The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom

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Parent Child Press #ad - Gain insights that will help you become an accomplished storyteller, an essential skill for Montessori practitioners. Encourage what maria montessori referred to as the child’s “great power of imagination” and the child as a “force for the discovery of truth. Children will be delighted with your stories and will come to lessons with new-found enthusiasm.

The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom #ad - Written by master montessori storyteller Michael Dorer, this comprehensive book journeys from the basics of storytelling to how to create your own stories. Includes over 40 complete stories matched to the Montessori curriculum and materials. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, and charts add to the appeal of this invaluable addition to any Montessorian’s library.

Bring the fun and energy of storytelling to your classroom or home with this comprehensive guide.

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Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom

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Parent Child Press #ad - Lead children to a more peaceful future with this comprehensive guide. Having obtained classic status, this book is used in many Elementary Montessori training programs. Each chapter outlines a great story, Life, Solar System, Humans, including the Story of the Universe, Earth, and Civilizations. Concludes with a discussion of the implications for this curriculum.

Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom #ad - Revised and expanded in 2016. The appendix includes updated information about scope and sequence, classroom resources, a glossary, and references. Written by michael & D'Neil Duffy.

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Math Works: Montessori math and the developing brain

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Parent Child Press #ad - He also addresses topics of concern for parents such as homework, recent brain research, and standardized testing. Updated in 2014, this book and offers new material including a discussion of Montessori math and how it relates to the Common Core standards. Photos of children working with the materials, charts, and diagrams help make this a very readable guide for families, administrators, and assistants.

. When a parent asks why there is no math homework or what the Table of Pythagoras has to do with standardized testing, follow up your answer by lending this wonderfully articulate book. Montessorian michael duffy presents a concise, compelling explanation of the Montessori math materials, their purpose, and their classroom uses.

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From Lava to Life

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Dawn Publications #ad - Once upon a time" meets science in a children's picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth. It's a thrilling story about how Earth triumphs over crisis to become bacteria, jellyfish, flowers. The second in a trilogy of universe stories - the first being "Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story"-- this book picks up the story with the first appearance of life on Earth.

From Lava to Life #ad - . Even dinosaurs! the author, jennifer Morgan, studied evolutionary science and saw its storytelling possibilities when she explained it to her elementary-age son. Coupled with brilliant artwork by Dana Anderson, who also studied Cosmology, these books will intrigue children and adults alike with their storytelling style and colorful pages.

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Montessori Assessment Playbook

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National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector Press #ad - Can we measure what we treasure? can we build and sustain truly excellent schools focused on the ambitious goal of human flourishing? And can we hold ourselves accountable to the children and families we serve in ways that harness data to advance that goal? The National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector says “yes”! The Montessori Assessment Playbook shows us how to do it.

From the back coverwith these tools, typical of standardized testing, the national Center for Montessori in the Public Sector has shifted the conversation from a narrow focus on Math and Language, to what it summarizes under the term “human flourishing, ” which is in line with Maria Montessori’s emphasis on whole child development.

Montessori Assessment Playbook #ad - Emphasizing both coherence and precision, the Montessori Assessment Playbook shows us how to develop and implement a comprehensive assessment framework focused on human flourishing and, just as important, why such a framework is urgently needed. Organized around 33 discrete tools, and creativity, the Playbook provides a clear and actionable scaffold for building an assessment protocol that captures compelling student outcomes, such as perseverance, compassion, and that links those outcomes to the investments we make to classrooms and schools.

It is a necessary step in the movement from assessing individual children to assess- ing whole system inputs, and working towards the development of agency and responsibility in older children and adolescents. It helps shift the narrow paradigm of traditional assessment that can so easily distract us from what really matters.

Katie torres, executive Director, St. Vrain montessori Community School.

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Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story

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Dawn Publications #ad - Born With a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story #ad - Brian swimme said: In the magic of this story. It succeeds at telling the amazing story of the universe and the creation of Earth with scientific accuracy but without diminishing the mystery and wonder. Suddenly, we have the feeling that we BELONG. Lots of people have gotten very excited about this book and its sequels.

The three books together tell OUR STORY. As cosmologist and author Dr. The second book is from Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story. The final book is mammals Who Morph: The Universe Tells Our Evolution Story.

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Mammals Who Morph

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Dawn Publications #ad - About our bodies, our minds, and spirits. As the president of the american Montessori Society said, radiance, These books are alive with wonder, and deep relevance. Horses, whales and a kind of mammal with a powerful imagination--you! It is a story of chaos, creativity and heroes--the greatest adventure on Earth! And it is a personal story.

