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Material Spotlight – The Sandpaper Letters

Many children show great joy in learning the sounds of the letters of the alphabet…

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Our Human Quest For Independence

The planes of development In studying the children’s development, Montessori came to the conclusion that…

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Material Spotlight – The Knobbed Cylinders

Montessori is one of many educationalists to support education through the senses. The Montessori classroom…

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

IS IT STILL WORK IF THE CHILD HAS NOT FREELY CHOSEN THE ACTIVITY? Inspired by…

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Who is this Montessori adult?

A special kind of training Montessori said that the teachers of her method should receive…

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Food For Thought

SOCIAL COHESION We speak a lot about social cohesion in Montessori circles. Every Montessori preschool…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 100

Lockdown Day 100 - Good Bye! Our closing thoughts! From a thought of a 21-day…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 99

Lockdown Day 99 - No Plastic July Knowledge and Understanding of the World Today we…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 98

Lockdown Day 98 - Choosing books for children Literacy In today's post, we are going…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 97

Lockdown Day 97 - Operating with Money Numeracy and Arithmetic Last week in lockdown tip…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 96

Lockdown Day 96 - Treasure Baskets Education of the Senses Today’s post focuses on ‘Heuristic…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 95

Lockdown Day 95 - Ground rules Activities of Everyday Living Yesterday's post explored the concepts…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 94

Lockdown Day 94 - Favourable Environment Adult Post During the pandemic and its lockdown, teachers…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 93

Lockdown Day 93 - In the Kitchen Our lockdown series is approaching its final week…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 92

Lockdown Day 92 - KUW * OUR PETS *Our pets are extensions of our families.…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 91

Lockdown Day 91 - Handwriting Literacy A few weeks ago, we wrote about Dr. Montessori’s…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 90

Lockdown Day 90 - Introduction to SA Money Numeracy and Arithmetic We are staying with…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 89

Lockdown Day 89 - Similarities and Differences Education of the Senses In our lockdown tip…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 88

Lockdown Day 88 - Healthy Living Activities of Everyday Living We have been discussing the…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 87

Lockdown Day 87 - Parent Post *SUNDAY MUSINGS* The last three weeks have presented us…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 86

Lockdown Day 86 - Lunch Box Snacks The Snack Box Children have different needs when…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 85

Lockdown Day 85 - KUW In the literacy lockdown tip #63, we looked at the…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 84

Lockdown Day 84 - The beginning of writing Literacy Today’s post is aimed at showing…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 83

Lockdown Day 83 - Division Numeracy and ArithmeticWe have in previous posts explored counting and…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 82

Lockdown Day 82 – Visual Perception Education of the Senses In previous posts we have…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 81

Lockdown Day 81 - Healthy Living Activities of Everyday Living In our Day 78 post,…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 80

Lockdown Day 80 - Social Development Parent Post80 days! According to the legendary book by…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 79

Lockdown Day 79 - Waffles TREAT DAY!It has been cold and wet in Cape Town…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 78

Lockdown Day 78 - NCS Life Skills Knowledge and Understanding of the World One of…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 77

Lockdown Day 77 - Compound Words LiteracyIt is important to keep children engaged in and…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 76

Lockdown Day 76 - Number Bonds Numeracy and Arithmetic There are so many foundational skills…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 75

Lockdown Day 75 - Multisensory Learning Education of the SensesOver the past weeks, we have…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 74

Lockdown Day 74 - Dressing Activities of Everyday Living Today's post follows on from the…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 73

Lockdown Day 73 - Independence Parent PostWith five more Sundays before our youngest children can…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 72

Lockdown Day 72 - In the Kitchen - Rusks In the Kitchen There is a…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 71

Lockdown Day 71 - Magnetic and Non-magnetic Knowledge and Understanding of the World It’s a…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 70

Lockdown Day 70 - Auditory Games Literacy⠀As parents, you will probably have heard about short…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 69

Lockdown Day 69 - Ordinal Numbers Numeracy and Arithmetic The world of mathematics is full…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 68

Lockdown Day 68 - Colour Education of the Senses In Lockdown Tip #19 we spoke…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 67

