Understanding Montessori

A Guide for Parents
Author: Maren Schmidt,Dana Schmidt
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1598589741
Category: Education
Page: 280
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In Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents Maren Schmidt explains the how's and why's of Montessori education while asserting that authentic Montessori education is the most effective way for children to learn. What is Montessori Education? Montessori education, more than anything, is about understanding and aiding the child's natural process of growth and learning. The principles, methods, and materials that Dr. Montessori pioneered over one-hundred years ago are not only scientifically supported and researched, they are based on common sense. Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents will help parents understand the stages of childhood growth and learning and how Montessori education uniquely meets each child's learning needs. Understanding Montessori draws on the author's twenty-five years of working with children to explain in simple language what neuropsychologists are now finding that--children learn faster and more easily in a properly prepared Montessori classroom than in traditional settings. Montessori classrooms all over the world have proven that, when implemented faithfully, Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy works for children at all levels of ability and socio-economic circumstance. Montessori education offers an unmatched complement of principles, methods and materials that develop a child's mind like no other educational method. Understanding Montessori busts twelve major myths that prevent clear understanding of what Montessori education is and is not. The underlying principles of Montessori education are explained alongside children's developmental needs and how these two ideas create the foundations of Montessori methods, techniques and learning communities. Two chapters of the book provide in depth questionnaires for finding and assessing a quality Montessori school, along with details for accessing downloadable copies of these questionnaires. Every group has their own set of key words and Montessori educators are no exception. Chapter 10 explains basic childhood development and Montessori terms with clear and easy to understand definitions. Three key ways to assure your child's success are offered in Chapter 8, followed in the next chapter with ten ways that we as parents benefit from considering a child's point of view. Understanding Montessori promises to explain the basics of Montessori education so that you can make informed decisions about this powerful learning method when a parent's time is in short supply. Montessori education may be the most important choice you make for your child. Learn more by reading Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents.

Education for Human Development

Understanding Montessori
Author: Mario M. Montessori
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781851091690
Category: Child development
Page: 117
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Understanding the Montessori Approach

Early Years Education in Practice
Author: Barbara Isaacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113644680X
Category: Education
Page: 136
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"Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice.Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children this book:focuses on the key principles of the Montessori approach; explores ideas for working with parents and communities around the world;includes a chapter on the benefits and challenges of the Montessori Approach to childrens lives;highlights the key ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice;can be used as the basis for continuing professional development and action researchWritten to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, childrens centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers"--

Handbuch zur Montessori-Didaktik


Author: Harald Eichelberger
Publisher: StudienVerlag
ISBN: 3706557878
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Die didaktischen Werke Maria Montessoris sind mit der Ausnahme von Teilen der Psychoarithmetik im deutschen Sprachraum nicht veröffentlicht und nicht rezipiert worden. Das Handbuch zur Montessori-Pädagogik entwickelt anhand der Original-Texte eine zeitgemäße Darstellung eines didaktischen Leitfadens für die konkrete Arbeit mit Kindern. Den Schwerpunkt bilden dabei die inhaltlichen und methodischen Ordnungen der Mathematik, der Sprache und der kosmischen Erziehung, die hier für den Bereich der Grundschule dargestellt werden. Die 92 Abbildungen dieses Buches bieten eine didaktisch-methodisch gegliederte Übersicht über die Montessori-Entwicklungsmaterialien. Harald Eichelberger hat die wichtigsten Schriften von Maria Montessori in diesem Handbuch auf verständliche und nachvollziehbare Art und Weise aufbereitet.

The Philosophy of Maria Montessori:What It Means to Be Human


Author: Robert Buckenmeyer Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465326138
Category: Philosophy
Page: 152
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Dr. Maria Montessori opened the first Casa dei Bambini (Childrens House) on 6 January 1907 in San Lorenzo, Rome. Through her observations and work with these children she discovered their astonishing, almost effortless ability to learn. Thus began a century of great work uncovering the true nature of childhood. Times have changed, and science has made great progress, and so has our work; but our principles have only been confirmed, and along with them our conviction that mankind can hope for a solution to its problems, among which the most urgent are those of peace and unity, only by turning its attention and energies to the discovery of the child and to the development of the great potentialities of the human personality in the course of its formation. Dr. Montessori from the forward to The Discovery of the Child, Poona 1948