Mammals Who Morph #ad - . This remarkable evolution series, concludes with this third book, narrated by the Universe itself, the amazing story of mammals and humans. It picks up after from lava to life: the universe Tells Our Earth Story with the extinction of dinosaurs, and tells how tiny mammals survived and morphed into lots of new Earthlings.

It is our story.

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The Red Corolla: Montessori Cosmic Education for Age 3-6+

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Michael Olaf Montessori Publishing Company #ad - From the introduction what is a cosmic Task? During a lecture in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia I was asked to give a description of Dr. While sipping nectar the pollinator will brush up against the stamens of the flower and some of the pollen on the stamens will become stuck to his body. The flatness of the petal might give the pollinator a place to land to prepare for his work.

. Also included are personal "filling in the gaps" assignments for the parent or teacher, and two republished AMI and NAMTA articles, one on Cosmic Education and the second on music for all ages. He will then fly to the next red flower for another drink and the pollen will fall onto the head of the pistil where it will be drawn within and begin the process of forming seed.

One variety had bright red corollas composed of several large, flat petals. Look at this flower. Montessori’s idea of a cosmic task. The lessons are based on AMI Association Montessori Internationale 3-6 teacher training. I looked down at the edge of the stage where there was a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The Red Corolla: Montessori Cosmic Education for Age 3-6+ #ad - So while the pollinator is meeting his nutritional need, he is also meeting the need of the flowering plant to create seed and spread the species. I explained that, when a child is introduced to the creation of the universe, the evolution of life on earth, and the culture of humans, especially during the elementary ages 6-12 years, he becomes aware of how everything is connected in some way, how each element has a task that fulfills his own needs and at the same time can contribute to the good of the whole.

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Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

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Schocken #ad - Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood #ad - Paula lillard, director of a montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by using the Montessori method.

This is an essential handbook for parents and teachers who have chosen the Montessori alternative for the older child.

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The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching

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iUniverse #ad - By revisiting one verse each day, you can relate its images to your life as a teacher, parent, or child. Award-winning montessori teacher catherine McTamaney revisits the eighty-one verses of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching and relates them to the life and work of teachers, parents, and children. Originally meant to remind rather than direct and to show the way toward natural harmony in the world around and within us, Lao-tzu's verses find a new meaning through McTamaney's skillful mixture of spirituality and education.

Take a moment to read a single stanza, then put it aside and muse upon its meaning. Whether you are familiar with the writings of Lao-tzu or are simply ready to explore a refreshingly contemplative perspective on children and teachers, The Tao of Montessori is a profound work of intellectual stimulation.

The Tao of Montessori: Reflections on Compassionate Teaching #ad - If, their curiosity, you regret that Montessori too rarely in her writings appreciated the humanity of teachers-their creativity, like some, their doubts-this book stands as the perfect complement. Jola-Montessori. Comevocative and unique, the tao of Montessori offers a quiet balance to the noisy demands of teaching and parenting through a special blend of encouraging verse.

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To Educate the Human Potential

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Ravenio Books #ad - Nomadic men and settlers alike contributed to build up early communities, and by interchanges of war and peace to share and spread social amenities. From chapter thirteen brief descriptions are given of some of the earliest civilizations, particularly with a view to their impacts on each other, to be later connected by the blood-circulatory system and the nerves, showing human society as slowly organising itself towards unity, just as, organs are built around separate centres of interest, in the individual human being, into an integrated human organism.

So the talc proceeds till palaeolithic Man appears, most significantly traced by the tools he used on his environment rather than by physical remains of so slight a creature. Rather are our pupils equipped in their whole being for the adventure of life, accustomed to the free exercise of will and judgment, illuminated by imagination and enthusiasm.

To Educate the Human Potential #ad - The new element of mind is brought to creation by man, and from that time the children are helped to see the great acceleration that has taken place in evolution. Not in the service of any political or social creed should the teacher work, able to exercise in freedom a self-disciplined will and judgment, but in the service of the complete human being, unperverted by prejudice and undistorted by fear.

They learn to reverence the earliest pioneers, who toiled for purposes unknown to them but now to be recognised. This book is intended to follow Education for a New World and to help teachers to envisage the child’s needs after the age of six. It is shown how the conception of evolution has been modified of late through geological and biological discoveries, so that self-perfection now has to yield precedence to service among the primary natural urges.

The next eight chapters show how the cosmic plan can be presented to the child, and how equilibrium of elements was achieved, its many changes through slow ages when water was Nature’s chief toiler for accomplishment of her purposes, how land and sea fought for supremacy, as a thrilling tale of the earth we live in, that Life might appear on the stage to play its part in the great drama.

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