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I know that many of our adult learners and parent readers want to know more about learning differences. In this issue, I present an article written by a current Age of Montessori student who is comple...
Years ago, I learned a way to see, enter into, and work through difficult conversations. As a school administrator, the following technique can benefit you.
Should I Become a Montessori Teacher? Choosing the right career path is one of the most important decisions we’ll make in our lives.
Homework: Essential or Excessive? The pros and cons of homework and strategies for finding that elusive balance between school and home life.
The Montessori method is applicable at home. Here are six ways that you and your child can benefit from Maria Montessori’s wisdom this summer:
Fads come and go, fads in education are no exception. So why has Montessori education stood the test of time despite being over a hundred years old?
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than to snuggle up with your little ones and these 6 perfect picture books for Mother's Day.
As parents, we want our children to have solid self-esteem to become healthy, happy, fulfilled adults. Here are five ways to Raise a Confident Child.
Nature inspires learning, some of the most beautiful of Montessori's fundamentals are the lessons learned from caring for our planet and all living things.
If your child is six or under and you are looking for that perfect preschool, here are a few things to keep in mind: 10 Things that Make a Preschool Great
"Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth..." 20 fun ways to get your kids (and maybe yourself) off the couch:
Pros and cons of a Montessori education. As parents, we have many different factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right school...
Wondering how to celebrate the upcoming day of hearts and kisses with young children? Here's a list of eight great picture books for Valentine's Day.
The Fundamental Needs of Mankind is an “organized and systematic” way to capture the child’s imagination and organize teaching materials...
Cosmic Education starts with the whole, (i.e. the universe), and works toward the parts, (i.e. individual cultures, history, geography, life forms, etc.)
No parent likes to spank, but sometimes it's hard to know what else to do. Here are five things to do instead of spanking...
Montessori education. Yes, you've heard of it. But what is it reallyand how does it differ from other educational programs?
Expelled from Preschool? “No child is more in need of a...boosting preschool experience than a child who is being expelled or suspended from a preschool.”
Multicultural holiday picture books, fun and informative children's books about the wonderful holidays and traditions celebrated around the world.
Ask any parent why they think preschool is important and you’ll probably hear “social skills” listed among the highest priorities--and with good reason.
Children need the right tools at the right time, parents can maximize their child’s natural desire to learn by understanding what children need and when...
Your Child’s Developmental “Windows of Opportunity.” These windows of opportunity are what Montessori called “sensitive periods.”
As parents, we all want our children to thrive, mentally, physically, and emotionally. But it isn’t easy to know exactly what he or she needs, and when...
Help them be their best. Join our movement to bring understanding, confidence, and a little more peace into parenting across the globe.
Montessori Inspired Autumn Spice Scent Bottles and Recipe. Scent or smelling bottles are a classic part of the Montessori curriculum...
Is Recess Necessary or Just a lot of Fluff? Recess meets so many physical, social, emotional, and academic needs, recess for all is a goal worth pursuing.
Grab a mug of spiced cider and cuddle up with the kids; it’s time to enjoy these Seven Awesome Picture Books for Autumn!
“These words reveal the child’s inner needs; ‘Help me to do it alone’.” Here are a few ways that you can benefit from the wisdom of Montessori at home
Tips for Choosing a Montessori School--Some are exemplary and others…not so much. So, it is up to us parents to make sure we’re getting the real thing.
Why We Need to Share the Wisdom of Montessori “People need this…it is an awakening of everything we want for our children.”
Differences between Montessori and traditional teachers. The teachermust have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work
Differences between Traditional and Montessori Elementary. More and more people are now discovering the benefits of Montessori for the elementary years.
Five tried-and true potty training tips that really work according to real parents!
Montessori Gardening When you think about it, it really doesn’t make sense to expect all children to thrive in the same “garden.”
This Montessori-inspired cooking idea provides a great treat for Dad and is a fantastic sensory activity for children of any age.
Parents can teach your children to read! For a comprehensive, step-by-step program that includes everything you will need to teach your child to read...
Parents, you can teach your child to read! For a comprehensive, step-by-step program that includes everything you need to teach your child to read...
Peace education is a fundamental part of the Montessori classroom. These lessons can also be helpful and effective outside the classroom.
Empathy is probably the greatest single gift of our species. I think one of the most important things to teach children is empathy...
Making Sense of Sensory Materials
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.
