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12/12/11

I ran into an old friend the other day. She regaled me with how her little boy, a former student, who is now 25, is enjoying a very successful career as a model. He was the beautiful little 3-year-old who was interested in everything, seemed to learn to read by osmosis, always knew something amazing…

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11/09/11

I love my job! I get to wander in and out of classrooms every day, talk to little friends, teach a few odd classes here and there, dress up as Typhoid Mary and Queen Isabella and organize teacher workshops, conferences and parties. I get to visit schools throughout Utah and everywhere else I may go….

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Posted:
10/07/11

Soaring Wings Montessori School gave birth to a new program a few weeks ago – a class for parents and infants. The principle is the same as in all Montessori classes – the room is carefully prepared with activities specific to the needs of the children. The teacher is trained in the developmental aspects of…

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Posted:
09/18/11

The Montessori philosophy is built upon the concept of promoting independence by giving a child choices. When the student walks into the classroom, whether she is 18 months old or 11 years old, the teacher greets her and asks, “What would you like to do today?” A toddler student sees something attractive and heads toward…

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08/18/11

Montessori philosophy sets the sensitive period for learning to use the toilet at 18 to 24 months. Paper diaper manufacturers recommend starting at age 2 or 2 ½. The advent of super absorbent paper diapers has made it more comfortable for the child to wear diapers and easier for parents to put off the process…

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Posted:
07/02/11

What a hot topic this has been in the Park City public schools this year – “dual immersion”, “Spanish immersion”, “French immersion”. Public schools have been experimenting with the idea for decades. Park City public schools hope that dual immersion Spanish classes will provide an accommodation for the growing number of ESL students. There’s nothing…

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