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Giving Back Dignity and Independence in Old Age

“We could transform the quality of life of those living with dementia with an approach that helps individuals to be as independent as possible”, says aged care Montessorian and ageing expert Anne Kelly who leads our Montessori for Dementia and Ageing course. “It doesn’t matter how old we are, whether we’re 4, 40 or 104 […]

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Should we really be telling our children they need to catch up?

Our Director of Training, Louise Livingston, considers the concept of “falling behind”. As we look to support children impacted by lockdowns and school closures, we must consider how we can best nurture children emotionally, socially and academically. Politicians are talking of children “falling behind” or not reaching “school readiness” and suggesting a more is more approach with […]

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How Montessori Builds Self-esteem

Strong self-esteem is something that all parents wish their children to have and is an essential element of good mental health. Recent research shows that overpraising children for the things they do, rather than building their confidence in their innate value actually undermines children’s confidence in themselves. What has been found to have a direct […]

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Why Movement is So Important for Children’s Development

All our children are so happy to be back at our school this term and it is a delight to observe them as they immerse themselves in activity, sometimes sitting, sometimes standing, but always moving. As we watch the children busy at work, we can see how integral movements are – both large and small – […]

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Blog: How can we “offer them the Universe”?

Maria Montessori discovered that at around the age of six children enter a new plane of development which will last until they are around 12 years old. What is unique to this period in a child’s life? How can we best support children at this age both as educators and as parents? And how can […]

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Anne Kelly on the Montessori Approach to Dementia Care

Montessori for Dementia and Ageing is an innovative approach to aged care. It empowers people living with dementia by creating an environment that allows them to live as independently as possible. Nurse, aged care expert and Director of Montessori Consulting in Australia, Anne Kelly offers Association Montessori Internationale training for carers and professionals on this […]

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Neuroscientist Professor Thomas and Psychology Professor Lillard to speak at The Montessori Conference 2019

Professor Angeline Lillard, Professor Michael Thomas and nurse Anne Kelly are part of a programme of globally recognised speakers at the conference on the 28th September at London’s QEII Centre. The event is hosted by Montessori Centre International, Maria Montessori Institute, Bournemouth Montessori Centre and The Montessori Partnership. Renowned Montessori expert and psychology professor Dr Lillard […]

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Call for Papers – could you deliver a workshop at The Montessori Conference 2019?

Be part of The Montessori Conference 2019 organised by UK Montessori training institutions to celebrate 100 years of the first training delivered by Maria Montessori in London in 1919. This high-profile event will offer all those interested in the education of children an opportunity to deliver and participate in a diverse range of workshops tailored […]

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Dr. Angeline Lillard to give keynote address at The Montessori Conference 2019

Renowned Montessori expert and psychology professor Dr Lillard will deliver a keynote speech on her latest research on the outcomes of Montessori education at this September’s high-profile conference. Dr. Lillard is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and Director of the Early Development Laboratory. She has been studying Montessori’s methods for more […]

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Montessori UK training providers join together to host The Montessori Conference 2019

In September 2019, UK Montessori training providers will come together to deliver a Montessori annual conference at London’s QEII Centre, in the heart of Westminster. The Montessori Conference 2019 will take place on 28th September 2019 and will mark the 100-year milestone of Montessori training in the UK. Montessori Centre International (MCI), Maria Montessori Institute […]

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