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Going Out? A True Montessori Experience

Going Out? A True Montessori Experience

What is going out?  Why is it important?  How does it connect to a student’s learning?   Maria Montessori said, “When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let us take the child out to show him real things instead of making objects which represent ideas and closing […]

Diary of a Teacher: Working as Though I Do Not Exist

Diary of a Teacher: Working as Though I Do Not Exist

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher..is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” – Maria Montessori This ultimately is one of the goals of every Montessori teacher in their classroom: to be able to watch your students purposefully working and learning, as if you, […]

Teacher Series: Creating a Dream Environment on a Discount Budget

Teacher Series: Creating a Dream Environment on a Discount Budget

The Montessori curriculum provides children with an opportunity to learn in a beautiful environment with real materials. However, creating an environment with natural and realistic materials can get quite costly, especially if you buy from Montessori stores and websites.  Montessori educators spend a large amount of money working to create an environment made up of […]

Teacher Series: How To Stretch Your Dollar

Teacher Series: How To Stretch Your Dollar

Have you ever heard a teacher talk about how much of their salary goes back into the classroom? Better yet, have you ever met a teacher who didn’t spend his or her own money on their students? I cannot tell you how much of my own money I spend on my classroom. I can’t tell […]

Teacher Series: Finding Materials on a Budget

Teacher Series: Finding Materials on a Budget

I have come across many people, whose eyes widen as they attempt to process the fact that I am a Montessori teacher, after I tell them what I do for a living.  First, because they might not be aware of what Montessori really is, and second, because the word Montessori itself sounds “expensive.” From private […]

What does my child do all day?

What does my child do all day?

Moving from a traditional public school to a Montessori public school, was exciting for me.  The Montessori philosophy intrigued me, and I knew it was what was best for young learners. But what set it apart from traditional education? One aspect of Montessori is student choice in work.  Having used “centers” in my kindergarten and […]

Backyard Series: Be a Zoologist

Backyard Series: Be a Zoologist

“My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature.” – Jane Goodall Did you know that sloths and armadillos belong to the same mammal family? Me neither, until my daughter fell in love with sloths and the knowledge train left the station. Her love for sloths hasn’t lessened in […]

Backyard Series: Be a Botanist

Backyard Series: Be a Botanist

“There is not a spring of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.” Thomas Jefferson My mom has a green thumb, I frequently need her help to keep my gardens green and growing! Both of my children enjoy planting seeds in the spring and watching them grow, we currently have a small pumpkin patch in our […]

Backyard Series: Be a Geologist

Backyard Series: Be a Geologist

“The best way to study Mars is with two hands, eyes and ears of a geologist, first at a moon orbiting Mars… and then on the surface.” Buzz Aldrin I’ve heard about a place in Arkansas where you can pay to dig for diamonds on a 37 acre plot of land, while I haven’t been […]