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Montessori Does It Backwards!

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Montessori Does It Backwards!
Here are some examples of these astonishing “backwards” principles that can be observed in the Montessori approach.  They are as remarkable today as they were when Montessori first discovered them

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Back Online and FULL STEAM AHEAD!

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Back Online and FULL STEAM AHEAD!
Summer online training due to COVID-19 is over - It's back to Montessori Mentor Online, and FULL STEAM AHEAD!

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Making a Timeline

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Making a Timeline
Don't buy additional, adult-made and manufactured timelines as your children become interested in various topics.  There is a much better option ...

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The Story of the Lodestone

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The Story of the Lodestone

Long ago, the ancient Chinese navigated across trackless deserts because they knew that a type of stone, now called lodestone (from the Old English word, lãd= course) or magnetite (from Magnesia, in Thessaly, Greece, where deposits of magnetite were found) would align itself in an approximately north/south direction when suspended from a thread.  Some ancient Greeks believed that there were magnetic islands, made of lode-stone, that could attract the nails and other iron objects in a ship.  Vessels that disappeared at sea were said to have been pulled helplessly to these islands.  (There was even a story, not nowadays believed to...

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The Conjunctive Adverb

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The Conjunctive Adverb

Compound sentences can be formed by combining simple sentences using coordinating Conjunctions (FANBOYSFor, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So), by Correlative Conjunctions (either ... or, neither ... nor, etc.), or by semi-colons.

Independent clauses may also be joined by Conjunctive Adverbs to form a Compound Sentence.  A conjunctive adverb may be identified by the punctuation accompanying it ... 

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