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Multi-Age Grouping: Observation + Imitation = Learning

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Inside the Montessori community and beyond, multi-age classrooms are a hot topic for parents, teachers, and school administrators. Multi-age class, combination class, double grade, split-grade class, mixed-age class, ungraded class, vertically-grouped class… Are we all talking about the same thing? Angeline Stoll Lillard, in her authoritative research review Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius, describes Continue Reading

Off To School

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“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” —Abigail Van Buren (the original “Dear Abby”) It’s still July, but it’s not too early to think about the beginning of the school year. Taking a hint from the stores filled with school supplies and back-to-school specials, we Continue Reading