Montessori: A Modern Approach


Author: Paula Polk Lillard
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0307761339
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Montessori: A Modern Approach has been called the single best book for anyone -- educator, childcare professional, and especially parent -- seeking answers to the questions: What is the Montessori method? Are its revolutionary ideas about early childhood education relevant to today's world? And most important, especially for today's dual-career couples. Is a Montessori education right for my child? Paula Polk Lillard writes both as a trained educators and as a concerned parent -- she has many years as a public school teacher, but it was her enthusiasm for the education her own child experienced in a Montessori school that led her to become a leading voice in the Montessori movement in this country. Her book offers the clearest and most concise statement of the Montessori method of child development and education available today.

Montessori from the Start

The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three
Author: Paula Polk Lillard,Lynn Lillard Jessen
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 9780307558039
Category: Education
Page: 256
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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby's bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.

Montessori and Early Childhood

A Guide for Students
Author: Susan Feez
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205878
Category: Education
Page: 192
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Early childhood education across the world has been influenced by the pioneering work of Maria Montessori, and this book provides a complete overview of Montessori pedagogy and practice. It considers the Montessori approach within the context of early childhood education and care, and examines it in the light of new insights from the fields of neuroscience and child development. By helping the reader understand the influence of Montessori on contemporary early years policy and practice, the book outlines ideas relevant to all early years settings, and suggests ways for all early childhood educators to apply these ideas in practice. The book looks in detail at: - the Montessori story - the child as worker and the adult as observer - developing independence and concentration - using the senses to build the foundations for learning - early communication and language - early mathematics - cultural knowledge and understanding - Maria Montessori, and other early childhood pioneers Within each chapter are definitions of the key concepts of the Montessori approach, questions for reflection and discussion, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book focuses on the 3 to 6 age range. Susan Feez is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia.

How "Montessorian" are the Montessori Schools?

A Study of Selected "Montessori" Schools with Respect to Their Adherence to the Montessori Tradition
Author: Ethel M. Wheeler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education, Preschool
Page: 738
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Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice


Author: Barbara Isaacs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317572351
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? This book explains how the Montessori approach works offering guidance on planning and assessment methods alongside practical activities for practitioners to try. Throughout there are practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide range of settings to show how Montessori principles have been implemented. . This new edition has been fully updated to include: The revised areas of learning in the EYFS and how these link to Montessori practice An examination of early effective learning Approaches to effective learning in Montessori settings A new chapter on Montessori approaches to the assessment requirements of the EYFSquestions for reflection This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy


Author: D. C. Phillips
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483364755
Category: Education
Page: 952
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Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

The Mass Explained to Children


Author: Maria Montessori
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781621381198
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 100
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The Mass Explained to Children presents the beauty, depth, and simplicity of the traditional Latin Mass, helping to make it easily understandable for any and every child. With acute sensitivity to the purity and clarity of a child's mind and soul, Maria Montessori wisely instructs in how to prepare for Mass, explains how the altar is set up, and clarifies the meaning and use of the sacred vessels and other elements used during Mass. She describes also the role of the priest, the use and symbolism of vestments, and much more. Then she proceeds--in refreshingly straightforward language, and with abundant illustrations--to follow the order of the Mass as it slowly unfolds in word and gesture. This is a sure guide to the beauties of the traditional Mass for children of all ages, and at the same time a wonderful primer for adults who want to deepen their understanding of the Mass of the Ages.

