Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes Than Traditional Methods, Study Finds

Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes Than Traditional Methods, Study Finds

A study comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills. The study appears in the September 29, 2006 issue of the journal Science (see article full text; available free through Montessori-Science.org). Montessori education is characterized by multi-age classrooms, a special set of educational materials, student-chosen work in long time blocks, a collaborative environment with student mentors,

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This week the children of the Willow Room made a delicious treat: Pumpkin Bread. They baked a sugar pumpkin, scooped out the soft pumpkin flesh with spoons – what messy fun – and pureed it in a blender ready to use for making pumpkin bread.  They then ground their own flour, soaked it in yogurt overnight and baked the pumpkin bread the next day. Since it was so much fun, we want to share the

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