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Why is Isolation of Difficulty Important in a Montessori Classroom?

The signature of all Montessori education is equipping children to be self-sufficient, almost as if they are teaching themselves. In our tradition, we have a little secret to this learning style, and it’s called the Isolation of Difficulty. So, what does …
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The Normalized Classroom

The beginning of the school year can be compared to giant waves crashing into the seashore.   A third of the class is new to the classroom. There may be a few children who cry as they learn to separate …
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Respect and Resolution in Montessori School!

Children Running Together

Montessori students learn to celebrate their differences. It’s not unusual to find a very diverse group of students in a Montessori school, and the differences among them can be cultural, physical — even cognitive. Regardless of those differences, we believe …
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4 Reasons Why Montessori Classrooms are Engaging Environments!

An authentic Montessori classroom is anything but ordinary, but it should always be these four things: • Appealing: students should be magnetized to work that provokes their imagination • Accessible: low shelving and easy to reach objects promote interaction early on • Instructive: individualized instruction in …
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Beth Ann Less (Class of 2009)

A junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Beth Ann was encouraged to pursue topics that interested her throughout her 13 years at West Side Montessori.

Christian Tylinski (Class of 2008)

Currently a senior in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Christian's middle school internship experience while WSM set him on an amazing career path.

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