New Generation Montessori Blog

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How to live in community The Montessori classroom radiates harmony and respect. Members address each other respectfully and in modulated tones. There are no raised voices; no rude or hurtful behavior. There is a busy hum of activity, yet also a profound respect for...

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Montessori 6-12

Third Stage Third Stage: Montessori 6-12 Elementary aged children, typically, can be characterised by their questioning minds, their ability to abstract and imagine, their moral and social orientation and their unlimited energy for research and exploration. They move...

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Montessori 3-6

Second Stage Second Stage: Montessori 3-6 Children between the age of birth and six possess an “absorbent mind”. This almost genius capacity for mental absorption enables them to learn their native tongue, to perfect movement and internalise order. Maria Montessori...

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Montessori 0 – 3

First Stage First Stage: Montessori 0-3 The first three years of life are the most fundamental in the development of human beings and their potential. The infant's physical development is phenomenal and apparent and inspires our care and attention. Yet a profound and...

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Unsolicited Evaluation is the Enemy of Creativity

Non-Directive Creativity blossoms in a non-controlling, non-judgmental environment. Children’s creativity has declined over the past two or three decades, a period during which children’s lives, both in and out of school, have become increasingly controlled and...

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A Montessori Approach to Toileting

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 is called the...

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Five Reasons to Stop Saying “Good Job!”

It Doesnt assure the children 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 citations to relevant...

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How is Montessori Different?

The real Difference From Association Montessori Internationale 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 themselves as well...

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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...

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