19 Dec · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

How to Get Your Mind to Read

A recent article online in the New York Times- Sunday review offered insight on the “reading problem” in America. This article focused on the comprehension issues that lead to problems in reading. Many of these poor readers can sound out words from print, so in that sense, they can read. Yet they are functionally illiterate …

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13 Oct · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Primary Coffee Chat- Fall 2017

Ms. Jayna and Ms. Sarah hosted the annual Primary Coffee Chat in the Lower Elementary Environment so the 3-6 friends could work in their environment undisturbed. We were welcomed by Ms. Amanda as well as Mr. Kurt Hine of the Parent Social Organization. Mr. Kurt offered helpful tips for new parents and explained the purpose …

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15 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Montessori Schools Offer Big Lessons for ‘Managers’

Did you know that children at Montessori schools regularly out-perform those who graduate from traditional schools? And that some of the leading innovators in the world, including Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales credit their ability to think differently to their Montessori educations? Founded in 1897 by Italian ...

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15 May · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Why don’t we have grades?

The above question is a common question asked of Montessori Schools. The following response is an excerpt from an article by John Long, Headmaster of the Post Oak School in Bellaire.     Dr. Montessori emphasized the significance of internal, intrinsic motivation as the power behind learning- as opposed external, extrinsic rewards. Young people are ...

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15 Feb · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Our Emphasis on Handwriting

Handwriting is emphasized in Montessori while other schools dismiss it as "old fashioned" and "obsolete". See the attached link for a wonderful youtube video highlighting the youngest "Master Penman" in the United States today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSyQDu49pI

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25 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

by Katrina Schwartz, MindShift/KQED When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they …

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25 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

Play is an important part of our learning experience.

Click the link below to be directed to NPR's TED Radio Hour from March 27, 2015. This webisode focused on the importance of Play in helping us become "smarter, saner, and more collaborative." Of particular interest will be the third and fourth speakers. Stuart Brown discusses how Play shapes our environment, while noted primatologist Isabel ...

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22 Sep · Hyde Park Montessori · No Comments

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION URGES FAMILIES TO JUST TAKE 20

~Launches literacy campaign to help families read 20 minutes a day ~ Last week, the Florida Department of Education launched the Just Take 20 literacy campaign to support K-12 Florida families with practical, easy-to-implement activities to add 20 minutes of reading to their day. Research says that children who read at least 20 minutes a day outside ...

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