Process versus product

Sep 28, 2018 9:50:05 AM / by Traci posted in skills for life, Montessori education, whitebearmontessori, Toddler, earlychildhoodeducation

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In Montessori education we place a high value on the process children go through to complete a task, versus the end result. Young children have a strong, ingrained desire to experiment, explore and repeat steps with little worry about the end product, unlike an adolescent child or an adult. Here is a wonderful example from one of our Toddler classrooms! 
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A beautiful example of mixed-aged experiences within Montessori education

Jun 5, 2018 1:29:23 PM / by Marnie posted in mixed ages, mentorship, read aloud, skills for life, emergent readers, Montessori education

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One simple way to tell if a Montessori school is remaining true to Maria Montessori's original design is if the children are in a classroom with a variety of ages. In an authentic Montessori pre-school room, for example, the age range should be 3 to 6 years old. At White Bear Montessori, we call this classroom the Children's House, a house for children! But even beyond this age span, our children are given many opportunities to work with everyone, as young as 16 months through the elementary years. 
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Celebrating Montessori Education Week

Mar 4, 2016 9:24:48 AM / by Lucy posted in independence, respect, love of learning, mix-ages, Montessori education, montessori education week

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This week is Montessori Education Week, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to write about a few of my favorite things about Montessori!

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