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Why We Need to Share the Wisdom of Montessori

“People need this…it is an awakening of everything we want for our children.” ~ Mary Ellen Maunz, Age of Montessori Founder, Program Director The wisdom of Montessori is much more than an educational method, it is a way of life. It’s an in-depth understanding of the child’s stages of development and the ability to guide his […]

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Five Things that Montessori Teachers Do Differently

The teacher, when she begins to work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work.  ~ Dr. Maria Montessori, “The Absorbent Mind” Have Faith One of the biggest differences between Montessori and traditional teachers is the way the teacher perceives the child. You may have heard […]

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Age of Montessori Graduates New Teachers AND Master Teachers!

June and July have been busy months for us! We have conducted two summer Residencies for early childhood this year, along with an Elementary 1 & 2 Residency. We have two more to go before summer is up! It fills our team with such joy to serve so many teachers to-be! It is a wonder […]

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Five BIG Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary Education

Many people are familiar with Montessori at the preschool level. But more and more people are now discovering the benefits of Montessori for the elementary years. If you are new to Montessori elementary education, you might be wondering if Montessori is really that different from traditional elementary programs. The answer is that they are in fact […]

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Elementary I & II Course in Full Swing AND MACTE Evaluation is Behind Us!

Our Three Evaluator, Three-Day Onsite Inspection is Successfully Behind Us!   Things are moving right along at Grace Montessori Academy in Billings, Montana, where we are holding our first Elementary Residency. The elementary course for Elementary certification consists of a full academic year of online study of the philosophy, psychology and practical aspects of classroom […]

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Father’s Day Breakfast – Banana Pecan Pancakes

Something Special for Dad on Father’s Day Sunday is Father’s Day and children enjoy making something special for Dad. This Montessori-inspired cooking idea provides a great treat for Dad and is a fantastic sensory activity for children of any age.  Children learn from exploring the sight of the ingredients, feeling the textures, smelling the spices, hearing the clink-and-whirl of […]

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You Can Teach Early Literacy Skills to your Child–Part 2

Last week’s blog introduced the five essential skills for the foundations of literacy according to Master Montessori teacher and Early Reading Specialist, Randall Klein. In the free online webinar entitled “Essential Skills for Beginning and Struggling Readers,” Randall Klein lists these steps as: Beginning sound isolation Using the alphabetic principle to identify sounds of letters […]

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Why Montessori for the Elementary Years?

Presenters: Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder and Program Director, Age of Montessori Tani Kingston,B.A., Executive Director, Age of Montessori Montessori has been known for more than 100 years, largely as a great early childhood program. More and more families, including those at more than 300 US public schools, are choosing to enroll their children in […]

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