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    Montessori Classroom Ideas

    The Montessori Prepared Environment is an amazing place for children to learn! Get inspiration on creating the perfect Montessori classroom, full of light, learning, nature, and promoting success, peace and respect.


    Montessori Classroom Ideas

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    Many Montessori schools choose to pursue free play; instead of enforcing strict playground rules and removing any aspect of possible risk from the environment, children are encouraged to creatively play in a respectful way. If this means climbing trees, playing contact games, or working in the mud, then that’s alright! In today’s piece, we discuss how this free play movement has seen some interesting benefits to schools- one of the most important being that bullying drops dramatically.

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    The holidays can be both exciting and frustrating for a child. One way to help children deal with their emotions and find peace is to introduce a peace basket into the Montessori classroom. A peace basket contains items that are meant to help children feel calm and self-soothe.

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    Recently a NAMC student asked a question about toddler nap time in the Montessori childcare environment: I am seeking advice for toddler nap time. What suggestions do you have?

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    NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog: A Free Flowing Montessori Environment- Today’s NAMC blog considers the idea of establishing a seamless learning environment that does not separate between indoors and outdoors. Removing the separation between indoors and outdoors allows children to freely and naturally follow their own desires. Of course, there are challenges to preparing the environment in this manner, but the benefits to the children can be immense.

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    Exploring the Earth - Montessori Sensorial Work with Soil. Though it may sometimes be painful to track down and clean up, the soil beneath our feet is also a wonderful opportunity for Montessori Sensorial work. Dr. Montessori encouraged free exploration of the natural world to entice the senses and encourage learning; today we discuss how students can explore the Earth and the natural world by taking a closer look at dirt.

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    Singing about Cosmic Education in the Montessori Environment - "This Pretty Planet" (video and lyrics included!)

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    Tips on creating a Berlese Funnel in your environment to study a range of insects without harming them, while still keeping them contained!

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    Montessori Practical Life activities have very specific goals when it comes to the development of motor skills, concentration, and consciousness in movement. Today we discuss ways to add variety to Practical Life shelves while still maintaining the integrity of those goals, along with keeping children interested!

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    Knowing when to Intervene in the Montessori Environment: Destructive or hazardous behavior must not be allowed to continue in the Montessori environment. A wise teacher will respectfully redirect behavior to that which is more appropriate.

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    NAMC Montessori Teacher Training Blog: Preparing the Montessori Environment for Children Who are Visually Impaired: an interesting piece discussing how with some small preparations, the Montessori environment can be adapted to the needs of a visually impaired child. In fact, with the promotion of whole-brain and full sensory learning, the Montessori method is uniquely suited to helping children of all abilities learn and experience success.

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