Montessori in the Public Sector

The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards Montessori and the Core Standards – An Initial Alignment and Correlation, completed by Anna Perry, Seton Montessori Institute, and Stacey Edwards, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), with the help of countless Montessori and Non-Montessori Advocates under the auspices of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS). Mappings of representative AMI curricula in math and geometry and language to the Common Core State Standards are now available for download from the AMI/USA website. Previously distributed only to AMI members...

Resources for Special Education in Public Montessori Schools

Resources for Special Education in Public Montessori Schools Download PDF: Resources for Special Education in Public Montessori School The following document provides a list of resources and links to Montessori special education topics including evaluation, children and family relationships, an inclusive environment and public policy.  The document can be downloaded and made available as a handout for those eager to learn more. ...

Starting a Public Montessori School: A Planning Timeline

Classroom Assessment Rubric

Classroom Assessment Rubric These rubrics were developed to assist with charter school audits for the classroom. They are designed to direct the observer’s attention to student engagement, with special focus on the characteristics of purposeful, effortful activity – what is known in Montessori as “work.” Observing Work Engagement Primary/3-6 Classroom In high functioning Montessori environments, the vast majority of students will be engaged in concentrated, independent work with materials the guide (teacher) has prepared and to which the student has been introduced through a...

Starting a Public Montessori School: A Planning Timeline

Montessori Schools Help Children Exposed to Trauma

Most of us think of trauma as singular, horrifying events like natural disasters, school shootings, or catastrophic accidents. But chronic traumatic situations are much more common: domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, or imprisonment of adult household members. With their emphasis on movement, purposeful exploration, self-correction, and mindfulness, Montessori environments turn out to be ideal settings for developing long-term capacities for resilience and self-reliance. ...

Montessori as an Intervention for Children with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a biologically originated, language-based learning disability characterized by difficulties in accuracy and/or fluency in recognizing words as well as poor abilities in spelling and word decoding. Decades of research have shown that a primary cause of Dyslexia is a deficit in the phonological processing of words. This deficit makes learning to read, a challenging task for any child, even more so for dyslexic children as they struggle to autonomously identify new words and become fluent readers. ...