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Valuing Morality in Education

Valuing Morality in Education

“Moral Education is the source of that spiritual equilibrium on which everything else depends and which may be compared to that physical equilibrium or sense of balance, without which it is impossible to stand upright or to move into any other position.” - Maria...

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Do real things

Do real things

Forward to "Do real things" A Montessorian, Chris Trostel, wrote the article below on "Do real things" to share with others and I found it absolutely wonderful! If I knew how to write so beautifully, I would have said the same things! So I am borrowing her write-up to...

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Not “us” versus “them”

Not “us” versus “them”

Introduction A few days ago, I had a conversation with a friend whose child is in a Montessori school. She said to me, “You know, I love Montessori and when I read about all the positive outcomes in Montessori children, I feel I would love to see them in my child, but...

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Guidelines on sharing at home

Guidelines on sharing at home

Introduction to some guidelines on sharing at home The first time I walked into a Montessori environment, I noticed an evident absence of duplicate materials on the work shelves. A material was also not pre-assigned to a child by the guides. This meant that the...

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Normalisation leading to self-confidence

Normalisation leading to self-confidence

“Wait while observing, that is the motto of the educator.” Dr. Maria Montessori   In Montessori education, the term “normalisation” has a specialised meaning. “Normal” does not refer to what is considered to be “typical” or “average” or even “usual”....

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