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Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing

Excellent TED Ed Talks to Improve Students Writing | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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10 Great TED Talks for Parents

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The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning

The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

At first glance, the intersections between Montessori education and high-quality digital learning are not immediately apparent. To those of us with some knowledge about Montessori methods, its natural materials and deep traditions seem to stand in opposition to the vision of a futuristic, technology-rich digital or blended learning environment. Here are five intersections between Montessori education and digital learning that this author has observed as a parent to a Montessori preschooler, online educator and an education policy researcher.

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6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind

6 Elements Of Play: The Spectrum Of A Relaxed Mind | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

The role of play in learning is a complex thing, in part because it is easily misunderstood as “playing is learning.”While that’s certainly true, there is also a role for play in formal learning experiences as well. As self-directed learning becomes more possible and more potent in the 21st century, the idea of one learner riffing casually off another is increasingly accessible.

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How to help your child cultivate creativity

How to help your child cultivate creativity | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Children are naturally creative - think about what makes them happy now and help them become more confident in their creativity.

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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Allowing kids to deeply engage with a project they are passionate about also helps produce more positive memories of school, Stager said.

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"Guided By Nature": International Montessori Congress 2013 Conference July 31-Aug 3

"Guided By Nature": International Montessori Congress 2013 Conference July 31-Aug 3 | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

The 2013 International Montessori Congress will allow us to look closer at how Montessori education is guided by children’s natural development and how that growth fosters a respectful relationship with the environment. The Congress theme, “Montessori: Guided By Nature”, takes root in that dynamic relationship and celebrates that we are all uniquely tied to the physical and ecological makeup of our surroundings.

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Roger Harris's curator insight, April 16, 2013 10:18 AM

Nature and Montessori go together naturally!

openMontessori's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:07 PM

Cant be there, but have lots of friends going to this event. Wish could see the glass classroom being held in the afternoon of the first day.....amazing.

 

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Top 10 Reasons for Parents to Learn the Montessori Method

Top 10 Reasons for Parents to Learn the Montessori Method | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future.  If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.

           ~ Maria Montessori

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5 Great reads for teachers

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The Mathematical Mind, the Imagination, and the Innocence of the Child

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30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn

30 Surprising (And Controversial) Ways Students Learn | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

What are the real ways students learn? Is daydreaming a good thing? Should they play violent video games? A new report takes a close look.

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Honouring the Independent Life of a Child |

Honouring the Independent Life of a Child | | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Get Curious, Not Furious” 

Montessori was so incredibly wise in this area and knew that in order to be effective with any sort of discipline, you must start by observing and respecting the child’s rights as a profound human being.

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Learning About Communities…But Not From Textbooks

Learning About Communities…But Not From Textbooks | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

I recently wrote about Thinking About Learning Differently- Talking to Strangers, where I mentioned our third graders journey of skyping around the world to learn about different communities.

The goal is not to only collect cold data, but to:

-make connections between the different locations and communities
learn about geography
-talk “to strangers”, practicing speaking skills and conversation skills, be aware of body language…
-reflect on how and what we are learning
-invite a global audience (including parents and grandparents) to continue a conversation via the classroom blog

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Barbara Boksz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 25, 5:14 PM

Glad to see my  '90's Kidlink experiences being expanded using Skype etc.  We would have loved to be able to "see" each other back then! 

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Education: The Montessori Method [infographic]

Education: The Montessori Method [infographic] | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

The Montessori method is an educational practice that focuses on how children learn naturally. It has been used all over the world to help children learn for more than 100 years.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Kindness, Empathy, and Connection

Five-Minute Film Festival: Kindness, Empathy, and Connection | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

VideoAmy compiled this moving playlist of videos to explore the importance of human relationships and the power of being kind, generous, and compassionate.

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Beauty and Poetry

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Building the Pink Tower is a documentary film project that reimagines schools and learning through the lens of Montessori education. donatepinktower.org

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Fabulous Collection of Video Narratives from and on Annie Fisher Montessori School

Fabulous Collection of Video Narratives from and on Annie Fisher Montessori School | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

The footage presented in this collection of subject-specific videos was filmed in 2013 at Montessori Magnet School at Annie Fisher, one of three comprehensive Montessori magnet schools in Hartford, Connecticut.  All three schools have highly diverse student bodies with high percentages of English Language Learners and students receiving free or reduced lunch. 

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Cozy Classics: Series of Primer Books for Children That Re-Imagine Classic Novels

Cozy Classics is a new board book series presenting well-loved stories through twelve child-friendly words and twelve needle-felted illustrations. Now you can share the classics with children of any age! Cozy Classics is written and illustrated by twin brothers Jack and Holman Wang. The first two titles in the series, Pride & Prejudice and Moby Dick, will be published in the fall of 2012 by Simply Read Books.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Cozy+Classics+have+friendly+twist/8688232/story.html

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The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom

The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010. This rapid growth makes it the fastest growing social media site of the past year. Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.

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Questions: Critical Thinking

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How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success

How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Free, unstructured playtime gives kids a chance to discover their interests and tap into their creativity. It’s a crucial element for building resilience in

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Roger Harris's curator insight, February 28, 2013 9:18 AM

The best Montessori schools have areas where children can play outside during unstructured time.

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Why is Creativity Important in Education: "It is not an option, it's an absolute necessity " Sir Ken

Why is Creativity Important in Education: "It is not an option, it's an absolute necessity " Sir Ken | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

As you probably know Sir Ken Robinson is one of the pioneer educators who constantly advocate the importance of creativity in education. Here is an another great video of his. Just as is the case in all the other videos, Ken Robinson excels in talking about creativity and in the clip below, he will explain to you wny creativity matters in education and it requires a transformation in the schools work. Accoridng to him, " creativity is not an option, it's an absolute necessity ".

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Thoughtful Quotes from Maria Montessori

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What is the future for learning?

What is the future for learning? | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

GOOD is a global community of, by, and for pragmatic idealists working towards individual and collective progress. They have created a great documentary on the views of key educators on what they think the future of learning is. There are some positive examples of using educational technology and how it can be a powerful pedagogical tool.

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3 Ways Schools Are Using Technology To Talk To Parents

3 Ways Schools Are Using Technology To Talk To Parents | Montessori & 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

In today’s world, digital technology is now providing a growing selection of means for teachers and school administrators to reach parents anywhere and anytime.

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