NAMC Montessori motivation in the environment boy with book

The Montessori environment is created to develop focus, stamina, and motivation to learn through the use of a well-prepared environment and developmentally appropriate materials. The desire to learn is intrinsically motivated by the environment and the gentle guidance of the Montessori teacher. But how do you keep the momentum of that motivation as children mature?

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Celebrate Snow in the Montessori Environment with Curriculum Activity Ideas

If you are looking for ideas to present in the days before winter break, why not take a cue from the season and celebrate snow! For child...

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Montessori’s Three Levels of Obedience: Developing Self-Discipline

The ability to exercise control over one’s behavior amidst temptation is known as self-discipline. Dr. H. Stephen Glenn, of Developing Ca...

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Knowing when to Intervene in the Montessori Environment — Respectful Behavior

“The environment itself will teach the child, if every error he makes is manifest to him, without the intervention of a parent of teacher, w...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Continue Reading this Article
Prepared Environment Tips: Montessori Furniture for Preschool and Elementary

When visitors first enter a Montessori classroom, you can almost hear a collective sigh as they experience the visually appealing yet si...

Friday, August 09, 2013 Continue Reading this Article

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