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The Adult Montessori School Community: Finding the Balance

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 30, no. 2

Pages: 131–144

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Practical Life: The Keystone of Life, Culture, and Community

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 38, no. 2

Pages: 47-54

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Abstract/Notes: Uma Ramani's characterization of practical life is philosophical and anthropological, suggesting that "human history is the story of the evolution of our practical life activities." Practical life is a collaborative activity that creates community and culture. One's adaptation to life through the daily work of ordering our environment lends meaning to all learning and to living a good life. [This article is based on a talk presented at the NAMTA conference titled "Whole School Practical Life: A Comprehensive View of Community, the Intelligence, and the Hand," Dallas, TX, January 17-20, 2013.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Technology, Togetherness, and Adolescents: Creating a Meaningful Adolescent Learning Community in the Digital Age

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Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 41, no. 2

Pages: 109-129

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Abstract/Notes: Ben Moudry has written a comprehensive overview of the current challenges facing parents, schools, administrators, and students regarding what he calls "handheld computers," commonly known as smart phones. His annotated statistics and description of American society in 2015 are frightening in their clarity, while the percentages and numbers of technology overuse and distraction are increasing. From his position at The Grove School, Moudry describes a path to creating a community-informed technology policy that is aligned with the school's mission, vision, and values and serves to improve communications and cooperation models for managing a farm. [This paper was presented at the NAMTA conference titled "A Montessori Integrated Approach to Science, Mathematics, Technology, and the Environment" in Portland, OR, Mar 31-Apr 3, 2016.]

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Community, Freedom, and Discipline in a Caring Classroom

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 31, no. 1

Pages: 69–77

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Language: English

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Children's Participation: Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental Care

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 24, no. 1

Pages: 182-206

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Abstract/Notes: Argues the need for children to have contact with the natural world and a role in the preservation of the environment. Explains that children's roles in sustainable development can occur only when adults allow children to act independently. Outlines problems with current ways of involving children in environmental movements. (JS)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Elementary Moral Outcomes Leading to a Successful Adolescent Community

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 33, no. 3

Pages: 109–130

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Montessori Community Values: Sowing the Seeds of Morality

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 31, no. 2

Pages: 139–162

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Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Redefining Who We Are: The Work of a Learning Community; Facing Adolescents/Facing Ourselves

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 28, no. 2

Pages: 31-47

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Abstract/Notes: It is within the prepared environment of the adolescent learning community that the adult comes into full connection with Montessori's universal picture of optimal development. Adolescents' search for meaning enables adults to come to a clearer understanding of the human condition. Thus, teachers of adolescents must endeavor to model the ideals of ethical behavior, the nature of intellectual competence, and the goal of developing one's optimal potential. (KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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Civility and Citizenship: The Roots of Community Connection

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 27, no. 3

Pages: 115-128

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Abstract/Notes: Weaves into the adolescent concept of community those Montessori ideas related to laws of human personality, nature, and society. Examines components of Montessori practice and theory, including the importance of work, the prepared environment, social cohesion, the imagination, and the absorbent mind by linking early childhood and adolescence. Suggests that education involves spiritual development, enhances students' individual value, and prepares youth to understand the times in which they live. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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The Culture of Civility: The Cohesion of the Social Community

Publication: NAMTA Journal, vol. 26, no. 3

Pages: 33-53

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Abstract/Notes: Draws on a comparison of the characteristics of early childhood and early adolescence to comment on the culture of civility for adolescents. Discusses how Montessori adolescent psychology reiterates the role of the environment, the importance of work, the mindfulness of movement, the savoring of silence, the beauty of language, lessons in grace and courtesy, and the independence of self. (Author/KB)

Language: English

ISSN: 1522-9734

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