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WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

What School Could Be, Should Be, and Almost Never Is.

We shared this TedTalk video last week on our Facebook page.  It’s so worth watching that we’re sharing […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death.  Many of our classrooms discussed his […]

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Math: Understanding WHY, Not Just HOW

How many of us remember getting THROUGH certain subject in school, but not necessarily understanding the concepts?  Or […]

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Montessori? Waldorf? Play-Based? Don’t Decide Until You Read This!

So Many Choices for your Child’s Education: Montessori? Waldorf? Play-Based? Don’t Decide Until You Read This!   It […]

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The Prepared Environment: The Montessori Classroom

The Prepared Environment Our work as teachers is to provide stimulating environments, inspiring demonstrations, and motivating sparks of […]

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I’m Not Worried About Your Child Being Potty-Trained

Rebecca Lingo, Head of School at Wheaton Montessori School, shares her thoughts on potty-training requirements for preschool children. […]

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Fostering Children’s Natural Curiosity and Zest for Learning

In an article for Salon.com, Professor Peter Gray discusses the natural instincts children have to learn, discover, and […]

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A Beautiful Note from a Primary Student’s Parent

We know we have the best parents at our school. Active in our community, supportive of the staff, […]

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Embracing Repetition

Embracing Repetition Why does my child want to do the same thing, over and over? In this picture, […]

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Sailing on Lake Michigan – This is “Gym.”

Adolescent Community: Physical Expression From Dr. Bilezikian, Director of the Adolescent Community: We will be sailing on Lake […]

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An Education Capable of Saving Humanity

Education For Peace: Wheaton Montessori School’s Mission   Dr. Maria Montessori saw her philosophy of education as a mission […]

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The Goals of a Montessori Teacher

From “Tomorrow’s Child”: “Montessori Guides Have Five Basic Goals: To awaken the child’s spirit and imagination; To encourage […]

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Have You Done the Maximum?

“Montessori students learn to collaborate and work together in learning and on major projects.  They strive for their […]

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Why Do We Teach Cursive Writing?

From Mrs. Fortun, our Lower Elementary Teacher: Why do we introduce cursive writing at Wheaton Montessori School? Educators […]

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Involve Me and I Will Understand.

“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. […]

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