Why Montessori schools teach cursive writing

Why Montessori schools teach cursive writing

Penmanship is rarely listed on elementary schoolers’ lists of favorite courses. It seems silly to learn another way to write after you’ve already mastered printing! Many American schools have moved away from the practice, as it’s not a required course in the Common...
Keeping a calm classroom

Keeping a calm classroom

If you ask a teacher what an invaluable skill in their trade is you might hear them answer, “classroom management.” Keeping children still at their desks, attentive to lessons and in alignment with a schedule is challenging! Incentive programs, teacher cues and other...
Happy birthday, Dr. Maria Montessori!

Happy birthday, Dr. Maria Montessori!

Aug. 31, 2021 marks what would have been Dr. Maria Montessori’s 151st birthday. A lot has changed in 151 years, but her lessons and the model she developed have remained consistent. On our blog, we talk about the Montessori Method, how it’s used in classrooms around...
A few unique features of Montessori materials

A few unique features of Montessori materials

Montessori materials look different from materials in traditional American classrooms. If a person unfamiliar with the Montessori Method stepped into a Montessori environment, they might feel like they’ve entered a classroom from the early 20th century. The funny...
Why are there so many second generation Montessori students?

Why are there so many second generation Montessori students?

How did you choose an educational model for your child? Price, proximity and your child’s unique needs all play a role in a family’s decision-making process. But there is one variable that stands out among the rest for many parents: personal experience. Naturally,...
The benefits of the Montessori Method for adults with dementia

The benefits of the Montessori Method for adults with dementia

Most Montessori schools provide educational opportunities for children from 18 months to 14 years. It’s based on the biological development of the child, so it’s uncommon that the methods are used in traditional adult educational settings.  However, scientists...