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The Benefits of Arbor’s Adolescent Program

By Kim Taylor, Adolescent Guide Dr. Montessori believed that during adolescence “the individual child is becoming a new born social being who did not exist before…in this sensitive period he is prepared to take up his part in the social life of humanity” (Montessori,... Read More

Montessori: Education for Peace

by Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher “If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.” -Mahatma Gandhi Have you ever wondered why Montessori is sometimes referred to as “Education for Peace”?  Surely it is not... Read More

Cosmic Education: The Great Stories in Elementary

By Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Ask any Montessori elementary child what they did on the first day of school and you are likely to hear, “We blew up the volcano!” Indeed, a bit of baking soda, some red paint, and a splash of vinegar is the highlight of... Read More

The Zen of Toilet Training

The Zen of Toilet Training I recently had coffee with a friend and watched as she was near tears in describing her frustration with potty training her toddler. “My friends give me advice, I’ve watched YouTube videos, read books and Mommy blogs. I’ve been told to start... Read More

Growing Up by Going Out by Emily Peters

Going Out is an activity that involves going outside of the four walls of the classroom to the outside world.  It is certainly not the same as a Field Trip.  Children choose where to go based on their own interests.  The children research information about where they... Read More