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Montessori Life Issues

Spring 2016
Vol. 28, No. 1

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Five Questions: Anna Marquardt, Casady School

Books for Peace: An Annotated Bibliography
Ruth van Veenendaal, MEd

The School Nurse in a Montessori Setting
Paige Barkley Lucarelli, MSN, RN, NCSN

“Going Out” in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Stephanie Pullman, MEd

Caring and Montessori Education
William Crain, PhD

Montessori Parent: Grace and Courtesy Beyond Please and Thank You
P. Donohue Shortridge

Winter 2015 – 2016
Vol. 27, No. 4

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Strategies for Teacher-Succession Planning
Mary Schneider

Five Questions: Khuloud Soloman, Highland Montessori School

Cinematic Lessons: Bringing My Past into the Montessori Classroom
Vicky Raskin

An Interview with Mitchel Adler, PsyD
Dane L. Peters

Constructing Planethood with Pluto
Marc Jenson, PhD

Montessori Parent: Throwback Parenting
Jennifer Williams

Fall 2015
Vol. 27, No. 3

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Why AMS Accreditation?
Sara Wilson, MEd

Five Questions: Karen Clark, Golden Oak Montessori School

Teachers Section: The Joy of Our Journey
Suzanne Bayer

The Healing Garden
Marissa J. Hartwig

Clay in the Montessori Classroom
Claire Willis

Renewing Children's House Science
Teresa Ripple

Montessori Parent: The Longest Runway
Dane L. Peters

Summer 2015
Vol. 27, No. 2

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2016 Living Legacy: Carolyn Kambich

Five Questions: Miko Kasparek,
Undercroft Montessori School

The AMS 2015 Annual Conference: A Look Back

The Ultimate “Going Out”
 
Paula A. Prosper

Building Character through Competitive Athletics 

Martha Haakmat


Learning through Performing
Rekha S. Rajan and Su Ranga

Montessori Parent: Polishing the Penny

Matt Bronsil

Spring 2015
Vol. 27, No. 1

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Reaping the Benefits of Parent Education
Martha Haakmat

From Zero to Infinity: Montessori Parent Education in Hong Kong and Greater China
Daisy Lau and Ralph Yau

The Home Visit: Creating Connections and Building Relationships with Parents
Melody Patton

A Different View of the Ice
P. Donohue Shortridge

Montessori Parent: The Age of Anxiety
Kathy Carey

Winter 2014 − 2015
Vol. 26, No. 4

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A Model of Will: An Interview with Jack Andraka
Dane L. Peters

Movement Matters: Observing the Benefits of Movement Practice
Melani Alexander Fuchs

Let Peter Rabbit Play in the Garden: Using Beatrix Potter’s Work to Integrate Ecological Literacy into Montessori Classrooms
Kelly Johnson

Connecting Homework Effectiveness with Montessori Practice
Janet Bagby and Tracey Sulak

Montessori Parent: Why Montessori Education Is Priceless
Sunitha Pailoor

Fall 2014
Vol. 26, No. 3

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Montessori Grows in Tanzania
Betsy Hoke

Think Big: Leadership Projects for AMS and Montessori Educators
John Chattin-McNichols

Reading Workshop in the Montessori Classroom
Anna Gratz Cockerille

Joy in the Montessori Classroom
Tamara D. Ulrich

John McDermott and the Road to Montessori Public Schools
Phyllis Povell

Yoga for Montessorians
Olynda Smith

Summer 2014
Vol. 26, No. 2

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Fostering Early Language with Infants and Toddlers
Alice Sterling Honig

The Toddler Years: A Time of Exuberance and Joy
Carole Wolfe Korngold and K. T. Korngold

Toddler on the Road
Marshall Balick and Megan Jepson

“Do You Teach Them Anything?”: What Really Happens in a Montessori Toddler Class
Heather S. Dore

Teaching Toddlers to Teach Themselves
Rose Henso

Spiritually Responsive Education and Care: Nurturing Infants and Toddlers in a Changing Society
Darla Ferris Miller

Creating an Amazing Montessori Toddler Home Environment
Stephanie Woo

Montessori Parent: Creating Emotional Safety around Tantrums and Crying
K. T. Korngold

Spring 2014
Vol. 26, No. 1

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Appreciating Unity in Diversity: An Interview with Andrew Solomon
Dane L. Peters

Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2010–2013
Janet Bagby, Kevin Wells, Kara Edmondson, and LaNette Thompson

Looking at How Children Succeed, through a Montessori Lens
Prairie Boulmier

10 Minutes of Bliss
Olynda Smith

Sometimes You Just Have to Polish the Duck: Lessons for Grownups from a Montessori Classroom
Darcie Vandegrift

