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Category: The Montessori Difference

WHEATON MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWS

On the Topic of Competition

You may have noticed that in Montessori schools, we do not typically encourage competition between children.  Our lack […]

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Raising an Adult

Dr. Montessori valued children, not just for their roles in play and childlike activities. Dr. Montessori valued the […]

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A Family of Students

Our mixed-aged campus creates a family of students who support and care for one another.  Older children become […]

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What IS Montessori? Here are Ten Things that Montessori “IS”

What is Montessori? Our parents often tell us that they are asked, “What is Montessori?” It’s more than […]

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Montessori Principles in the Workplace?

Very often, we hear parents discuss how much they love Montessori principles – for their young children.  We […]

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Parent Perspective: A Mother’s Thoughts on 9th Grade

Staying for the Entire Adolescent Program After the 13 years (and counting!) that my kids have been at […]

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Math in the Primary Classroom: Ten Squared

  At Parent Discovery Nights and during tours, parents are consistently amazed at the math that students are […]

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Why Stay for 9th Grade? Mrs. Jonelis Responds

Why Stay at Wheaton Montessori School for the 9th Grade Year? from Mrs. Jonelis, Math Specialist in the […]

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Helping a Classmate: It’s help! Not Cheating!

In the picture below, we see Jack, an elder statesman in Mrs. Rogers’s classroom, is helping his younger […]

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A Review of Your Favorites…

These are a few of the most-read blog posts from the last 6 months.  Which one do you […]

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The Keys to Handwriting Success

This is not a news flash: Handwriting instruction is disappearing in schools across the United States.   You’ve […]

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The Pink Tower

  Every child loves to play with blocks.  Building, knocking down, and building again.  Balancing cubes as high […]

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Scenes from Elementary

Without a dedicated art class, how do our students learn about art?  Without a dedicated music class, how […]

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Large Class Sizes: How Do Our Teachers Manage?

How Can Montessori Teachers Meet The Needs Of So Many Different Children? by Tim Seldin President of the […]

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The First Great Lesson: What’s so Great about the Great Lesson?

From Mrs. Fortun Montessori Elementary teachers are trained that from day one that our role in the classroom […]

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