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The Inquisitive WHYs

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 by
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As we dive into geography mixed in with language lessons I keep getting questions from children like why does the earth fly through space? Why do platypuses lay eggs? Why is Australia so far away? Why, why, why? To a busy parent these might seem rather irritating but those are the best questions a learning child could ask and a sure sign of an inquisitive Continue reading the story "The Inquisitive WHYs"

Animals in the classroom and focusing

Posted on: January 17th, 2018 by
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I noticed that on the days when Oliver comes I children are more likely to focus on their work. They try to move around the classroom with more caution and keep the noise level down. They know he has sensitive ears! He comes in from time to time and our Montessori classsrom transforms into a focusing environment. Just are a look at this set: multiplication Continue reading the story "Animals in the classroom and focusing"

What did you learn in school today? Making learning visible.

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by
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On November 8, 2014 I attended an AMS conference in Chicago, sponsored by the Seton Montessori Institute. The theme of the conference was ""What did you do in school today?" Using documentation to make learning visible."" Inspired by what I learned from Dr. Pinciotti, the main speaker at the event, I decided to make a video about my own Montessori classroom: "What did we learn Continue reading the story "What did you learn in school today? Making learning visible."