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WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

Frequently Asked Questions During Tours

When we give prospective families tours of our classrooms, there are a few questions that always get asked.  […]

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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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