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Montessori and Creativity

Montessori and Creativity

Introduction People sometimes say Montessori is too rigid. They say that the materials have to be used in a certain way and children are restricted in their creative expression by virtue of that.  My thoughts I have always wondered about this. I struggle with allowing...

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Free Choice

Free Choice

“Now the attention which one pays to things is not passive, but they correspond to an activity and an inner meaning. We do not take the world as it is, but as we are. It is not the picture of the world that is in us, (rather) it is our own picture. It is not the world...

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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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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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