Xavier University Montessori Institute Professional Development Workshop – Mindfulness for All

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Joseph Building, Xavier University, 1024 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 Presented by Brandt Smith, a certified mindfulness instructor with experience teaching mindfulness to over 1,000 students, teachers and parents, this workshop is designed to be suitable for a wide range of interest and experience with mindfulness.…

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Why is My Child Scrubbing Tables – Again? The Montessori Practical-Life Curriculum

When I first visited a Montessori school 24 years ago, I was intrigued by a young boy washing dishes. I watched as he scrubbed each item with intense concentration, then rinsed and dried. He was oblivious to the activities occurring around him. His intensity and concentration were appealing, especially in such a small child.

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Educate or Accommodate? Montessori at a Crossroad

By: Crystal Dahlmeier Several years ago, while researching children’s understanding of place value in both Montessori and non-Montessori environments, I made a surprising discovery, but not about math! As I worked with the children, I observed that the children in Montessori environments responded to my questions with assurance and confidence (even when they were wrong).…

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