Montessori Parent: Your Smartphone or Your Life
P. Donohue Shortridge

Winter 2013 − 14
Vol. 25, No. 4

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Nothing but Net: An Interview with the Curry Family
Peter Piché

Seeking Seneca Falls
Beverly Carson

How Deep Is Deep?
Olynda Smith

Building Community with Clay
Daniel M. Lord

The AMS 2014 Annual Conference:
A Keynoter Sneak Peek

Montessori Parent: Proactive Planning: One Parent's Approach
Jana Morgan Herman

Fall 2013
Vol. 25, No. 3

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Work in Society and in Montessori Classrooms
John Chattin-McNichols

Learning through Nature: A Real-Life Testimonial
Geoffrey Bishop

A Montessori Odyssey
Peter Hanson

Montessori and Nature Study: Preserving Wonder Through School Gardens
Kelly Johnson

The Spirit of the Teacher
Olynda Smith

Montessori Parent: Bringing Montessori Home
Staci Jensen

Summer 2013
Vol. 25, No. 2

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Best Practices in Montessori Secondary Programs
Marta Donahoe with Penny HildeBrandt Cichucki, Sheila Coad-Bernard, Betsy Coe, and Barb Scholtz

Enhancing Language Experiences through Storytelling and Basketball
Pearl Satarawala Ball

One Teacher’s Struggle
Whitney Gleason

Authentic Montessori: The Teacher Makes the Difference
Alexa C. Huxel

What Makes a Montessorian?
Nancy McCormick Rambusch

Who is Teaching My Child? A Story for Parents
Dane L. Peters

Spring 2013
Vol. 25, No. 1

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Preparation for Life: How the Montessori Classroom Facilitates the Development of Executive Function Skills
Leanne Howell, Tracey N. Sulak, Janet Bagdy, Cathy Diaz, and LaNette W. Thompson

Where Do I Fit in? Cosmic Education and the Children’s House
Lila S. Jokanovic

Why Montessori? Answers from a Parent’s Perspective
Anu Karna

Montessori Parenting: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Sonnie McFarland and Jim McFarland

The International Big History Association
Michael Duffy and D’Neil Duffy

Let Us Not Forget
Kathy Carey

Be Happy
Julie Bragdon

Winter 2012 – 13
Vol. 24, No. 4

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It Really Is All about the Child: An Interview with Dr. Edward Hallowell
Dane L. Peters

Enacting Attention: Concentration and Shared Focus in Montessori Classrooms
Paul Epstein

Imaginary Play in Montessori Classrooms: Considerations for a Position Statement
Cathleen S. Soundy

What’s Up with Conference Grace & Courtesy?

Fall 2012
Vol. 24, No. 3

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An Interview with Brené Brown

Hands as Companions of the Mind: Essential Practical Life for the 5-Year-Old
Sharon Allen Gilder

Leaving a Legacy: Passing Montessori to the Next Generation
Sylvia Loveless

Creating Balance in the New Age of Technology
Jana Morgan Herman

Summer 2012
Vol. 24, No. 2

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Montessori Education: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Martha Torrence

The Child Whisperer
Dane L. Peters

The Need for Precision
David R. Weinberg

A 21st-Century Album
Jana Fullerton

A Letter to Montessori Teachers
Nicholas Warren Pontrelli

Order, Organizations, and Beauty in the Classroom: A Prerequisite, Not an Option
Cathleen Haskins

Spring 2012
Vol. 24, No. 1

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Public Knowledge of Montessori Education
Angela Murray

How Much Water Can You Add and Still Call It Lemonade?
Jerry Abraham

Gender Versus Sex: What’s the Difference?
John Carl

Montessori Instruction: A Model for Inclusion in Early Childhood Classrooms and Beyond
Ginger Kelley McKenzie and Victoria S. Zascavage

Winter 2011 – 12
Vol. 23, No. 4

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Montessori, Maslow, and Self-Actualization
David R. Weinberg

Judaism and Montessori
Miriam Coates

Math Tracks: What Pace in Math Is Best for the Middle School Child?
By Michelle Morrison

Ten Tips for Taking Better Pictures in the Classroom
Frida Azari

Fall 2011
Vol. 23, No. 3

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What Belongs in a Montessori Primary Classroom? Results from a Survey of AMI and AMS Teacher Trainers
Angeline S. Lillard

Montessori Infant and Toddler Programs: How Our Approach Meshes with Other Models
Darla Ferris Miller

An Interview with Ellen Galinsky
Dane L. Peters

Summer 2011
Vol. 23, No. 2

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Crossing the Aisle: Conversations About Collaboration
Mark Powell

