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From December 1, Peekaboo Montessori kindergarten and Otkrivatel Montessori elementary school work in harmony under the common name Otkrivatel Montessori School. We have a new logo! It is selected and developed thanks to the feedback of our parents, teachers and friends who have helped us to develop the brand identity of

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A new study reports learning music can accelerate brain development in young children, particularly in areas associated with language development and sound processing. Five-year USC study finds significant differences between kids who learned to play instruments and those who didn’t. Music instruction appears to accelerate brain development in young children,

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Try seeing the world through someone else’s eyes By Roberta Ness, for the Houston Chronicle Most of us think of radical scientific innovation as the whiz-bang invention or discovery that displaces what came before and reshapes the world as we know it. Transistors, assembly lines, and radiation, for example, were

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Author: Carla Foster, AMI Montessori trainer 6-12 In the Montessori elementary classroom we tell many stories.  And one of the important stories, one of the five Great Stories, is the Story of the Coming of Human Beings.  In this story, we do not concentrate on when and how human beings

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Rote learning, controlling teachers and a “fixation” on standardised tests are crushing children’s creativity, according to a school principal who is on a mission to change things. Paul Browning has been principal of North Brisbane’s St Paul’s School since 2008 and is hoping to convince the Federal Government to take

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Author: Jessica Smock There are many aspects of my more than decade-long career as a teacher that I’m proud of. My reputation for giving lots and lots of homework is not one of them. For most of my teaching career, I taught fifth or sixth grade. Sometimes I gave more than two