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Will Wright brings up some interesting points regarding his experience of a Montessori education.
 
 
Discussion of other "alternative" forms of early childhood education.
 
Math 05/10/2010
 
 - discussion of math in Montessori
 
Language 05/10/2010
 
- discussion of language activities and development in a Montessori context.
 
Sensorial 05/10/2010
 
- discussion of sensorial activities -
 
Practical Life 05/10/2010
 
 - discussion of activities of practical life -
 
Follow the Child 05/10/2010
 
How do Montessori's understandings of child development, including "sensitive periods" and learning through motion compare with current understandings from psychology and neuroscience?

What aspect of a Montessori education do you see as most beneficial to a child's development?  Least beneficial, questionable, or harmful?

How does Montessori address the emotional needs and learning of children?

Do you see Montessori education as a better "fit" for some children than others?  What characteristics of child and school contribute to this view?
 
Environment 05/10/2010
 
How does the Montessori early childhood environment compare to other early childhood classrooms you have experienced? 

What do you see as strengths to the Montessori environment?  Drawbacks?  Limitations? 

In what ways does a Montessori environment incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning?
 

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