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Hands On: Montessori Inspired

What is the Montessori teaching method? How can I effectively implement this teaching method without compromising the traditional learning environment? This collection gives early childhood educators with a series of resources which explain-in detail-the different modes of instruction in a Montessori classroom. It also provides a number of printables and free-lesson plans for educators looking to adapt certain characteristics of a Montessori lesson in the traditional class.
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Hands On: Montessori Inspired
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This comprehensive list of (pro) reasons why young learners should be taught using the Montessori method created by the Montessori Foundation. This short, yet informative list, outlines some of the key reasons why children should learn in Montessori environments for long term academic success. An excellent starting resource for educators/guardians looking to implement Montessori methods in their classrooms.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Living Montessori Now is a blog ran by a former Montessori teacher which provides hundreds of Montessori activities and ideas for educators and parents seeking to switch to the Montessori learning method. This science experience for Toddlers/Preschoolers-other young learners was adapted from the Curious Kid’s Science Book, which lists over 100 creative hands-on activities for children ages 4-8. This article outlines the steps to carry out this science experiment.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    This resource is an excellent guide for parents and educators seeking Montessori-inspired science experiments. It provides numerous (free) printable on teaching young learners how the water-cycle works. It also lists a number of resources (activities, songs, other printable) educators and parents can use to teach students about the environment.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    Another Montessori-inspired science experiment posted on the blog -Mama’s Happy Hive. This activity was posted as part of the 12 Months of Montessori series, and is an introduction to the Solar System for young learners using hands-on methods of instruction. It provides instructions on how to create the materials used, a video to introduce the solar system to students, and a sensory art system activity.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A Montessori-inspired activity which introduces students to different concepts of geography. This activity exposes young learners to the idea of land, air, and water using creative and hands-on activities. This lesson is clearly outlined (using pictures and other resources) for educators who wish to adapt this particular lesson in their respective classrooms. It also provides a list of accompanying children’s books that could be used in this lesson.
  • Ambar Paulino says:
    A simple and informative infographic which outlines the characteristics of Montessori-inspired teaching and learning environments. This is another excellent resource for educators seeking to develop Montessori activities in a traditional learning environment.
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BloomBoard Asks:Is it possible to create a classroom learning environment that is Montessori inspired? Would this be considered a blended learning environment? How do you convince parents to implement Montessori inspired learning activities in their homes?