5 Excellent Ways to Teach Empathy

Why Teach Empathy? I recently participated in a writing challenge called NAPIBOWRIWEE, or National Picture Book Writing Week.” During this event, participants are challenged to write one picture book a day for seven days. On each day of the challenge, there is an inspirational blogpost with guest authors, illustrators, editors, or agents. The first blog […]

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Top 10 Questions Parents Ask About Montessori

OK, Parents: you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Age of Montessori understands that as a parent, you’ve got some important decisions to make. And that means you’re going to have some important questions. Parents need the facts in order to make the best choices for their children, and we’d like to help. In the words […]

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Age of Montessori Professional Development Day in Bozeman Leaves Teachers Spellbound

April 9th was a big day at our Age of Montessori office as we hosted more than 20 infant-toddler teachers from the Bozeman area. We had a full agenda of 8 hours of Montana approved professional development for the teachers. Covering a wide range of topics pertinent to the guides of our youngest children, we […]

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Montessori Concept Clip: The Practice of Practical Life Lessons

The Montessori Method of educating was created through an in-depth understanding of child development. Based on her detailed knowledge of the way children naturally learn and grow, Maria Montessori structured her educational method around four main avenues of learning: Practical Life Sensorial Development Development of Language Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind Practical Life and […]

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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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