Archive | Montessori Method Introduction by Mary Ellen Maunz

Montessori’s Prepared Environment

The prepared environment is a key feature of the Montessori classroom. Before Maria Montessori had some built, no one had thought of having child-sized tables and chairs. No one manufactured child-sized brooms and mops. Montessori tells of going shopping in New York City with noted educator, John Dewey, looking for some child-sized furniture for the […]

Continue Reading

Help to Life

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What is education supposed to do?” I started asking myself this question as a young Montessori teacher and later as a mother, especially when my own children hit some challenging times in school. I have thought about it for years and read a number of authors on the […]

Continue Reading