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LEARNING OUTCOMES IN A MONTESSORI CLASSSROOM On January 25, the Walnut Farm Montessori teachers and staff hosted a Parent Education Meeting on The Learning Outcomes in a Montessori Classroom. We also shared a slide show of children working in our own Montessori classroom environments, evidencing the ways in which these outcomes are visible each day […]

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One of the formative experiences of my early twenties was taking the Dale Carnegie Course in Public Speaking and Human Relations. Each class we focused on a tenet of Carnegie’s philosophy, one of which is to give sincere, honest appreciation. But giving honest and sincere appreciation can be a difficult skill to master. Some compliments […]

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What do you think of when you hear or see the word amazing? How do you define the word? The Webster Dictionary defines amazing as “causing great surprise or sudden wonder.” Recently, I listened to a speaker tell the story of how her two boys, ages 3 and 5, find everything in their world AMAZING. From […]

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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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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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