Montessori from the Start

Author: Paula Polk Lillard,Lynn Lillard Jessen

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307558037

Category: Education

Page: 256

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What can parents do to help their youngest children in their task of self-formation? How does the Montessori method of hands-on learning and self-discovery relate to the youngest infants? This authoritative and accessible book answers these and many other questions. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori's instructions for raising infants, its comprehensive exploration of the first three years incorporates the furnishings and tools she created for the care and comfort of babies. From the design of the baby's bedroom to the child-sized kitchen table, from diet and food preparation to clothing and movement, the authors provide guidance for the establishment of a beautiful and serviceable environment for babies and very young children. They introduce concepts and tasks, taking into account childrens' ''sensitive periods'' for learning such skills as dressing themselves, food preparation, and toilet training. Brimming with anecdote and encouragement, and written in a clear, engaging style, Montessori from the Start is a practical and useful guide to raising calm, competent, and confident children.

Montessori Today

Author: Paula Polk Lillard

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307761320

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 8601

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. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, 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.

Montessori in the Classroom

Author: Paula Polk Lillard

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0307829472

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 2137

What really happens inside a Montessori classroom? How do teachers teach? How do children learn? This fascinating day-by-day record of a year in the life of a Montessori classroom answers these questions by providing an illuminating glimpse of the Montessori method in action.

Early Childhood Education

Author: Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle,Ana Garcia-Nevarez,Wanda J. Roundtree Henderson,Alicia Valero-Kerrick

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412973457

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 7553

Early Childhood Education: Becoming a Professional is an inspiring introduction to the world of early childhood education, preparing the teachers of tomorrow to reach their full potential in their schools and communities. Written by a diverse and experienced author team (Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, Ana Garcia-Nevarez, Wanda J. Roundtree-Henderson, and Alicia Valero-Kerrick), this text engages readers to connect contemporary educational and developmental theory and research to developmentally appropriate practices and applications that are easily implemented in the classroom. In response to today’s ever-changing educational environment, the text focuses on both the importance of taking personal and professional responsibility, as well as today’s issues in diversity—from supporting children with exceptionalities to supporting children and families in broader cultural contexts.

Understanding the Montessori Approach

Author: Barbara Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134995288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 5904

Understanding the Montessori Approach is a much-needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Montessori Approach and how it is used in the teaching and learning of young children. The book will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this Approach to early childhood and and its relationship to quality early years practice. This second edition has been fully updated to reflect changes in the Early Years Foundation Stage and includes a fresh examination of the relationship between technology and the Montessori approach, as well as a brand new chapter, Learning in Montessori Settings. Exploring all areas of the curriculum including the organisation of Montessori schools, the environment, learning and teaching and the outcomes for children, this book: examines the historical context of the Montessori approach and its relevance to modern-day education; explores Montessori's views of child development and the role of the learning environment in a child’s educational development; details the organisation of Montessori schools worldwide and the structure of a typical day in a Montessori setting; highlights the principles of Montessori pedagogy, including the tools and strategies employed by its practitioners; considers how and what children learn in a Montessori setting and the links with EYFS 2017; includes new benefits and challenges of the Montessori approach to children's lives. Understanding the Montessori Approach provides an accessible overview of this major pedagogical influence on early years practice, supported by case studies, examples, summaries and reflective practice questions. This new edition not only highlights the core ideas that practitioners should consider when reviewing and reflecting on their own practice, but accomodates revisions to educational curriculum and policy in order to serve as an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike.


Author: Connie Ripley Lujan

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449730970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 1393

Montessori: Living the Good Life will surprise you more than you can imagine. With a master’s degree in theology, author Connie Ripley Lujan delves deep into Maria’s spiritual understanding of the roots of war. Passionately she explains how we can make a difference. Maria Montessori discovered the secret miracle of childhood over one hundred years ago. Her vision of peace lives on in this passionate memoir of a disciple of her spirit. Maria’s enlightened revelation of the newborn’s talent to construct his future life with his own mind is illuminated step by step as each chapter probes deeper into mankind’s existence. The key to assisting the new ones, Maria tells us, lies in the adult’s willingness to collaborate with the child’s desire for an appropriate environment. Education, for the child and the adult, is the crucial element. A thoughtful guide for mothers, fathers, grandparents, and all educators and citizens concerned for peace in the home, schools, and world, Montessori-Living the Good Life, about the child in your arms and the child in your heart, is for everyone. The author goes where no one dares to go, explicating Maria’s concepts of the origins of war and peace and how we can make a difference.

The Inclusive Classroom

Author: Ginger Kelley McKenzie,Victoria S. Zascavage,Vanessa M. Rigaud,Crystal Dahlmeier,My Le N. Vo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475856369

Category: Education

Page: 138

View: 5608

This book presents research-based practices that bring together two powerful pedagogies, Montessori Education and Special Education for the 3- to 6-year-old child in a Montessori school.

Bringing the Montessori Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Barbara Isaacs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136964843

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 6870

This easy-to-read series provides an introduction to some of the most important early years philosophies and shows how they can be incorporated into your setting. Each book provides: an outline of the background to the approach clear explanations of the relevance to contemporary thinking suggestions to help you to plan a successful learning environment examples of what the individual approach can look like in practice. These convenient guides are essential to early years practitioners, students and parents who wish to fully understand what each approach means to their setting and children. Have you ever wondered what the Montessori approach is all about and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting? In this book Barbara Isaacs explains how the Montessori approach works and provides examples from schools and nurseries implementing Montessori principles. It includes guidance on planning and assessment methods and practical activities for practitioners to try. This new edition has been fully updated to include: the role of the Montessori practitioner an explanation of Montessori classroom management links to the key commitments of the EYFS and what they mean in Montessori settings examples to show how the six areas of learning and development in the EYFS are supported by Montessori learning materials. This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Montessori approach means to their setting and children.

Education for the Human Brain

Author: Timothy B. Jones

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475800940

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 5499

Education for the Human Brain: A Road Map for Natural Learning in Schools is an all inclusive book on understanding and implementing a natural and brain-compatible instructional strategy from early childhood to adult learners.

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Journal 2019

Author: N.A

Publisher: Liturgy Training Publications

ISBN: 1616715103

Category: Religion

Page: 32

View: 1703

The United States Association of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is proud to commemorate Gianna Gobbi’s 100th birthday this year. The 2019 Journal explores who she was and the discoveries she shared with Sofia Cavalletti concerning the Child in the life of the atrium.