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28 May 2015

Jewels in the Day

Jewels in the Day

Working with children has many subtle moments that reveal the special things about the children, their learning and capability.  Here are a few from a typical week in primary school. 

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21 Apr 2015

Class Meetings & the democratic process

Class Meetings & the democratic process

The children are impressive leaders, demanding decorum and respect from the group when they chair the primary class meetings.   This is a real democratic process about topics the children care about and they do it so so well. 

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23 Mar 2015

Diverse activities going on in the classroom

Diverse activities going on in the classroom
Montessori classrooms are a bit like an office, except that everyone wants to be there!  There's collaboration, team work, presentations and lots of productivity.  It's school reflecting society. Montessori children work individually or in small groups, and often come together for group presentations or lessons. Read more
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18 Feb 2015

"What's for lunch?" Linking maths, teamwork and planning tastes great!

Cooking for thirty might panic some adults, but not the 6-9 year olds in the Waragal Cycle 2 class who prepared a chicken stir-fry with brown rice for fellow students this week.  The idea for this event was to provide the primary school children with an activity to work cooperatively and collaboratively towards a common goal. 

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28 Oct 2014

Reading aloud to children is critical to literacy

Reading aloud to children is critical to literacy

Reading aloud to children is one of the most important things you can do with your child. It's a myth that Montessori schools don't set homework - reading aloud to your child is so important to improving literacy and should be done daily.

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