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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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The Story of the Polgár Sisters

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The Story of the Polgár Sisters

The incredible story of the Polgár sisters illustrates the potency of Montessori principles and practices. The Montessori Method works, even when it is unknowingly applied by people who've never heard of Montessori!

Image Credit:  By R. Cottrell - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28504030

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The Phases of an Album Chapter

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The Phases of an Album Chapter
When I talk about delivery in the classroom to students, or to Guides whom I am consulting, one approach that I introduce is the idea of The Phases of an Album Chapter.  This approach is valid for most chapters of most elementary albums ...

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Preliminary Presentation for Non-Decimal Bases

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Preliminary Presentation for Non-Decimal Bases
This is a presentation that can precede "Counting in Different Bases".

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The Playground Effect

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The Playground Effect
How do you get someone unfamiliar with (or disbelieving about) Montessori (and this "strange" idea of self discipline in children) to see that just maybe what you're saying does make sense?  What I call "The Playground Effect" is one way, because it connects to almost anyone's personal experiences!

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