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Observation as a Verb

Posted on February 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (20829)

                                                By Pamela Green

The above quote by Maria Montessori is one of my favorites, of...

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A World in a Grain of Sand

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (3495)

I was recently at the beach on a warm cloudy day, relaxing and reading. Very soon after sitting down my attention was drawn to a young boy of perhaps 18 months of age who stood knee-deep in the water holding a large bucket in his right hand. I began observing his movements and watched as he dipped his bu...

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When Trouble is More Than Just a Board Game

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (4328)

 By Pamela Green

I was out walking recently in my neighborhood when two boys came racing by on their bikes, the first one shouting, "Boy, are you in trouble!" This reminded me of a time long ago when a group of 4-5 year olds in my Montessori classroom presented me...

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Maren Schmidt: Category Archives

Posted on June 6, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (3050)

Here are some articles by Maren Schmidt, who presents the online parenting course called, Seeing Your Child the Montessori Way, which is given to each family enrolled in the Montessori Playgroup classes.  These articles, ...

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Montessori Child Development/the First Year

Posted on June 5, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (2944)

A wonderful resource for families during the first year of life. The Joyful Child book is one of our textbooks for the Parent-Infant and Child Program, and is included in the course.

Montessori Child Development Stages: First Year 

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A Web of Compassion

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (7082)


In my years of teaching I have had opportunities to be with children who seem to bring disruption to the classroom. These are the ones who tend to be louder in body and voice, take up more space, make themselves heard before being seen, and at times leave others quaking in their wake.

The parents of these children...

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What I have learned as a Montessorian Birthkeeper

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (2659)

 In my service as a Birth Doula and Montessori teacher over the past  27 years, I have often noticed a similarity in the needs of the birthing  woman and of the child absorbed in the flow of his/her learning. I  have also noted that the ways to assist each of these profound  efforts are,...

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