Lockdown Day 67 - Packing a lunchbox Activities of Everyday Living If the pandemic teaches…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 66

Lockdown Day 66 - Teacher and Parent Post Most of our time this week was…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 65

Lockdown Day 65 - Susanne's Super Oats BREAKFAST TIMEA good hearty breakfast on a cold…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 64

Lockdown Day 64 - Air, Land and Water Knowledge and Understanding of the WorldThis week…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 63

Lockdown Day 63 - The Farm Literacy* GRAMMAR - Part 4 - THE FARM *The…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 62

Lockdown Day 62 - One to one Correspondence Numeracy and Arithmetic Children love to count.…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 61

Lockdown Day 61 - Baric sense Education of the Senses By now you will know…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 60

Lockdown Day 60 - Getting ready for school Activities of Everyday Living The Practical Life…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 59

Lockdown Day 59 - Parent Post Parent Post in appreciation of our Montessori Teachers  …

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 58

Lockdown Day 58 - Vegetable Soup Cooking Time! If the weather service is to be…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 57

Lockdown Day 57 - Cinnamon SPICE TIME Today, we would like to share a wonderful…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 56

Lockdown Day 56 - Prepositions Literacy * GRAMMAR - Part 3 * We continue our…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 55

Lockdown Day 55 - Adding and Subtracting Numeracy and Arithmetic Although flash cards and worksheets…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 54

Lockdown Day 54 - Gustatory Sense Education of the Senses In previous posts, we have…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 53

Lockdown Day 53 - Coming in from outside Activities of Everyday Living "Are we going…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 52

Lockdown Day 52  - Back to School? Parent Post Whilst the last week has brought…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 51

Lockdown Day 51 - Baking Pot Bread Baking Time! So, we are over the hurdle…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 50

Lockdown Day 50 - Nocturnal and Diurnal Knowledge and Understanding of the World Who would…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 49

Lockdown Day 49 - Verbs and Adverbs Literacy Last week, we explored the world of…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 48

Lockdown Day 48 - Greater than/less than Lockdown Day 48 - Numeracy and Arithmetic The…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 47

Lockdown Day 47 - Shapes Education of the Senses We have previously spoken about the…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 46

Lockdown Day 46 - Gardening Activities of Everyday Living The activities of everyday living (practical…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 45

Lockdown Day 45 - Parent Post Day 45 of the lockdown and it seems that…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 44

Lockdown Day 44 - Baking - Chocolate Cake Baking Time! Today feels like a good…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 43

Lockdown Day 43 - Sinking and Floating Knowledge and Understanding of the World. Science is…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 42

Lockdown Day 42 - Grammar Part 1 Literacy Do you remember being totally confused by…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 41

Lockdown Day 41 - Using the body to count Numeracy and Arithmetic Today's post is…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 40

Lockdown Day 40 - The Olifactory Sense Education of the senses Did you know that…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 39

Lockdown Day 39 - Polishing Activities of Everyday Living And here we thought we were…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 38

Lockdown Day 37 - Navigating Turbulent Skies Today’s post is for the parents, the teachers,…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 37

Lockdown Day 37 - Break time Our humans need a day's rest!   We will…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 36

Lockdown Day 36 - Asking 'I Wonder' Questions Knowledge and Understanding of the World The…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 35

Lockdown Day 35 - Rhyming Literacy Do you remember singing nursery rhymes and playing action…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 34

Lockdown Day 34 - Sorting and counting Numeracy and Arithmetic The secret to unlocking the…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 33

Lockdown Day 33 - Mystery Bag Education of the Senses As we have mentioned before,…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 32

Lockdown Day 32 - Wash the car Activities of Everyday Living Happy Freedom (in lockdown)…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 31

Lockdown Day 31 - Cyril Says Family Fun Time!! For the last month, South Africa…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 30

Lockdown Day 30 - Still life set up in own home Creativity Too often our…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 29

Lockdown Day 29 - Sprouting Knowledge and Understanding of the World One of the characteristics…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 28

Lockdown Day 28 - Storytelling Literacy Thursdays are literacy days where we look at ways…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 27

