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Por qu茅 soy profesora?

Retomando mi historia, orgullosamente recalco el punto en que les contaba que soy profesora. Y por qu茅 lo hago? Porque estoy segura que esta profesi贸n parte de la pasion, cuando uno decide ser docente lo hace con convicci贸n, por vocaci贸n y con cierta dosis de desapego pues indudablemente nuestra formaci贸n …

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Les hab铆a contado que soy profesora?

Les hab铆a contado que soy profesora? un dato importante para muchas cosas de las que vamos a hablar mas adelante. Ahora retomando mi historia familiar, debo decirles que tuve mucha suerte pues recien llegada consegu铆 trabajo como profesora en un pre-escolar donde para mi fortuna tenian espa帽ol como una clase …

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EN CASA SE HABLA ESPA脩OL

Tomar la decisi贸n de salir del pa铆s no es f谩cil son muchos los planes muchas las proyecciones y muchas las esperanzas en lo econ贸mico, lo laboral e incluso en la parte social. Y que decir los que ya teniamos hijos, las expectativas de un 鈥渇uturo mejor鈥 se vuelven nuestro motor. …

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Words: Oral Language

There are so many opportunities for teachers to optimize oral language in the Montessori classroom. It starts in the morning when we greet the children and welcome them into the classroom. “Good morning, Taylor. It’s nice to see you today. How are you?” The children respond. Greeting the teacher and …

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Words + Movement = Reading

Many teachers think of language objects only as those in boxes used for I Spy or sound games or the First Phonetic Object Box. But language objects are everywhere – they don’t need to come in a box. In the Montessori classroom, everything has a place and a purpose. This …

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Take Another Look at the Metal Insets

As Montessori teachers know, the Metal Insets are the direct preparation for writing. This activity follows extensive indirect preparation using the Practical Life and Sensorial materials. Children perfect large muscle control before small, and simultaneously develop eye-hand coordination. The knobs of the Cylinder Blocks and Geometric Cabinet assist the development …

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Fostering the Love of Books

A few days earlier the teacher had given a lesson on how to “break in” a new book and when she finished, she sniffed the book, remarking how much she loved the smell of a new book. Fostering the love of books happens in many ways: choosing quality literature, reading …

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Cursive Handwriting: How Important Is It?

Many of us would answer: “Very important!” While Montessorians have deliberated for years whether children should learn to write first in cursive or print, we’ve all thought cursive was an essential skill. Now there is a lively debate occurring in the field of education about whether, in this age of …

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Sandpaper Letters – Refresh Your Presentations

The Sandpaper Letters are one of Maria Montessori’s most brilliant materials. Tracing the letters gives children the foundation for beautiful penmanship. Working with the Sandpaper Letters, children learn how the sounds they hear are written. Montessori emphasized that writing comes first, then reading. Later, by blending these sounds together, children …

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Poetry for Children

All over the world, poetry touches the hearts and minds of adults and children alike. In Chile, everyone – from teachers to truck drivers – knows the poetry of their country’s beloved poets. In Iran, the mystical poetry of Rumi and Hafez is recited by children in schools and woven …

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