Discipline for the Elementary (6-12 year) child

5 April 2017 - Resources

This is from a blog called Montessori Seeds written by Mathew Simberg. Here he reflects on views about child discipline over the last few decades and what discipline may look like in a Montessori 6- 12 community. What ‘freedom’ means and how it is balanced by ‘responsibility’ in a Montessori community. Discipline for the Elementary…

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Will Montessori suit my loud, exuberant child?

5 April 2017 - Parenting

In one of her last books, The Absorbent Mind, Dr Montessori makes this comment; “Passive children are thought to be good. Noisy and exuberant children with vivid imaginations are thought to be spiritually brilliant.” (p. 201) Dr Montessori believed that the goal of children is to ‘aim energetically and directly towards independence’. The Montessori method…

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Preparing the Home for a New Baby – a Montessori perspective

3 April 2017 - Resources

Jeanne-Marie Paynel of Voila Montessori in the USA talks about how expectant parents can prepare their home for the arrival of a new baby. She explains how the environment can be prepared to welcome the new baby with points of reference for the infant in the home. Jeanne-Marie includes the preparation of the adult and…

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Learning ‘Wrong’ Creates Opportunities

3 April 2017 - Parenting

The development of a young child is facilitated by the absorbent mind and unique periods of sensitivity to the environment that nurture skills, knowledge and understanding of the material, social, natural and social worlds in which the child participates. It is a distinctive flow of relationships and experiences of which the young child becomes increasingly…

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Supporting infants, children and teenagers at home

1 April 2017 - Parenting

Dr Maria Montessori boldly stated, ‘The child is both a hope and promise for mankind. If we, therefore, mind this embryo as our most precious treasure, we will be working for the greatness of humanity’. How can you mind your children as your ‘most precious treasure’ and enable them to become resilient, caring, able, empathetic…

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Discover Montessori 2014

10 March 2017 - Parenting

Discover Montessori offers an opportunity for people new to Montessori education to learn more from experienced educators. In 2014 the following workshops were offered at the MANZ Conference in New Plymouth. Discover Montessori offers an opportunity for people new to Montessori education to learn more from experienced educators.In 2014 the following workshops were offered at…

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Discover Montessori 2013

5 March 2017 - Parenting

The second Discover Montessori was held in Wellington, New Zealand, in April 2013. We hope you enjoy the videos from this event. Montessori – remarkable and life-long (approx 30min) Pam Shand Montessori education has a reputation for providing young children with a calm, peaceful environment in which to learn, with respectful teachers willing to coach…

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MANZ Conference 2016

4 March 2017 - MANZ

It’s incredible to comprehend that MANZ Conference 2016 is finished. By all accounts, it was amazing. We had fantastic speakers in Wendy Calise, Sarah Werner Andrews and Peta Gibson, Cathy Wilson, Krista Kerr, Rene Novak, Rukshat Singh and Layla Barker. Record attendees helped create an amazing atmosphere. Thank you to all who attended and participated…

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