Lockdown Day 27 - NUM - Estimate and Count Numeracy and Arithmetic Happy Earth Day!…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 26

Lockdown Day 26 - EOS - Textures in nature Education of the Senses What a…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 25

Lockdown Day 25 - AEL - Making a fruit salad Activities of Everyday Living Healthy…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 24

Lockdown Day 24 - Family Time! All of our posts up to now have provided…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 23

Lockdown Day 23 - A Crafty Day! MEMORIES “We do not remember days, we remember…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 22

Lockdown Day 22 - Knowledge and Understanding of the World With autumn well underway, this…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 21

Lockdown Day 21 - Literacy Learning to read and write starts with the understanding that…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 20

Lockdown Day 20 - Numeracy Numeracy is the ability to apply math concepts in all areas…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 19

Lockdown Day 19 - EoS - Visual Discrimination Most of what we learn, we take…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 18

Lockdown Day 18 - AEL - Cleaning out cupboards The end of the Easter weekend…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 17

Lockdown Day 17 - Happy Easter * HAPPY EASTER * After all the work of…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 16

Lockdown Day 16 - Banana Bread Saturdays are feel-good home days! An opportunity to shake…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 15

Lockdown Day 15 - Day of Kindness On the back of the President's announcement of…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 14

Lockdown Day 14 - Speckled Eggs With Easter weekend looming our Christian families will be…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 13

Lockdown Day 13 - Washing Windows Time to do some housework again today! * WINDOW…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 12

Lockdown Day 12 - World Health Day Today, 7 April 2020, is World Health Day.…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 11

Lockdown Day 11 - Dancing Rice As we hit the midpoint of our lockdown (hopefully),…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 10

Lockdown Day 10 - Kim's Game It's Sunday! Time to take a break from work…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 9

Lockdown Day 9 - Invent a Sandwich I guess we all miss eating out now…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 8

Lockdown Day 8 - Sorting Boxes and Lids * THE TUPPERWARE CUPBOARD * We heard…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 7

Lockdown Day 7 - Cinnamon Snails * IT'S A SNAIL KIND OF DAY * Snails…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 6

Lockdown Day 6 - Scrubbing slops! What better drawcard than to offer the child the…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 5

Lockdown Day 5 - PLANT CARE Children are naturally drawn to nature, and they can…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 4

Lockdown Day 4 - Earth Hour MARCH 28TH 2020 - 20:30 - EARTH HOUR Although…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 3

Lockdown day 3 - Sam's tried and tested playdough Let's get creative today and get…

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MCSA Lockdown Tip 2

Lockdown Day 2 - Time to do some laundry! *LET'S DO SOME LAUNDRY* We all…

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Happy Women’s Day!

Reflecting on our roles this Women’s Day:   Mentor Observer Nourisher Thinker Encourager Sympathiser Searcher…

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World Environment Day – 05 June 2018

If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!   13 tons of plastic leak into the…

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12 May – World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day World Migratory Bird Day is held annually on the second weekend…

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Maria Montessori – 31 August 1870 – 06 May 1952

  Today marks the 66th anniversary of Maria Montessori's death in Noordwijk in the Netherlands.…

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Autism Awareness – 2 April 2018

Today, 2 April 2018, marks the eleventh annual World Autism Awareness Day. The entire month…

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Human Rights – A Contemplation…

If there is one time in life when all men have the same ideas, when…

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Teaching in the Montessori Primary School

The legal requirement The fact of the matter is that to teach in formal schooling…

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111 years of the ‘Montessori Method’…

On 06 January 2018, we celebrate 111 years since the opening of the first 'Casa Dei…

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Montessori and Father Christmas – What did she say?

As Christmas approaches (fast), the annual debate over what Montessori said about Christmas and Father…

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Umuntu, Ngumuntu, Ngabantu…

Umuntu, ngumuntu, ngabantu... Three words that resonate so beautifully with the spirit of Montessori.  …

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Managing Discipline in the Lower Primary Montessori Classroom

In The Secret of Childhood, Montessori gives an account of a child placed on what…

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