. He also addresses topics of concern for parents such as homework, recent brain research, and standardized testing. Updated in 2014, this book and offers new material including a discussion of Montessori math and how it relates to the Common Core standards. Photos of children working with the materials, charts, administrators, and diagrams help make this a very readable guide for families, and assistants.
Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary ClassroomParent Child Press #ad - Written by michael & D'Neil Duffy. The appendix includes updated information about scope and sequence, a glossary, classroom resources, and references. Having obtained classic status, this book is used in many Elementary Montessori training programs. Each chapter outlines a great story, Humans, including the Story of the Universe, Solar System, Life, Earth, and Civilizations.
Concludes with a discussion of the implications for this curriculum. Lead children to a more peaceful future with this comprehensive guide. Revised and expanded in 2016.
Montessori Assessment PlaybookNational Center for Montessori in the Public Sector Press #ad - Organized around 33 discrete tools, such as perseverance, the Playbook provides a clear and actionable scaffold for building an assessment protocol that captures compelling student outcomes, compassion, and creativity, and that links those outcomes to the investments we make to classrooms and schools.
It helps shift the narrow paradigm of traditional assessment that can so easily distract us from what really matters. Katie torres, executive Director, St. Vrain montessori Community School. It is a necessary step in the movement from assessing individual children to assess- ing whole system inputs, and working towards the development of agency and responsibility in older children and adolescents.
Whether focusing on executive functioning for primary children or social-emotional development for elementary and secondary students, these tools recognize what is most important not only for Montessori public schools, but for all Montessori schools and even the world beyond Montessori. Michael duffy, co-director, and thoughtfully developed collection of tools, useful, Montessori Elementary Teacher Training Collaborative METTCThis is a clear, which should help organize and enhance the practice of Montessorians in public and private programs across levels.
Can we measure what we treasure? can we build and sustain truly excellent schools focused on the ambitious goal of human flourishing? And can we hold ourselves accountable to the children and families we serve in ways that harness data to advance that goal? The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector says “yes”! The Montessori Assessment Playbook shows us how to do it.
Montessori Assessment Playbook #ad - The idea that we can measure human flourishing is crucial. Emphasizing both coherence and precision, the Montessori Assessment Playbook shows us how to develop and implement a comprehensive assessment framework focused on human flourishing and, just as important, why such a framework is urgently needed.
The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the ClassroomParent Child Press #ad - Gain insights that will help you become an accomplished storyteller, an essential skill for Montessori practitioners. Encourage what maria montessori referred to as the child’s “great power of imagination” and the child as a “force for the discovery of truth. Children will be delighted with your stories and will come to lessons with new-found enthusiasm.
Written by master montessori storyteller Michael Dorer, this comprehensive book journeys from the basics of storytelling to how to create your own stories. Includes over 40 complete stories matched to the Montessori curriculum and materials. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, and charts add to the appeal of this invaluable addition to any Montessorian’s library.
The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom #ad - . Bring the fun and energy of storytelling to your classroom or home with this comprehensive guide.
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to AdulthoodSchocken #ad - In detailed accounts, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method. This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.
Paula lillard, director of a montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years.
Montessori: The Science Behind the GeniusOxford University Press #ad - Lillard explains the scientific basis for Montessori's system and the distinctions between practices in traditional, "Montessomething, " and authentic Montessori education. One hundred and ten years ago, the first female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, Maria Montessori, based on her observations of how they naturally learn.
In montessori, angeline Stoll Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori. Montessori is indispensable reading for anyone interested in teaching, or considering Montessori schooling, training, in developmental psychology, or in understanding about human learning and education overall.
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius #ad - In reading this book, more importantly, parents and teachers alike will develop a clear understanding of what happens in a Montessori classroom and, why it happens and why it works. Furthermore, in this new edition, she presents recent studies showing evidence that this alternative to traditional schooling does indeed make a difference.
Lillard presents the research behind nine insights that are foundations of Montessori education, describing how each of these insights is applied in the Montessori classroom.
Dr. Montessori's Own HandbookWilder Publications #ad - My method is scientific, both in its substance and in its aim. Montessori's own handbook, Maria Montessori explains the basics of her system, how it works and why it works. The montessori method revolutionized how children were educated. There are dozens of figures to help illustrate her points. In Dr. It makes for the attainment of a more advanced stage of progress, in directions no longer only material and physiological.
Love of Learning: Supporting Intrinsic Motivation in Montessori StudentsParent Child Press #ad - In this volume, the authors share some of their own struggles. Drawing on the wisdom of maria montessori, years of their own experience and that of their colleagues, as well as current research on the subject of motivation, the authors hope this book will help teachers do their jobs better for the benefit of their students.
Every teacher struggles at one time or another with unmotivated students.
Montessori Strategies for Children with Learning Differences: The MACAR ModelParent Child Press #ad - Joyce S. Pickering and Sylvia O. Richardson interpret Dr. With decades of experience, joyce and Sylvia share strategies about how teachers in Montessori environments can include children with speech-language delays, dyslexia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, and intellectual disabilities. Maria montessori's language and development theories using a modern, clinical, neurodevelopmental perspective.
They also describe montessori strategies that special educators can use in their classrooms to offer effective remediation to children who learn differently.
The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate TeachingiUniverse #ad - By revisiting one verse each day, parent, you can relate its images to your life as a teacher, or child. If, like some, you regret that montessori too rarely in her writings appreciated the humanity of teachers-their creativity, their curiosity, their doubts-this book stands as the perfect complement.
Jola-Montessori. Comevocative and unique, the tao of Montessori offers a quiet balance to the noisy demands of teaching and parenting through a special blend of encouraging verse. Whether you are familiar with the writings of Lao-tzu or are simply ready to explore a refreshingly contemplative perspective on children and teachers, The Tao of Montessori is a profound work of intellectual stimulation.
The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching #ad - Award-winning montessori teacher catherine McTamaney revisits the eighty-one verses of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching and relates them to the life and work of teachers, parents, and children. Originally meant to remind rather than direct and to show the way toward natural harmony in the world around and within us, Lao-tzu's verses find a new meaning through McTamaney's skillful mixture of spirituality and education.
Take a moment to read a single stanza, then put it aside and muse upon its meaning.
Before the Sandpaper Letters: Creating Phonological Awareness in the Montessori 3-6 Classroom#ad - Many montessori teachers know what to do in the 3-6 classroom when it comes to the sandpaper letters and movable alphabet. Still, many are unsure what to do before that to help children learn to read and write. This is true in Montessori and traditional settings. Before the sandpaper Letters" provides a lot of practical advice and activities from a seasoned Montessori teacher.
This is what every Montessori teacher should know, but may not have gotten in their training. You'll learn such things as print awareness, rhyming, word awareness, and phonemic awareness. This book also comes with a glossary of reading terms to help you better learn and communicate in the field. Phonological awareness is a critical, but often overlooked, part of the curriculum.