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Volume #6   Issue #1

ISSN: 0219-7642    Aug 19, 2007

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Have you heard about the method of teaching children called Montessori? This is a method of teaching children that focuses more on helping a child develop skills involving creativity, time-management and even problem solving rather than focusing on things such as math, language skills or even social studies. These methods are not always readily accepted but many people consider Montessori to be one of the most effective ways of helping a child unleash their true ability without always focusing on the smaller details of what a child is learning. Imagine the concept of teaching a child the skills to grow, rather than merely teaching facts. How much do you really remember from your education as a child?

Montessori is not always for everyone and in this issue we will take some time to focus on the Montessori experience. You may discover the new method you want to use for your child, or you may fall in love with the methods all over again if you currently use Montessori. Either way we hope to offer everyone something wonderful in this issue.

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People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be. " - Harvey MacKay

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The Montessori Classroom
By Mary Anne Winslow

In a Montessori classroom, the focus is on the child's learning, not on the teacher's teaching. A child's learning process does not involve in a one-way flow of information from the teacher. Learning occurs on the input from the child, encouraging two-way interaction between himself and the teacher, and his environment. Continue to read more here!

Montessori School Method of Education
By Denise Underwood

Montessori is an individual based teaching curriculum which is receiving world wide recognition, learn about what Montessori is and how it will ensure the best education for your child.

Nourishing The Young Absorbent Mind
By Laura Morris

The young child has what we call the "absorbent mind." Children are ready to take in the world around them, so think carefully about the environment they are spending their time in and make sure they are realizing their full potential.


How To Raise An Amazing Child the Montessori Way
By Tim Seldin

Adapted for easy use with children at home and based on the key ideas that create confident, independent children in Montessori schools, this inspiring book shows parents how to deal with children's physical and intellectual growth from birth to six years.






The Montessori Method
By Maria Montessori

The Montessori method is educational philosophy as well as methodology. Originally was developed in the early 1900s by Dr. Maria Montessori as a way to educate the lower-income children. Many Montessori bases schools are elementary school or preschool in level, but there are some Montessori programs which begin with infants and/or end at 12th Grade.

The Montessori philosophy is built upon the idea that children should develop and think differently than adults. Dr. Montessori believed in children's rights, children working to develop themselves into adults, and that this development would lead to world peace.



Making Music Helps Make the Grade
Health News Digest August 15, 2007

Piano Wizard Methodology is revolutionizing today's child by incorporating age old music lessons with hi-tech entertaining and easy to play video games.

Pushy Parents and Baby Genuises
Times Online August 12, 2007

The “gifted child” has never been a popular child – at least not with members of the pedagogic establishment, teachers in the classroom, kids in the playground, egalitarian crusaders and most of all, the parents of children who wished their kids were gifted too.

Extreme Parenting
The Atlantic August, 2007

Common wisdom holds that it is wholesome and American to give children the best chance for success: to fill their rooms with lush playthings, to adorn their walls with bright alphabet letters and their plates with mercury-free salmon.

Whose Homework Is It, Anyway?
The Arizona Republic August 16, 2007

Raise your hand and repeat: "I will not do my children's homework." Of course you won't. You know that if you do the homework, your children miss out on learning. Their self-esteem erodes. They don't learn to think for themselves, problem solve, develop confidence in their own abilities and, in short, become productive members of society.

Learning Moments Outside the Classroom
Inquirer August 5, 2007

MANILA, Philippines—Imagine a school where every minute of a child's waking hours can be turned into a “learning moment,” where the teacher, who works without pay, is on call 24/7, where classes are not suspended on account on bad weather, where you spend only P14,700 for tuition, plus P1,500 for miscellaneous fees and around P2,000 for textbooks a year, and where students spend an average of only three to five hours in the “classroom,” depending on their grade level.

Let's Not Cower From The Hard Truth About Race And IQ
The Times Online August 16, 2007

The debate over racial differences in IQ represents perhaps the greatest scientific controversy of the past half-century. The facts are not in serious dispute: blacks score, on average, significantly lower than whites in IQ tests in the United States, Britain and beyond.

Brainy Baby Genuises May Not Be So Smart After All
North Jersey August 16, 2007

THE HUGE baby video industry was shaken last week by news of a study questioning the videos' effectiveness. This shouldn't come as a surprise. Did anyone really believe that watching a Baby Mozart video would produce a musical prodigy?


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