The Tendencies of Humans

Throughout history, humans have relied on their ingenuity and adaptability for survival. Regardless of race, country, or culture, people follow similar patterns of exploration, inventiveness, and creativity. After years of careful observation, Maria Montessori was able to identify eleven important tendencies that compel human beings to construct and refine the world around them. What do […]

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December 2016 – Toddler Article

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy” (Montessori).  There is a sense of peace and inner discipline amongst the toddlers right now. They are comfortable in their environment and have been working hard. We must not interrupt a concentrating child. Though this can be hard, it […]

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December 2016 – Primary Article

The holiday season has begun, but the primary children are keeping themselves busy with work! Since the beginning of the school year, they have developed greater levels of concentration, learned to work more independently, and gained skills to resolve conflicts with their peers in peaceful manners. Students are independently choosing the lessons they have been […]

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The Great Lessons in the Montessori Lower Elementary

During the first weeks of school and throughout the year, the lower elementary children participate in what Montessori called, The Great Lessons.  These lessons catapult the students into various studies in our cultural curriculum.  Though we repeat these lessons each year, as your child progresses in age, so does the depth of their understanding and […]

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Normalization

Normalization occurs when the children’s unconscious energies are allowed to develop freely without obstacles. In approximately six to eight weeks, the children will be able to work in their environment free of deviations, such as missing home or feeling unsure in a new environment with a different routine. When this occurs, their minds and bodies […]

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Toddlers at Montessori

We are very excited about the new school year.  It has been a pleasure getting to know all of our new families and having our returning families back with us again.  We always enjoy observing the growth that takes place in an environment made to encourage development to the fullest potential. Our toddler friends have […]

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To Have Peace, Teach Peace

In the minute-by-minute clash of news from around the world, peace seems an elusive goal. Peace, though, is not dependent on rest of the world’s cooperation. Peace begins with the individual and the individual’s decision to lead a peaceful life. Peace must be chosen, and we need to teach others to choose peace, joy and […]

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