Children’s Memories of their Montessori Experience
Joyce Tatsch

The Gift of Silence
Cathleen Haskins

Spring 2011
Vol. 23, No. 1

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Montessori Elementary Philosophy Reflects Current Motivation Theories
Angela Murray

The First Time
Beth Black

Teacher Follow-Through and Classroom Harmony
Jane Nelsen and Chip DeLorenzo

Winter 2010
Vol. 22, No. 4

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“We Had to Be Sneaky!” Powerful Glimpses into Imaginary Expression in Montessori Classrooms
Cathleen S. Soundy

Cobb Montessori: A Community Crisis Illuminating the Challenges and Opportunities of Public Montessori
Christine Benham

Research 101: Understanding Educational Research
Angela Murray, Janet Bagby, and Tracey Sulak

Following All the Children: Early Intervention and Montessori
Jacqueline Cossentino

The Way We Gather
Marta Donahoe

Fall 2010
Vol. 22, No. 3

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A Tribute to Cleo Monson, First National Director of the American Montessori Society
Cathleen Haskins

Curiosity Questions
Jane Nelsen and Chip DeLorenzo

Drive to Montessori: An Interview with Daniel Pink
Dane L. Peters

The Thimble and the Egg: Why a Small Child Cannot Always Hold a Large Curriculum
Daniel Bachhuber

Grassroots Montessori: Cincinnati’s Groundswell to Create One of the Country’s Few Public Neighborhood Montessori Schools
By Darlene Kamine and Ginger Kelley McKenzie

The Aging Montessorian
By Ruth Corey Selman

Education for Peace
By Rita Schneider

Summer 2010
Vol. 22, No. 2

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A 3-Year Study of Self- Regulation in Montessori and Non-Montessori Classrooms
Barbara Ervin, Pamela D. Wash, and Marilyn E. Mecca

How I Feel about Being a Montessori Teacher
Musah Issah

The Music Within
Rekha S. Rajan

Montessori Madness! An Interview with Trevor Eissler
Mark Powell

Gandhi and Montessori:
A Speech in London

Spring 2010
Vol. 22, No. 1

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Recollections and Reflections: The American Montessori Society
Douglas Gravel

The American Montessori Society, Inc.
Gilbert E. Donahue

Tintypes: A Program for the American Montessori Society Tenth Anniversary Dinner
Bob Rambusch

Freedom, Order, and the Child: Self-Control and Mastery of the World Mark the Dynamic Montessori Method
Nancy McCormick Rambusch

Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 2007–2009
Janet Bagby and Natalie Jones

Winter 2009 − 2010
Vol. 21, No. 4

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Educating for Ecological Sustainability: Montessori Education Leads the Way
Ann Sutton

Teaching Gratitude: Tools for Inner Peace and Happiness
Cathleen Haskins

Montessori by Nature
Sharon Allen Gilder

Strategies for Promoting Problem Solving and Transfer: A Qualitative Study
Janet Bagby and Tracey Sulak

Fall 2009
Vol. 21, No. 3

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Follow the Poet: Poetry in the Montessori Classroom
Laura Reid

That’s Not Montessori
Dane L. Peters

A New Model for Service Projects: Bringing Power Up Gambia to Wilmington Montessori
Susan Hanway Scott and Linda Zankowsky

Creating a Curriculum That Fosters Scientific Thought
Tilan Langley

Summer 2009
Vol. 21, No. 2

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Is Montessori Ready for the Obama Generation?
Mark Powell

Maria Montessori and the Secret of Tabula Rasa
David Weinberg

Making a Difference: Our Story of Mission Outreach in the Philippines
Joan J. Mariani Gomes and Jerry C. Richmond

Spring 2009
Vol. 21, No. 1

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A Clear Voice for Montessori: Elisabeth Caspari
Marjorie Ann Lombard

Exploring Spirituality Through Writing Activities in the Elementary Classroom
Cathleen Haskins

Honoring the Child with Dyslexia in a Montessori Classroom
Meghan Kane Skotheim

The Listing Project
Marta Donahoe

Winter 2008 − 2009
Vol. 20, No. 4

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How Important Are the Montessori Materials?
Angeline Lillard

Public Montessori Elementary Schools: A Delicate Balance
Angela Murray and Vicki Peyton

Power Picture Books: Tools for Teaching Peace
Cathleen Haskins

The Rebirth of Montessori: Rebuilding a Public Charter Montessori School in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Ellen Selvidge

Nature Abandoned: Where Have All the Children Gone?
Chris Sanantonio

Fall 2008
Vol. 20, No. 3

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Where Is Everybody? Valorization in a World that Could Be
Marta Donahoe

