Maria Montessori developed a revolutionary way to teach very young children to read, it is this aspect of her method that initially brought her to fame. Her method aligned with the now-studied science of reading so well, that modern research cites her as a pioneer in the field. An impressive legacy. Her reading program used…
Building the School The county inspector was on board with the school above the garage! We treat it the same as a living space over a garage, which just means we need extra fire prevention materials. The space will need to be ADA compatible, which means we need a wheelchair stairlift and a large bathroom….
On June 10, 2019, I wrote in my planner, “I am going to open a Montessori School.” I had no idea how to do that, but that wasn’t a good reason to not try.
The Second Great Lesson is meant to show, in broad strokes, how life on Earth has changed throughout time.
One of the most obvious differences between traditional public school and Montessori schools are the multi-age learning environments. This practice is so important to the Montessori method, that a school must have the multi-year age span to call itself a Montessori school! In a mixed-age classroom children stay with the same teacher for three or…
The Prepared Montessorian Elementary Diploma Program is a fully accredited online Montessori training program, and I highly recommend it.
Free tutorial for making all four of the Montessori Mobiles. These mobiles are the first material that a Montessori baby will use!
Do you remember fractions from your elementary school days? I remember them only as memorized algorithms- a set of rules to do this when that happens- but not knowing why those were the steps. It wasn’t until my Montessori training that I gained a real understanding of what a fraction is and how to perform…
The Montessori Timeline of Life is an iconic material used in the elementary classroom. It serves as a framework for the entire zoology, botany and geology curriculum.
The First Great Lesson awakens awe and wonder in the child, and gives them a framework to hang later physical earth and science lessons from.