February 8, 2017

Parent Observation: A How-To Guide

Dr. Maria Montessori once wrote: “Education is not something which the teacher does … it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. […]
January 19, 2017

4 Benefits of Mixed Age Groups in the Montessori Environment

One element of authentic Montessori schools that often surprises parents new to the philosophy is the schools’ use of mixed age groups. Instead of placing students […]
December 25, 2016

Tips for Talking to Your Child About the School Day

Many parents of children who attend public schools express frustration that their kids refuse to talk about the school day. Yet, parental involvement in education is […]
December 18, 2016

How Toddlers Learn Language in Montessori School

Two of the principles of Montessori education is that children must first acquire foundational skills before moving on to more challenging material and that they learn […]
December 11, 2016

What Students Learn in the Elementary Program

The Elementary Program at Starwood Schools supports children’s natural inquisitiveness by offering them an individualized, self-paced learning experience. At our Montessori school in Frisco, students aged […]
December 4, 2016

A Look at a Montessori-Inspired Toddler Shelf

Montessori education is not limited to the classroom. Parents who enroll their children in a Montessori school often find themselves implementing the principles of this type […]
November 27, 2016

What to Expect from Your Toddler’s Speech

Ages two through three are a sensitive period for speech and language development. Toddlers begin to rapidly acquire new words and they develop the means to […]
November 20, 2016

A Brief Overview of the Montessori Method

The Montessori Method is designed to place students in charge of their own learning; to develop intrinsically motivated and self-reliant learners; and to prepare students to […]
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