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.
Davie is an earnest little boy who has been promised a little black rabbit as a gift. Saturday is a long way off, a whole “six long waiting days still to wait”, and we experience that passage of time through the lense of this child.
The nature of being young is to not have a lot of worldly experience and to not know how things could be different; children take the world as it is concretely and can’t yet imagine it being another way.