Physical Education and Preschool age

Physical Education and Preschool age

Maria Montessori was concerned that preschool children, whose body proportions are still larger in the upper body, should be spared the rigors of strict physical workouts. She believed that a young child’s legs could be damaged by forced physical activity. Maria...
Four and five years old Entrepreneurs

Four and five years old Entrepreneurs

Happy Mother’s day! Practical life is real life. One of the things we include at New Generation Montessori Academy is the use of real life to plant seeds of knowledge on our children. For mother’s day we created an special project to honor the moms, but also it was an...
Why does Montessori have Multi Age Classrooms?

Why does Montessori have Multi Age Classrooms?

A Montessori environment (also known as classroom) groups a 3 year age span among the children.  In Pre-K, it’s 1 -3 and 3-6 years old.  In Lower Elementary, it’s 6-9 years old, and in Upper Elementary it’s 9-12 years old.  Maria Montessori found...

How is Montessori Different?

From Association Montessori Internationale The Real Difference The formation of children’s fundamental capacities is hugely important during the first years of life – not just academic learning but the ability to concentrate, persevere and think for...

Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!”

Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!” By Alfie Kohn NOTE: An abridged version of this article was published in Parents magazine in May 2000 with the title “Hooked on Praise.” For a more detailed look at the issues discussed here — as well as a comprehensive list of...

A Montessori Approach to Toileting

By Michael Olaf What is Montessori about? What are we trying to do as educators? “Follow the child.” “Give the child the independence on the levels they can handle.” The parent and teacher are there to assist the child. The Montessori Teacher trained at the 0-3 level...