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25 Feb 2016

Overview of the Montessori 5 Great Lessons

Overview of the Montessori 5 Great Lessons

An overview of the Montessori 5 Great Lessons (or Cosmic Education as it is sometimes called).  An explanation of the First Great Lesson is given as an example.

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25 Feb 2016

What are the Montessori Five Great Lessons?

What are the Montessori Five Great Lessons?

The Great Lessons underpin the primary school curriculum.  They are five big and bold stories that present the whole or ‘cosmic’ view of the world. They stir the imagination, fueling exploration and discovery into different subject areas about the world around them. The Lessons underpin the curriculum for children aged 6-12 years.  


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23 Nov 2015

Montessori vs Mainstream - discussing the cultural differences

Montessori vs Mainstream - discussing the cultural differences

A brief look at the cultural differences between Montessori and mainstream schooling. Montessori East Primary & Pre-School is child centred and the child is truly leading their learning versus being in a controlling environment. A culture of performance is intrinsic to mainstream schools.

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10 Nov 2015

Music in the Montessori Classroom

Music in the Montessori Classroom

How is music taught in the Montessori classrooms?  This post gives and overview of the Montessori music curriculum.

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18 Sep 2015

Project work much more than just the facts.

Project work much more than just the facts.

Ancient Roman Civilisation projects revealed that it's not so much the final product that is of paramount importance, it is the journey of learning in the process.

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