Montessori

Her Method and the Movement : what You Need to Know
Author: Reginald Calvert Orem
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Montessori method of education
Page: 263
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Montessori for the New Millennium

Practical Guidance on the Teaching and Education of Children of All Ages, Based on A Rediscovery of the True Principles and Vision of Maria Montessori
Author: Roland A. Lubie Wentworth,Felix Wentworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135672857
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Although Montessori's name is almost universally known in education circles today, and there are countless nursery schools throughout the world using the "Montessori Method," the real core of her thinking has remained largely misunderstood. Most people regard the method as a system for the education of very young children. And most who have some direct experience of it, either as parent or teacher, would regard it as involving a certain set of procedures and specialized educational materials with clear and elaborate instructions for their use. However, the essence of Montessori's philosophy of education is in reality far broader than this, and contains a powerful message for educators everywhere. What is less well-known about Montessori's work is that she began by establishing the effectiveness of her approach at the pre-elementary level, but also strongly encouraged the extension of her method to the higher levels of education. Wentworth's purpose in writing this book is to elucidate this vital aspect of Maria Montessori's life's work and to show how it applies to real-life teaching situations. She believed that by transforming the process of children's education she could help to transform the attitudes of the adults they will later become, and so those of society and the world at large--a message she promoted as vitally relevant to the future of humankind as a whole.

Women in American Education, 1820-1955

The Female Force and Educational Reform
Author: June Edwards
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313319471
Category: Education
Page: 154
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Jane Addams, Maria Montessori, and Helen Parkhurst are among the eight educators Edwards (education, State U. of New York-Oneonta) profiles as having applied techniques now associated with Constructivism, an approach that involves students in active engagement, more responsibility, and often small g

The Tao of Montessori

Reflections on Compassionate Teaching
Author: Catherine McTamaney
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595865445
Category: Religion
Page: 174
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"If, like some, you regret that Montessori too rarely in her writings appreciated the humanity of teachers-their creativity, their curiosity, their doubts-this book stands as the perfect complement."-Jola-Montessori.com Evocative and unique, The Tao of Montessori offers a quiet balance to the noisy demands of teaching and parenting through a special blend of encouraging verse. Award-winning Montessori teacher Catherine McTamaney revisits the eighty-one verses of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching and relates them to the life and work of teachers, parents, and children. Originally meant to remind rather than direct and to show the way toward natural harmony in the world around and within us, Lao-tzu's verses find a new meaning through McTamaney's skillful mixture of spirituality and education. Take a moment to read a single stanza, then put it aside and muse upon its meaning. By revisiting one verse each day, you can relate its images to your life as a teacher, parent, or child. Whether you are familiar with the writings of Lao-tzu or are simply ready to explore a refreshingly contemplative perspective on children and teachers, The Tao of Montessori is a profound work of intellectual stimulation.

TIME Magazine Biography--Maria Montessori


Author: Garth Sundem
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1480768421
Category:
Page: 5
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Introduce biographies with fun, creative activities that teach literacy skills and more. Stimulate student interest with the color TIME Magazine cover. Focus on the background information, time line, comprehension questions, and extension ideas.

Montessori Learning in the 21st Century

A Guide for Parents & Teachers
Author: M. Shannon Helfrich
Publisher: Newsage Press
ISBN: 9780939165605
Category: Education
Page: 204
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"A resource for teachers and parents interested in Montessori education and Dr. Maria Montessori's observations on child development. Discusses Montessori education and its viability in the 21st century. Explains the basic elements of child development through the lens of Montessori philosophy and neuroscientific findings"-- Provided by publisher.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Montessori

The Science Behind the Genius
Author: Angeline Stoll Lillard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199981523
Category: Psychology
Page: 474
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Traditional American schooling is in constant crisis because it is based on two poor models for children's learning: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. School reforms repeatedly fail by not penetrating these models. One hundred years ago, Maria Montessori, the first female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, based on her observations of how they naturally learn. Does Montessori education provide a viable alternative to traditional schooling? Do Dr. Montessori's theories and practices stand up to the scrutiny of modern-day developmental psychology? Can developmental psychology tell us anything about how and why Montessori methods work? In Montessori, the author shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori: Current scientific research provides astounding support for her major insights. She presents the research concerning eight insights that are foundational to Montessori education and describes how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom. In reading this book, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, more important, why it happens and why it works. Montessori however, does much more than explain the scientific basis for Montessori's system. Amid the clamor for evidence-based education, this book presents the studies that show how children learn best, makes clear why many traditional practices come up short, and describes an ingenious alternative that works. Everyone interested in education, at all levels and in all forms, will take from this book a wealth of insights on how to improve teaching effectiveness. Montessori is indispensable reading for anyone interested in what psychologists know about human learning and development.