~Maria Montessori  Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be exact. Lucky for us, Mary Ellen Maunz, M. Ed., founder and Program Director of Age […]

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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#6 The Prepared Environment

The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult. ~Maria Montessori  Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be exact. Lucky for us, Mary Ellen Maunz, M. Ed., founder and Program Director of Age of Montessori, is willing to share the treasure of […]

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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#5 Individual Differences

When the independent life of the child is not recognized with its own characteristics and its own ends, when the adult man interprets these characteristics and ends, which are different from his, as being errors in the child which he must make speed to correct, there arises between the strong and the weak a struggle […]

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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#2 Help to Life

This is education, understood as a help to life; [t]his is the bright new hope for mankind. Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be exact. Lucky for us, Mary Ellen Maunz, M. Ed., founder and Program Director of Age of Montessori, is willing to share the treasure of information within these secrets, and to explain exactly […]

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The Ten Secrets of Montessori-#1 Two Poles of Humanity

The child works for the pure pleasure of activity, to satisfy himself, while the adult works to accomplish some external end. Montessori called this “the two poles” of humanity. Maria Montessori uncovered secrets–ten to be exact. Lucky for us, Mary Ellen Maunz, M. Ed., founder and Program Director of Age of Montessori, is willing to […]

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