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THE KINGSLEY TIMES

The Kingsley Open House Experience

Jan 10, 2020 10:42:34 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, independent school, independent, Kingsley Montessori School, open house

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Schools all over the world offer opportunities for families to visit, explore the school, and learn more about curriculum and culture. The Open House model is not new or groundbreaking, but at Kingsley we pride ourselves on delivering an outstanding experience at each Open House event. Our goal is to provide you with an honest, in-depth look at what Kingsley provides, in an efficient, pleasant experience. We strive for our events to be convenient, welcoming, and forthright. 

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A Brief History of Kingsley Montessori

Nov 14, 2019 9:10:18 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in boston, back bay, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, history

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From its humble beginnings as a one room school house, to its current 330-plus enrollment, Kingsley has undergone many changes in it's eventful lifetime! 

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Class Charters: Promoting Community and Inclusion

Sep 13, 2019 12:30:42 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, Kingsley Montessori School, community building, student centered learning

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At Kingsley, we believe that our students can, and should, be in charge of their own learning spaces. One of the ways that we promote this is by allowing students to work together with their classmates to create their Class Charter. Each classroom chooses their own way to approach this task. In every class, students work together and share their ideas to create a charter that describes their ideal learning environment.

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Summer in the City: The Best that Boston has to Offer

Apr 10, 2019 10:12:27 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in Summertime at Kingsley, boston, Kingsley Montessori School, summer camp, engineering, music, art, adventure, summer in boston, summer in the city, summer program

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Kingsley's Summer in the City program is a great opportunity for children ages 3 through 12 to explore Boston, learn, and have fun with new friends. Summer in the City is a five week program, with specific themes attached to each week. 

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History of Writing Activities: Lower Elementary

Feb 28, 2019 11:16:07 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in prepared classroom, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, community building, writing

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We love building community through learning and doing. One of the ways we do this is by creating occasions where students work with different teachers or in different classrooms for special projects.

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Lower Elementary: Community Meetings

Feb 8, 2019 2:29:45 PM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, elementary, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School, community building

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One of the ways that we build an accepting and supportive community at Kingsley is when our students host Community Meetings with other grade levels. Our Lower Elementary students regularly host Community Meetings with our entire Elementary division—Upper Elementary students, other Lower Elementary students, teachers, staff members, and guests.

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Montessori: Student-Centered Learning

Jan 30, 2019 10:07:20 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School, student centered learning, self selected work, student centered

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One idea that underpins the Montessori philosophy, is that education must be student-centered. Maria Montessori is famously quoted, advising educators to "follow the child." Allow the child to determine the path of their education—with the necessary support.

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Early Childhood Montessori Assessment

Jan 24, 2019 1:23:04 PM / by Kate Kausch posted in montessori, toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, kingsley, Kingsley Montessori School, assessment, testing

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In the Early Childhood Division here at Kingsley Montessori School, our approach to assessment depends on a thoughtfully prepared classroom environment, and formative observations by teachers throughout each day. This results in detailed record-keeping, which informs everything from what lessons to present and which classroom materials to emphasize, to how to approach goal-setting and progress reports.

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Montessori: Self-Selected Work

Dec 4, 2018 10:25:03 AM / by Doug DeMaio posted in montessori, Montessori School, Kingsley Montessori School

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In the Montessori classroom, students engage in independent work blocks. During these work blocks, students consult their learning plans, select the work they need, prepare their environment, and get to work. This level of independence and motivation begins at an early age for Montessori students.

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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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