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March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. (In Canada, Women’s History Month is celebrated in October.) As a Montessori teacher, this is a wonderful opportunity to share important history with your students while incorporating activities across a variety of other curriculum areas. Montessori students of any age will enjoy hearing about Maria Montessori.

This will help students to continue to build a feeling of ownership of their school and knowledge of why their education is unique.

Maria Montessori was the first woman to graduate from medical school in Italy. Besides hard work, she had to be quite persistent in her efforts to even be admitted to medical school. Dr. Montessori’s approach to education was revolutionary and at times was met with resistance. She helped to create educational environments and completely new materials that were child-friendly. She helped to redefine the teacher’s role and wrote several books.

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Montessori Leadership Guide: Mission Statement and Guiding Principles – Your School Compass

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Montessori Values Explained: The Importance of Tone and Voice Level in the Prepared Environment

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Montessori Values Explained: The Importance of Eye Contact in the Prepared Environment

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart. ~ Pope John XXIII (1881-1963) One of the greatest joys of...

Thursday, February 11, 2010 Continue Reading this Article

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