Tag: Maria Montessori

Classroom Leadership Tips

Music: Please use a variety of songs and a variety of melodies.  Don’t use the same familiar melody and just put words to it. Don’t sing, “Here we go,” or “1, 2, 3” before every song.  Just begin when you can see and hear… Continue Reading “Classroom Leadership Tips”

About Alessandro Montessori

About Alessandro Montessori by Donald McClurkin I am Alessandro Montessori, the proud father of Maria Montessori. Born in Fararra, Italy in 18323, I lived a reserved, disciplined, patriotic life as an Italian soldier and, later, as an accountant in a salt and tobacco factory… Continue Reading “About Alessandro Montessori”

Spiritual Embryo

One of the most profound concepts in Dr. Maria Montessori’s work is her view of the child’s “spiritual embryo.”  Before child psychologists such as Piaget laid out their stages of development, Montessori gave us the counter-cultural view of the child’s nature as “full” rather… Continue Reading “Spiritual Embryo”