The Effects of Music Instruction on Learning in a Montessori Classroom
Maureen Harris

Ancient Ways and Lessons Learned: What Montessorians Can Understand from Native Educators
Nanette S. Schonleber

Reflections on the Internationality of Montessori Education
Cynthia Brunold-Conesa

Summer 2008
Vol. 20, No. 2

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Building Ukrainian Montessori from the Ground Up
Ginny Cusack

Developing Resilient Children After 100 Years of Montessori Education
Meg Drake

FEATURE ARTICLE
Elements of a Just Adolescent Community
Mary Schaefer Enright, Lawrence V. Schaefer, Patricia S. Schaefer, and Kristin A. Schaefer

Spring 2008
Vol. 20, No. 1

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The Montessori Model in Puebla, Mexico: How One Nonprofit Is Helping Children
Jeni Harger

Gender Play and Good Governance
Mark Powell

Assistive Technology for Every Child
Barbara Foulks Boyd

FEATURE ARTICLE
Building a Just Adolescent Community

Mary Schaefer Enright, Lawrence V. Schaefer, Patricia S. Schaefer, and Kristin A. Schaefer

Winter 2007 − 2008
Vol. 19, No. 4

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Inquiring Adolescent Minds Want to Know: What Is Happening to Me?
Penny HildeBrandt Cichucki

The Heart of the Senior Year
Betsy Coe

Montessori Secondary Schools: Preparing Today’s Adolescents for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Ginger Kelley McKenzie

Building Success into Your Montessori Middle School Program
Ann Sutton

The Teacher, Part 1
Maria Montessori
 
Conversations with Today’s Montessorians

Fall 2007
Vol. 19, No. 3

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Good News from the Trenches: Strategies for Success in a Montessori After-School Program
Diane Carrington

Fort Play: Children Recreate Recess
Mark Powell

Let’s Ask Anyway
Christopher J. Dodd

Conversations with Today’s Montessorians

Oh, and We Do Reading Too
Laurie Babicki and Sally Luke

Summer 2007
Vol. 19, No. 2

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Guiding the Future: How Art Enhances a Montessori Child’s Life
Barb Short

Going from Dream to Reality: Steps to Grow your School Facility
Daniel H. Jacobs and Sharon L. Sargo

Conversations with Today’s Montessorians

A Second Language in the Classroom: Are We Missing the Boat?
Ruth Corey Selman

Our Young Cultural Ambassadors: Montessori Peacemakers for a Modern World
Kateri Carver-Akers and Kristine Markatos-Soriano

Spring 2007
Vol. 19, No. 1

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The Forgotten Citizen
Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori: Portrait of a Young Woman
Phyllis Povell

Montessori as an American Public School Alternative
Nancy McCormick Rambusch

Maria Montessori and Educational Forces in America
P. Donohue Shortridge

A Long Letter to Montessorians in America, in Answer to Some of the Many Questions I Receive
Mario Montessori

A History of the Living Legacy

Conversations with Today’s Montessorians

AMS at 47, Montessori at 100: A Memoir
John P. Blessington

Montessori Education and Practice: A Review of the Literature, 1996–2006
Janet Hall Bagby

What Makes a Montessorian?
Nancy McCormick Rambusch

Why Montessori Works
Beverly Blount

Classic Books for Children
Patricia A. Vardin

Multicultural Books for Early Childhood Educators
Jane M. Gangi

Winter 2006 − 2007
Vol. 18, No. 4

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Multiracial Family Seeking Multiracial School: One Parent’s Perspective
Christina Shaver

A Visit to a Montessori Elementary Class in Israel
Chandra Fernando

The Orange Balloon Project
Hillary A. Porter

The Learning Tree Montessori Child Care: An Approach to Diversity
Laurie Wick

Journey to Egypt: A Board
Game Ellen Selvidge

Making Sense of Every Child
Stephen Viola, and Alicia Noddings

On Your Mark! Get Set! Go!
Veronica Rowland

Adult Collaboration: The“Glue” for School Improvement
Sharon Damore and Kathryn Wiggins

Fall 2006
Vol. 18, No. 3

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From Alpha to Omega
Paul Clement Czaja

Weaving Service into Adolescent Lives
Megan Tepper-Rasmussen

An American Montessori Teacher’s Experience in Sri Lanka
Irene Baker

Peace: A Feeling You Have in Your Heart
Kim Johnson

The Needs of Humans: A Beginning
Marie Scott

The 3M Project: Using Technology to Facilitate Greater Cultural Understanding
Heidi J. Larson and Kevin S. Tseng

