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Classroom Competitions: Are They Worth It?

We’ve all heard it—bribes do not work, incentive programs do not work, punishment does not work, and labels hurt everyone. This is usually spoken of in the context of raising or educating children, and is often considered to be true. So let’s think about it. Are competitions, incentive programs or punishments ever effective? When you […]

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Montessori Education and Risk Management

  Even before being introduced to the Montessori concepts, I knew I wanted to raise independent children. The first parenting book I read was Raising Children Who Think for Themselves, by Elisa Medus. I am a natural fit for using Montessori methods except for one small problem: I have inherited the worry gene. My mind […]

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