In View of Recent Events in Charlottsville

 We at Age of Montessori are grateful to hear from MACTE, our accrediting group with offices in Charlottsville, and join with them in the absolute determination that as we help our children live in peace and respect for all, we can and will change our world. — Mary Ellen Maunz MACTE’s Reflections on Recent Events […]

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AOM’s Teacher Education Program Stands Apart

What makes Age of Montessori’s Teacher Education program stand apart from so many others? From my perspective, it is difficult to describe in just a few words the high level of professionalism, individualized attention, depth of content and study that I received from my courses at Age of Montessori. I have attended graduate school and […]

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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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Montessori Education and Homework

Montessori Education and Homework

Presented by: Mary Ellen Maunz, Founder, Program Director and Kristen Nowak, Lower EL, Middlecreek Montessori Despite Americans’ attachment to homework, there is no research that validates its use. Don’t let meaningless homework get in the way of your child’s developmental needs. Family time is valuable too!

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