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Fourth Great Lesson: The Story of Writing | Complete Script

Fourth Great Lesson: The Story of Writing | Complete Script

The Fourth Great Lesson in Montessori education narrates humanity’s transition from oral to written communication through three vignettes. From the first cave paintings to cuneiform. This foundational story connects with children, aiding them in understanding language’s evolution and its role in human progress, setting the stage for subsequent lessons in the Montessori Elementary curriculum.

Reading Program Q&A

Reading Program Q&A

I get a fair number of email questions and I spend a lot of time in these one-on-one messages crafting a meaningful response. I like being helpful, but the big downside is that only one person ever sees the response, even though many people may have the same question.  I’ve gathered up some of the…

Montessori Planes of Development: A Guide to Understanding Child Development

Montessori Planes of Development: A Guide to Understanding Child Development

Montessori’s planes of development are a framework that helps us understand the different stages of a child’s growth and development. We will discuss the four planes of development, as well as the characteristics and needs of children at each stage. This information can be helpful for parents, educators, and anyone who is interested in learning more about child development.

Read on to learn more about the Montessori planes of development!

May 2023 Q&A – Literature in the Classroom

May 2023 Q&A – Literature in the Classroom

Do you have any suggestions on how to curate literature for children? And how to build literacy through them? Do you use reading comprehension questions/writing exercises?

What are your thoughts about movies in the classroom?

Is your reading program is suitable for parents with children in conventional school? Would this be conflicting or confusing for the child?

How do you use the Geography Charts?

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The Montessori Long Black Strip: A Powerful Tool for Teaching Children the History of Earth

The Montessori Long Black Strip: A Powerful Tool for Teaching Children the History of Earth

The Long Black Strip is a Montessori material that is used to teach children about the age of the Earth and the relative shortness of human history. It is a long, black strip of fabric that is unrolled to represent the 4.6 billion years since Earth’s formation. A small, red strip at the end represents…