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Trenton Wilson

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How do we expose our educators to new ways of learning?

I really want to be involved in doing something productive for my community.


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  • Jul 17 2013: Hi I am a Montessori teacher teaching children ages 3-6 years. Please watch this video from American Montessori society. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM1Gu9KXVkk Trenton please tell me what you think of this approch.
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      Jul 17 2013: i think this is a beautiful idea. the only problem I see is after they grow out of the Montessori school then whats next?
      • Jul 17 2013: Montessori approach doesn't necessarily stop with primary years. The approach is effective and successful all the way through high school. There are many schools that use Montessori philosophy and have been bringing out well rounded individuals year after year. One such school I worked at is Dearborn Heights Montessori school that goes through middle school. For over 35 years this school has been serving the community. Please check out their website.
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      Jul 17 2013: I love your idea very much. i think this will make children able to accurately remember the information they learn, recall it at a later time and utilize it effectively in a wide variety of situations.
      • Jul 17 2013: I Agree with you David, The kind of education Montessori class offers to a child is so beautiful that the child has a chance to learn a concept as a whole not in bits and peaces. She is given an opportunity to develop some really core learning skills like development of concentration, large and small motor coordination, organization skills, and last and the most important- independence. A word so alien to most of the traditional classrooms. Teachers tend to have less faith in a child's ability to complete a task.

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