Montessori Life

A quarterly magazine that provides a forum for discussion of issues and ideas in the field of Montessori. In addition, the publication offers the latest society news, events, and opportunities.


Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter

Let Peter Rabbit Play in the Garden
Let Peter Rabbit Play in the GardenUsing Beatrix Potter's Work to Integrate Ecological Literacy into Montessori ClassroomsThe day I sat down at a rug with a copy of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit, some potted herb plants, and a basket of nature...
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Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer

"Do You Teach Them Anything?": What Really Happens in a Montessori Toddler Class
At the conclusion of a presentation I gave during a recent open house at our school, I asked if anyone had any questions. A prospective toddler parent raised his hand and asked, "So, do you teach them anything?" While I was taken aback at the time (of...
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Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall

An Interview with Brené Brown
At the AMS 2012 Annual Conference, the editors of Montessori Life sat down with keynote speaker Brené Brown to discuss her life and work.ML; What is your connection to Montessori? We know that your children went through early childhood Montessori programs...
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Vol. 18, No. 1, 2006

Toddlers Learning through Culinary Experiences
EACH YEAR PURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, our classroom celebrates together with a Harvest Feast. Each child is responsible for bringing a dish that is part of his or her family's tradition. The evening before the celebration, I received a phone call from...
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Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring

Science for Babies
"...the child's mind can acquire culture at a much earlier age than is generally supposed, but his way of taking in knowledge is by certain kinds of activity which involve movement." (1967, p. 72)Maria Montessori was decades ahead of mainstream cognitive...
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