Alice’s Dream
Alice Azumi Iddi-Gubbels

Summer 2006
Vol. 18, No. 2

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Authenticity & Technology in Montessori Education
Elizabeth Ross Hubbell

Life without Scissors and Tape
Donna Lovell

Fame at an Early Age
Kathy Carey

Widening the Circle
Marta Donahoe

Reconstructing Montessori: On Being an Authentic Montessori School
Michele Monson

Establishing an American Montessori Movement: Another Look at the Early Years
Keith Whitescarver and Jacqueline Cossentino

Humor in the Hands of Seasoned Montessorians
Michelle Willard

Spring 2006
Vol. 18, No. 1

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What Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Learn from Play: 12 Ideas
Alice Sterling Honig

Toddlers Learning Through Culinary Experiences
Hilary Porter

Infant Crying: To Soothe or Not to Sooth
Josh Thompson, and Lydia Leeds

Montessori School Leadership: AMS Needs You
Marie M. Dugan

Violence in the Media: One Teacher’s Response
Harvey Hallenberg

The Challenge of Teaching Elementary Reading
Aline D. Wolf

Humor in the Classroom
Cathy Fowler

What to Look for When You Are Looking
K. T. Korngold

Fall 2005
Vol. 17, No. 4

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Leadership Is Fashionable Again
Bretta Weiss Wolff


Looking Back to Earth: A Lesson in Leadership
Ruth Corey Selman

Nancy McCormick Rambusch: A Reflection
Phyllis Povell

Heading a (Montessori) School
Dane L. Peters

What Is Leadership? Montessorians Respond

Are You Leading, or Just Managing to Get By?
Jonathan Wolff, Michael Eanes, and Dana Kaminstein

Working Together: Collaborative School Leadership Fosters a Climate of Success
Ginger Kelley McKenzie

Financial Statements: A Primer

A Tribute to Joy Starry Turner

Remembering Joy Starry Turner
John Chattin-McNichols

The First Farewell: Hello, Goodbye, Hello
Joy Starry Turner

Summer 2005
Vol. 17, No. 3

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Why Music?
Catherine McTamaney

The Joy of Music
Sally A. Myers

If You Can Talk, You Can Sing
Mary Stratton and Mick Stratton

Teaching Music in a Montessori Fashion: A Vision Realized
Cheryl Copeland

Music and Montessori: An Interview with Erica Roach

Music, the Brain, and
Education
Warren Puffer Jones

Counting or Playing?
Matt Bronsil

The Egg Man and the Empress
Dennis R. Smith

Spring 2005
Vol. 17, No. 2

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An Interview with
Alice Waters

Changing Nutrition Standards: Eating in America
Kathy Carey

Nutrition: Education for Life
Debra Gorman Cagle

Of Meat and Montessori: One Person’s Path to Vegetarianism
Ruth Corey Selman

Montessori and School
Libraries Michael Duffy

Jump-Starting the Writing Process: One School’s
Approach Jeanne Jackson DeVoe

Bridging the Gap: An International Exchange Makes a World of Difference
Carley Fisher-Maltese

From Russia with Montessori
Ruth Corey Selman

Counting the Pinecones: Children’s Addition and Subtraction Strategies
Michelle K. Reed and Jeffrey P. Smith

Winter 2005 − 2006
Vol. 17, No. 1

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Moral Development in Montessori Environments
Robin Cain

You Make the Call: Ethics in Everyday Life

Putting Your BEST Foot Forward: Stepping Out Into the Broader Community
Janie Thompson and Karen Towles

Money Connects: Teaching About Money in a Montessori Elementary Classroom
Mark Powell

Designing the Ideal Children’s House: How Architecture Can Help Children Learn
Daniel H. Jacobs, and Sharon Sargo

Developing a Microbiology Curriculum for Elementary Students
Eileen Shea Wise

Reviews—Music, Books

Applications and Opportunities

Code of Ethics

Fall 2004
Vol. 16, No. 4

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Educating for Peace: A Montessori Best Practice
Sonnie McFarland

Defining Best Practices: A Goal for 21st-Century Montessori Education
Patti Tepper-Rasmussen

A Road Map: Montessori Curriculum and Learner Outcomes
Sharon Damore

Deconstructing Montessori: A Growing Problem
Jack Blessington

Best Practices: A Commentary
Marlene Barron

“Restorative” Yoga and Silence Games for Children and Adolescents: A Way of Knowing the World More Clearly
Michael J. Rosanova

One Individual at a Time: Instruction in the Montessori Classroom
Susan Jones Jensen

Reviews—Music, Film, Books

Applications and Opportunities

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