a montessori prepared environment

The Montessori Prepared Environment

In Montessori, we talk a lot about the “prepared environment.” Really, though, this concept of a prepared environment isn’t limited to Montessori. In fact, from the earth’s biosphere offering an

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Meeting Adolescent Needs

As we adapt, learn, and exist in the world, we rely upon unconscious, innate drives that help us orient, explore, work, order, calculate, imagine, abstract, communicate, repeat, and self-perfect. In

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using a calculator to practice economic independence

Achieving Economic Independence

Adolescents exist between two worlds: they are no longer children but they aren’t yet adults. On this bridge to adulthood, adolescents need opportunities to develop real, meaningful, adult-level skills. They

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Adolescent students posing for a picture

Adolescent: Key Characteristics

The Emotive Adolescent Mind Social development is guided by an “emotive” mind, a combination of inabilities, or purely abstract propositions. This quality of thought may be the reason why an

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