Montessori In The Classroom

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0307829472
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What really happens inside a Montessori classroom? How do teachers teach? How do children learn? This fascinating day-by-day record of a year in the life of a Montessori classroom answers these questions by providing an illuminating glimpse of the Montessori method in action.

Montessori Today

Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Editor: Schocken
ISBN: 0307761320
Size: 15,71 MB
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Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.

Montessori Learning In The 21st Century

Author: M. Shannon Helfrich
Editor: Newsage Press
ISBN: 9780939165605
Size: 18,90 MB
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"A resource for teachers and parents interested in Montessori education and Dr. Maria Montessori's observations on child development. Discusses Montessori education and its viability in the 21st century. Explains the basic elements of child development through the lens of Montessori philosophy and neuroscientific findings"-- Provided by publisher.

Understanding Montessori

Author: Maren Schmidt
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598589741
Size: 18,87 MB
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In Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents Maren Schmidt explains the how's and why's of Montessori education while asserting that authentic Montessori education is the most effective way for children to learn. What is Montessori Education? Montessori education, more than anything, is about understanding and aiding the child's natural process of growth and learning. The principles, methods, and materials that Dr. Montessori pioneered over one-hundred years ago are not only scientifically supported and researched, they are based on common sense. Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents will help parents understand the stages of childhood growth and learning and how Montessori education uniquely meets each child's learning needs. Understanding Montessori draws on the author's twenty-five years of working with children to explain in simple language what neuropsychologists are now finding that--children learn faster and more easily in a properly prepared Montessori classroom than in traditional settings. Montessori classrooms all over the world have proven that, when implemented faithfully, Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy works for children at all levels of ability and socio-economic circumstance. Montessori education offers an unmatched complement of principles, methods and materials that develop a child's mind like no other educational method. Understanding Montessori busts twelve major myths that prevent clear understanding of what Montessori education is and is not. The underlying principles of Montessori education are explained alongside children's developmental needs and how these two ideas create the foundations of Montessori methods, techniques and learning communities. Two chapters of the book provide in depth questionnaires for finding and assessing a quality Montessori school, along with details for accessing downloadable copies of these questionnaires. Every group has their own set of key words and Montessori educators are no exception. Chapter 10 explains basic childhood development and Montessori terms with clear and easy to understand definitions. Three key ways to assure your child's success are offered in Chapter 8, followed in the next chapter with ten ways that we as parents benefit from considering a child's point of view. Understanding Montessori promises to explain the basics of Montessori education so that you can make informed decisions about this powerful learning method when a parent's time is in short supply. Montessori education may be the most important choice you make for your child. Learn more by reading Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents.

Children Of The Universe

Author: Michael Duffy
ISBN: 9780939195435
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Cosmic Education, detailed here, can introduce elementary-age children to the universal values that can save us from wars and planetary destruction...My purpose in publishing (this book) is to bring home to teachers the importance of helping students to see themselves, not as self-engrossed individuals, but as Children of the Universe with all that this image entails. -Aline D. Wolf


Author: Angeline Stoll Lillard
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199981523
Size: 10,62 MB
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Traditional American schooling is in constant crisis because it is based on two poor models for children's learning: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. School reforms repeatedly fail by not penetrating these models. One hundred years ago, Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, based on her observations of how they naturally learn. Does Montessori education provide a viable alternative to traditional schooling? Do Dr. Montessori's theories and practices stand up to the scrutiny of modern-day developmental psychology? Can developmental psychology tell us anything about how and why Montessori methods work? In Montessori, the author shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori: Current scientific research provides astounding support for her major insights. She presents the research concerning eight insights that are foundational to Montessori education and describes how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works. Montessori however, does much more than explain the scientific basis for Montessori's system. Amid the clamor for evidence-based education, this book presents the studies that show how children learn best, makes clear why many traditional practices come up short, and describes an ingenious alternative that works. Everyone interested in education, at all levels and in all forms, will take from this book a wealth of insights on how to improve teaching effectiveness. Montessori is indispensable reading for anyone interested in what psychologists know about human learning and development.

A Parents Guide To The Montessori Classroom

Author: Aline D. Wolf
ISBN: 9780939195404
Size: 10,23 MB
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Teaching Montessori In The Home

Author: Elizabeth Hainstock
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0307823342
Size: 19,48 MB
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Claim quality togetherness with your child and fully enjoy the sensitive and formative years from two to five by adopting proven teaching techniques in your own home. This acclaimed guide puts the entire range of the Montessori system within your reach, so you can make the most of your child's vital years. Teaching Montessori in the Home has already helped thousands of parents with the techniques, exercises, and easy-to-make Montessori materials that are essential for success.

Maria Montessori

Author: Rita Kramer
Editor: Diversion Books
ISBN: 1635761093
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"Highly recommended for educators, parents, and moderate feminists who seek inspiration from one of the most accomplished women of this or any other age."—Publishers Weekly The definitive biography of Maria Montessori—physician, feminist, social reformer, educator, and one of the most admired, influential, and controversial women of the twentieth century. Maria Montessori effected a worldwide revolution in the classroom. She developed a new method of educating the young and inspired a movement that carried it into every corner of the world. This is the story of the woman behind the public figure—her accomplishments, her ideas, and her passions. Montessori broke the mold imposed on women in the nineteenth century and forged a new one, first for herself and eventually for those who came after her. Against formidable odds she became the first woman to graduate from the medical school of the University of Rome and then devoted herself to the condition of children considered uneducable at the time. She developed a teaching method that enabled them to do as well as normal children, a method which then led her to found a new kind of school—the Casa dei Bambini, or House of Children—which gained her worldwide fame and still pervades classrooms wherever young children learn. This biography is not only the story of a groundbreaking feminist but a vital chapter in the history of education.

Practicing Reality

Author: Caitlin O'Connor
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Play has been a controversial term in the Montessori classroom since Dr. Montessori claimed the word "work" as both a noun and a verb to describe her children's activities. However, many activities that are termed "work" in the Montessori classroom might be called "play" in a traditional preschool. In addition, evidence of playful learning can be seen throughout the Montessori philosophy. Current research demonstrates that play is beneficial for children in a variety of developmental areas, and different types of play is expected and associated with different stages. The Montessori philosophy is dedicated to meeting all of the developmental needs of the "whole child" so that he or she may grow into an intellectually curious, compassionate, peaceful, and productive member of society. Montessori teachers must consider play as a developmental area, and observe and guide the children's movement in the classroom to support their growth. This action research aims to introduce materials and activities that could be termed "play" or contain play-like qualities into the classroom with the same amount of preparation, analysis, and sequencing as all of the other Montessori materials, with an informed perspective based on knowledge and observation.