Montessori Articles

If you are looking to learn more about Montessori education from the perspectives of those in the wider community, you’ve come to the right place. For your edification and enjoyment, we  have hand-picked some of our favorite articles from our quarterly magazine, Montessori Life, to share with you. The authors include educators in the field as well as other relevant professionals. Regardless of the publication date, each article is fresh and relevant to Montessori today.

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Classroom Solutions for Sensory-Sensitive Students
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Classroom Solutions for Sensory-Sensitive Students

Suggestions for adapting the classroom environment for children with sensory processing disorders. (Part 2 of 3 articles about sensory sensitivity in Early Childhood.)

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Education for a New World: Montessori’s Tenets, a Century Later
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Education for a New World: Montessori’s Tenets, a Century Later

Several points in Montessori’s philosophy are explained, including forward-thinking ideas that have yet to be incorporated into education and society.

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Grace and Courtesy Beyond Please and Thank You
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Grace and Courtesy Beyond Please and Thank You

Parents want children to be polite, kind, and civilized. But what does it take to foster that outcome?

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Literature Review, 2014 – 2017, Part 1
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Literature Review, 2014 – 2017, Part 1

This annotated bibliography is part of a series, which reviews articles published in non-Montessori professional periodicals that mention Maria Montessori and/or the Montessori Method.

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Literature Review, 2014 – 2017, Part 2
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Literature Review, 2014 – 2017, Part 2

This annotated bibliography is part of a series, which reviews articles published in non-Montessori professional periodicals that mention Maria Montessori and/or the Montessori Method.

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Manners, Naturally
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Manners, Naturally

Opportunities to teach our children manners often come up without warning and can catch us off guard. What should we keep in mind so that when they occur, we handle them with grace?

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Montessori in South Carolina: Authentic or Not?
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Montessori in South Carolina: Authentic or Not?

A research study of hundreds of schools aimed to answer the question, “Can high-fidelity Montessori be implemented in public Montessori schools?”

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Please Stay…Here’s Why
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Please Stay…Here’s Why

Children who complete a full 3-year Early Childhood cycle reap numerous essential benefits that the third year affords, while those who drop out for the final year (Kindergarten) do not.

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Supporting Sensory-Sensitive Children in a Sensory-Intensive World
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Supporting Sensory-Sensitive Children in a Sensory-Intensive World

A look at how sensory processing disorders manifest in children. (Part 1 of 3 articles about sensory sensitivity in Early Childhood.)

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Talking Respectfully to Your Children
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Talking Respectfully to Your Children

Learn how the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk helped this author translate Montessori theory into more effective parenting.

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The Importance of a Simple Environment
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The Importance of a Simple Environment

Think about how you feel when your home is a mess—unmade beds, toys strewn everywhere, grimy dishes. Compare that to when your home is clean and tidy. Which brings a greater sense of peace and beauty?

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