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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

We will be closed for the Holiday weekend.

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Magellan Montessori Releases Second Edition

With more families choosing to homeschool their children, Magellan Montessori has announced the publication of the second edition of Magellan Montessori's Guide to Homeschooling Early Elementary (Ages 6-9 Years) to keep families up to date with the latest resources available for teaching their children at home by the Montessori method.

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Preparing for the release of our Second Edition!

Over the next few weeks we will be pausing from writing articles for our blog site as ALL of our effort is going toward the preparation of our guidebook's Second Edition and related updates to our site which will be published in the next few weeks. We will post more information as we near the release date.

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Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback and enthusiasm!

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Montessori sandwich?

Over three decades ago Dorothy A. Miller coined the term “sandwich generation” in reference to adults that are sandwiched by childrearing responsibilities and elder care simultaneously, as many adults are guiding the development of one generation while managing the decline of another.

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Montessori and Unschooling Can Exist Harmoniously Under One Roof

Continuing our series that compares and contrasts various teaching philosophies and methods, particularly their adaption to homeschooling, let's focus on unschooling.
 
Some educators consider unschooling more of a philosophy than a method and because it encompasses a range of practices, it lends itself to application with various methods, including Montessori.
 
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Montessori homeschoolers face the question: To break or not to break for the summer?

With spring bulbs peeking through the soil and the promise of sunny days ahead, in elementary classrooms around the country the countdown to summer vacation has already begun. Following the most common academic schedule of September-June, most public and private school students have a summer break, making the spring a busy time of completing projects, reviewing lessons and establishing goals for the upcoming year. For home schooling families, especially those that practice the Montessori method, the line between “in session” and summer is likely to be
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Mason vs. Montessori: Similar Goals, Different Approaches

In a speech she once gave at a graduating ceremony for one of her courses, Maria Montessori once said: "...we are drawn toward the child, as individuals, as members of society, and for the good of the human race as a whole. The child is an authority; and the adult must make himself in accord with this authority if he wishes to better his conditions."
 
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Gifts of Montessori art

A good friend from graduate school (whom I admire and adore for her unwavering and inflexible adherence to Montessori authenticity) recently shared the exciting news that after a decade of working in public Montessori she is changing career trajectories to start her own pre-primary school. Serving primarily low-income children. Not only does this gladden my heart (as it should anyone passionate about achieving social justice through Montessori education), but it reminds me that there are times when a good Montessori themed gift is in order.
 
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Montessori and Waldorf Just Two of Many Approaches to Homeschooling

Once parents have made a decision to homeschool their children, there are still choices to be made.

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