Christopher Columbus Play 2017

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Kids Praised For Being Smart Are More Apt To Cheat?

Just recently I came across an article stating that “Kids Praised For Being Smart Are More Likely To Cheat”.  I immediately thought ABSOLUTELY!  We’ve been saying that for years. When we praise kids we potentially take away their own ability to praise themselves.  They start to become dependent on the outside world giving them acknowledgement […]

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Montessori Toddler and Primary Slideshow

Montessori Child Development Center and Little Hands Montessori in Poway present a photographic slide show of Montessori primary and toddler students. This show exemplifies the many facets of our Montessori environments, from outdoor life to practical life skills to advanced math and language activities. We hope you will enjoy this presentation as much as we […]

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Working with Your Child to Find Solutions

By Simone Davies (The Montessori Notebook) It is easy to get in a power battle with a young child. You ask them to get dressed and they run away; you invite them to go to the bathroom and they don’t want to come; you want to cook and they don’t want to come inside after […]

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In Montessori, we call this Grace and Courtesy

There are many lessons in the Montessori classroom but the lessons in manners are a priority of the smooth learning that takes place. One of the first lessons is movement. How do the children and teachers move so as not to disturb others? When watching a Montessori classroom during the work period it often resembles […]

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MCDC Graduation 2017

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Summer Week 7 slide show

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Addendum for Week 5

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Slide show summer week 5

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MCDC and LHM Summer 2017 Week 4

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Slide Show Week 3 of Summer 2017

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MCDC and LHM Second Week of Summer 2017

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MCDC and LHM First Week of Summer 2017

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What does that mean? A Glossary of Montessori Terms

When you join a Montessori community either as a parent or staff member you will probably begin hearing unfamiliar words and phrases. Here are a few to get you started.   Absorbent mind – From birth through approximately age 6, the young child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows her to “absorb” […]

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Self-Discipline in a Montessori School

Ground rules protect the rights and liberty of each individual child and the harmony of the group as a whole. They promote the internalization of positive social behaviors and values including: self-control of impulses, consideration of others and a sense of responsibility for oneself, the welfare of the group and care of the learning tools […]

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American Montessori Society-Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics AMS requires that all member schools and affiliated teacher education programs agree to comply with the AMS Code of Ethics. AMS relies on self-compliance of this Code. In pledging to accept the Code of Ethics, heads of schools and program directors agree that the educators in their institutions will strive to conduct […]

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