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Monthly archive for January 2014

The Way You Wish You Were Educated

Watch this interview with Michael Barclay on Montessori Education, the Assistant Head of School at Quest Montessori. Montessori education is probably something you’ve heard of already, but why is it so beneficial to growing minds? And what benefits did it impart to such successful graduates as Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin? Cenk Uygur talks to Michael Barclay about the benefits of this unique approach to education. http://youtu.be/kbXojAgcw0I

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Video: Three Period Lesson with Sandpaper Letters

Video: Three Period Lesson with Sandpaper Letters
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January 2014 Gallery

January 2014 Gallery
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Don’t Just Stand There, Think!

Don't Just Stand There, Think!

A series of studies, has shown that children can solve math problems better if they are told to use their hands while thinking. Another study suggested that stage actors remember their lines better when they are moving. This article, published in the Boston Globe, examines the link between movement and cognition: When you read something confusing, or work a crossword puzzle, or try to remember where you put your keys, what do you do with […]

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Students Prosper with Montessori Method

Students Prosper with Montessori Method

This study published in Scientific American seems to show that the Montessori method delivers significant benefits over traditional public schools for even the youngest students: Nearly 100 years ago, a physician opened a school in a poor section of Rome. In doing so, Maria Montessori went beyond being the first female doctor in Italy and became the pioneer of a new method of education. A curriculum based on close observations of children, the Montessori method includes […]

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Cedar News January 2014

Cedar News January 2014

I hope that your time spent celebrating the holidays of your choice, was peaceful, restful and meaningful. Somehow, getting back to routine and schedules is sometimes welcomed after all the festivities. And so, Welcome Back to the Other World! Let the New Year begin!  The elementary students will be winding up their studies of Australia this month with a look into the depths of the ocean. Researching the creatures of the deep and the beauty […]

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Willow News January 2014

Willow News January 2014

Dear Willow Room Families, Welcome back to school!  It seems so long since we saw each other last at our Winter Celebration.  We were so proud of how the children sang for you!  They really showed their stuff!  We had to laugh traveling back and forth from CTMS to the Legion holding on to the rope.  We never knew the children could walk so slowly!!  We entertained ourselves with all sorts of songs as we shuffled along.  Christmas carols, camp songs, school […]

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Book Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Book Review: Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

  Two fundamental cornerstones of American schooling today were placed at the turn of the 20th century: the school as a factory and placed at the turn of the 20th century: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. Students of child development know that these ideas are obsolete, but they continue to have a profound impact on how schooling is done. Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll […]

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Oak News January 2014

Oak News January 2014

Oh how far we have come! Walking around the classroom it’s amazing to see what your children are doing! To see children who first entered the classroom in September work with such concentration and enthusiasm, our third year children so happily helping others when needed we and the second year children proudly writing in their journals each morning. In December we were so busy learning our songs about love and light for our winter celebration. […]

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