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Montessori and Creativity

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.  I have always wondered about this. I struggle with allowing freedom for the use of...

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Needs, Struggles and Peace

Needs, Struggles and Peace

What is a child’s need? Have we ever thought about it? When needs of young children arise and they express them by crying, we as adults assume what they need without much observation or consideration. We take control and do not allow the child to try to meet his or...

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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

Introduction A Montessorian, Chris Trostel, wrote (below) 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 share with all of you. I have edited it for...

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