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Montessori Model: The Right Approach for Your Child?

Montessori Model: The Right Approach for Your Child?

  Choosing a school presents parents with a variety of decisions to make. Probably the most important one is: what educational approach is right for my child? One way of making this decision easier, is to become fully informed about what the method is and how it works...

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Broadening the Definition of Intelligence

Broadening the Definition of Intelligence

Anything that is worth teaching can be presented in many different ways. These multiple ways can make use of our multiple intelligences.  (Howard Gardner) By Guest Educator, Andrew Watson. He has been in education for 30 years and has worked in a number of countries....

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Cultivating a Love of Learning Through Play

Cultivating a Love of Learning Through Play

The skills children learn through play in the early years set the stage for future learning and success from the kindergarten classroom to the workplace. (R.E.White - 2012) Lev Vygotsky (see post), claimed that play is a leading factor in a child's cognitive...

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How Do Our Preschoolers Think?

How Do Our Preschoolers Think?

Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely. - Jean Piaget (1896-1980)   Have you ever stopped yourself in your tracks as you remember that...

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How Children Make Sense of the World Around Them

How Children Make Sense of the World Around Them

What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see. - Jean Piaget (1896-1980)   Your preschooler is growing intellectually and making sense of the world around her. Have you ever wondered exactly how that development is taking place? In the second...

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Piaget’s Influence on Educational Practices

Piaget’s Influence on Educational Practices

The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. (Jean Piaget 1896-1980) How has Piaget's theory Influenced education practices? Facts. Teach...

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The Power of Play For Preschoolers

The Power of Play For Preschoolers

As in the focus of a magnifying glass, play contains all developmental tendencies in a condensed form and is itself a major source of development. (Vygotsky 1896-1934) Play for Preschoolers Research has shown that play for preschoolers is crucial to their development....

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