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25 Feb 2016

Overview of the Montessori 5 Great Lessons

Overview of the Montessori 5 Great Lessons

An overview of the Montessori 5 Great Lessons (or Cosmic Education as it is sometimes called).  An explanation of the First Great Lesson is given as an example.

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25 Feb 2016

What are the Montessori Five Great Lessons?

What are the Montessori Five Great Lessons?

The Great Lessons underpin the primary school curriculum.  They are five big and bold stories that present the whole or ‘cosmic’ view of the world. They stir the imagination, fueling exploration and discovery into different subject areas about the world around them. The Lessons underpin the curriculum for children aged 6-12 years.  


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30 Nov 2015

Silkworms

Silkworms
There’s some exciting transformations happening in Cycle 1 Cooinda class. We have been watching and waiting patiently, and finally our silkworms have cocooned. Read more
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26 Nov 2015

Moving on up - the three year cycle.

Moving on up - the three year cycle.

The Montessori three year cycle sees children step up to take on their leadership roles in the classroom.  The third year children have been the role models, and now the second year students are keen to model what they have learned; helping the youngest children, guiding and assisting the teachers.

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23 Nov 2015

Montessori vs Mainstream - discussing the cultural differences

Montessori vs Mainstream - discussing the cultural differences

A brief look at the cultural differences between Montessori and mainstream schooling. Montessori East Primary & Pre-School is child centred and the child is truly leading their learning versus being in a controlling environment. A culture of performance is intrinsic to mainstream schools.

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