Bring On the May Flowers Edible tulips
Many believe that practical life lessons are the single most important part of the Montessori environment.
When we see a child in this light, we would more properly call his ‘conversion’ a ‘normalization.’
Though they are perceived as opposites, liberty and discipline are in fact two sides of the same coin.
Montessori Culinary Celebration: Irish Soda Bread (a Super Fun, Child-friendly Recipe!)
Given the many individual differences of our children, does it make sense to teach all children the same lesson at the same time?
Here is a collection of Montessori inspired activities for President's Day, created by some of the web's best Montessori bloggers.
Sensitive periods are the [child’s] burning fire of interest in something, during the period of time that a child acquires a new specific skill.
This is education, understood as help to life.
The child works to satisfy himself, while the adult works to accomplish an external end. Montessori called this the two poles of humanity.
People with high EQ tend to be more successful in life...So what can you do to help nurture your child’s emotional intelligence?
Why teach children self-discipline
A Montessori education is the best gift you'll ever give your child or grandchild because children learn to think creatively, not just memorize and repeat.
Role-modeling is an important tool in helping our children understand love of learning, respect, and treating others with compassion.
According to Maria Montessori, babies experience life, learn, and develop intelligence through the use of the senses
Here is a collection of 100 plus Montessori inspired activities for Thanksgiving week, created by some of the web's best Montessori bloggers.
Thanks to Dr. Elisabeth Caspari’s determination and dedication to high standards, Age of Montessori is able to bring the most authentic training possible to those seeking Maria Montessori’s true messa...
100+ Montessori-Friendly Toys and Gifts for Infants and Toddlers
T'is is the holiday season and the best time to give thanks for all that we have, so why waste those gorgeous gourds just because Halloween is over?
Inspired by the wisdom of Montessori, here are 10 tips for parents - helpful reminders of good-parenting practices we forget in the hustle of daily life.
The real preparation for education is the study of one's self. The training of the teacher is something far more than the learning of ideas.
Maria Montessori understood the importance of learning through nature, especially in autumn.
With the proper training, you can ensure that your children receive the very best early education
Many people are under the impression that older children need a more conventional model of education. On the contrary: Montessori works at every age.
Maria Montessori-- an outspoken promoter of peace --spread her message about the important connection between early education and peace
Nature Journaling With Upper and Lower Elementary Children
integrating gardening into Montessori Elementary curricula is the perfect way to fulfill the child’s developmental needs for connection with nature.
A truly authentic Montessori Teacher Training program will have a strong emphasis on the spiritual preparation of teachers-to-be.
It is important to continue to foster your child’s educational experience at home and to provide a rich learning environment.
Parents hear that the Montessori schools discourage the use of creativity and imagination. This is an inaccurate generalization of what Montessori taught.
Keeping the Montessori philosophy as a way of life, rather than an educational philosophy helps a parent to discourage any sense of entitlement.
Knowing what to expect allows parents, teachers and caregivers to provide the environment to fulfill the child’s needs during these stages of development.
People consider Montessori education to be exclusively for the elite. In fact, Montessori's first school kept underprivileged kids off the streets of Rome.
As a teacher or parent of a 6-12 year-old, it is important to understand that children’s needs change as they transition from primary to elementary school.
Just about every early childhood setting has rhythm sticks for children to play at music time, and they are the “cat’s meow” as far as I am concerned.
A Montessori elementary school helps children to expand their social awareness by studying various cultures, language, history, geography, and science.
How can the Montessori educational approach help raise an independent child? Montessori education teaches children confidence, self-reliance, independence.
An early environment that invites a child to actively participate is imperative to your child's development.
If you are new to Montessori education, you might ask is 'What makes Montessori different?' Ten Big differences between Montessori and Traditional Education
FAQ: Montessori, Freedom and Discipline. Common misconception: You Should Never Tell Children What to Do/Not to Do, Right?
Good quality Montessori training is a very deep study of childhood development; it is a spiritual transformation; it is an analysis of everything it takes to help the child.
Rather than an educational method's inventor, Montessori saw herself as a discoverer of a natural phenomenon based on a lifetime of keen observation.
Did you know that 1 out of every 50 children is diagnosed with ASD? What You Need to Know about Rising Rates of Autism and Dyslexia.
Top 5 reasons to become a Montessori Teacher. Becoming a Montessory early childhood teacher is an excellent career choice. Here's why...