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Four More Misconceptions about Montessori

Dec 4, 2018 10:24:46 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, k-12, pre-k, independent school, Montessori School, misconceptions, myths

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We've written before about the common misconceptions people hold with regards to Montessori education. The Montessori method is a complex educational framework, so it's understandable that there would be some misinformation floating around. If you're considering Montessori education for yourself or your family, it's important to have the real information.

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What Does the Research Say about Montessori?

Nov 30, 2018 12:46:30 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, k-12, pre-k, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School

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More so than ever before, humans are researching the ways in which we teach and learn, analyzing what the most effective methods for conveying information are. Alongside, and as a result of this, humans are also developing new educational philosophies, materials, and delivery systems at an ever increasing rate. It can be difficult to keep up!

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Montessori Birthday Walks

Oct 19, 2018 8:27:44 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, foundational decade, k-12, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School

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Celebration of Life

Many Montessori institutions, including Kingsley Montessori, celebrate student birthdays with a celebration of life ceremony known in the classrooms as The Birthday Walk. The Birthday Walk gives students an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the life and growth of their classmate, in a positive, collaborative way.

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Kingsley Core Values: The Foundational Decade

Jun 26, 2018 3:09:23 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, foundational decade, foundational decade of learning, k-12, pre-k, elementary, independent school, independent

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Kingsley Montessori School has three Core Values that guide our educational approach, and help shape our school culture. We believe that these values are central to creating the best place to grow and learn.

Kingsley Core Values

  • The Foundational Decade of Learning
  • Parents as Partners
  • Know Every Child

The first of these values, The Foundational Decade of Learning, serves as the backdrop for everything we do at Kingsley.

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Kingsley Core Values: Parents as Partners

Jun 26, 2018 3:09:18 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, preschool, k-12, pre-k, elementary, independent school, independent, know every child, parents as partners, parents, PTA, Montessori School

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Kingsley Montessori School has three Core Values that guide our educational approach, and help shape our school culture. We believe that these values are central to creating the best place to grow and learn.

Kingsley Core Values:

  • The Foundational Decade of Learning
  • Parents as Partners
  • Know Every Child

Parents play an integral role in the life of their child, and that extends into their schooling and education. We believe that parents are partners in this journey, and Kingsley is devoted to working closely with families.

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Kingsley Core Values: Know Every Child

Jun 26, 2018 3:08:49 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, foundational decade, k-12, pre-k, elementary, independent school, independent, know every child, parents, Montessori School

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Kingsley Montessori School has three Core Values that guide our educational approach, and help shape our school culture. We believe that these values are central to creating the best place to grow and learn.

Kingsley Core Values

  • The Foundational Decade of Learning
  • Parents as Partners
  • Know Every Child

At Kingsley knowing every child as an individual learner is central to our mission. By knowing every child, we can channel their natural curiosities to create passionate, independent learners.

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Parent Expertise Spices Up Food and Art at Kingsley

May 3, 2018 11:50:53 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, k-12, independent school, parents as partners, PTA, Montessori School

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One of the pillars of the Kingsley experience is that parents are partners in the community. Parents, teachers, administrators, and students support each other to achieve the most positive outcome for each child. In some cases, parents go out of their way to share their knowledge and expertise with students, via guest lessons! We were recently lucky enough to have two amazingly talented parents step in on the very same day to lead lessons in both the Visual and Culinary Arts.

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Tech Integration and Critical Thinking at Kingsley

Mar 30, 2018 10:37:55 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, k-12, independent school, Montessori School, technology, critical thinking, technology in school, tech integration, fostering critical thinking

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The advancement of pedagogy with technology is transforming the Kingsley experience.

Technology Integration at Kingsley

At Kingsley, technology integration in the Elementary program is thoughtfully planned and executed, with the goal of building critical thinking skills, along with technical and digital fluency. We view relevant technology as tools designed to increase student productivity and practice while supporting important instructional goals. Through specialized programs with Co-Curricular teachers (science, technology and innovation, library) technology is integrated into daily learning. Students view their technology resources as just that–resources; valuable tools that can be combined and used in creative, purposeful ways.

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Map Work throughout the Foundational Decade

Feb 22, 2018 3:22:01 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, foundational decade, k-12, independent school

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Themes and routines play important roles in the life of a Montessori student. Throughout the levels, work becomes more complex, detailed, and demanding, as students reach for different and more challenging works and materials.

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