Empathy in the Montessori Method

Empathy in the Montessori Method

The lessons children learn in school extend beyond academic subjects. Children learn how to work in teams, how to solve problems, about their own strengths, and about their feelings and emotions. Empathy is an important skill to develop – one that is innate within us,...
How the Montessori Method helps students develop self-patience

How the Montessori Method helps students develop self-patience

Raise your hand if you’ve ever become frustrated with yourself as you struggled to work through a complicated task. We’ve all been there – sitting with a menagerie of toy parts spread on the floor in front of us, trying to piece together how part 1A is supposed to fit...
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...