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A glimpse into Age of Montessori’s residency in beautiful Bozeman, Montana

Age of Montessori’s 15-day in person residency is a brief but fundamental component of becoming a MACTE accredited Montessori teacher. In just over two weeks, the summer intensive gives students hands on training with the materials and a chance to practice lessons in-person with faculty. Additionally, this is a time to connect with fellow students and […]

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Mary Ellen Maunz sheds light on the secret of Montessori elementary education

One of the most important concepts for the elementary teacher to understand is that you must engage the interest of the child, explains Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder and Program Director, Age of Montessori. It is not enough for the teacher to offer information to students if the students are not paying attention because they […]

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What is the International Montessori Congress?

July 27-30, 2017, the 28th International Montessori Congress (IMC) will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. The IMC is an international meeting of Montessori educators and professionals, which currently takes place every four years. Since Dr. Maria Montessori established her organization, Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in 1929, these congresses have taken place regularly, each time […]

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Homework: Essential or Excessive?

Is homework an essential tool for a quality education, or an infringement on important family time? In the webinar titled, “The Great Controversy: Homework,” Age of Montessori’s founder and Program Director, Mary Ellen Maunz, and elementary teacher at  Middle Creek Montessori, Kristen Nowak, discuss the pros and cons of homework and reveal several helpful strategies […]

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6 Ways to Benefit from Montessori’s Wisdom this Summer

Can you believe it–it’s almost summer! Whoa! Where did the school year go? Are you a parent wondering how you’ll keep all the wonderful benefits of your child’s Montessori education going once school is out? Never fear! The Montessori method is just as applicable at home as it is in the classroom. Here are six […]

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6 Perfect Picture Books for Mother’s Day

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to snuggle up and read beautifully written and illustrated books with your children? If your little ones are still small enough for story time–rejoice! They really DO grow up so fast. Don’t miss this chance to spend some special time together; slow down, reconnect and just enjoy […]

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5 Ways to Raise Confident Kids

As parents, we want our children to have solid self-esteem to build on as they grow up and face the choices and challenges of becoming healthy, happy, fulfilled adults. Self-confidence is an essential ingredient in the recipe for a rewarding life. The Montessori Method is especially mindful of your child’s developing self-esteem and its ultimate […]

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The Why’s and How’s of Teaching Your Child Courtesy and Respect

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve no doubt noticed our culture’s current trend toward discourteous and disrespectful behavior. Whether it’s something in the news (or fake news, as they say) or a more immediate source–such as the middle-finger brandishing driver that cut you off this morning–our daily lives (and our children’s) are filled with […]

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Why Connect with Nature?

Nowadays, children are spending more and more time indoors…think of all the developmental opportunities they’re missing! What can your child learn from nature? As your child observes the way leaves move and sway in the wind, he is developing his vision. As your child hears the many layers of sound in nature, her hearing is […]

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