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Entries in United Montessori Association (26)


Felt Continents Map - Geography

Kellie Stubblefield of Whitsett, North Carolina shares her original project entitled the Felt Continents Map. “I really enjoyed working with cloth and utilizing a wooden board that I already had, to create what I believe is a pretty high quality home-made Montessori material.”

Kellie cut the boards and hinged them so that the maps fold up for easy storage and carrying. The top map functions as a control. This is yet another fine example of creativity, resourcefulness, and attention to detail. The materials are natural, inviting for the child...simply beautiful. Thank you, Kellie.


Interesting link on The Child and Brain Research

Here is a link to an interesting conference and other information regarding the child and brain research:


The Center for Human Brain and Human Learning

Last year, the Pacific Northwest Montessori Association sponsored an event at the Center for Human Brain and Human Learning Center. It is a resource that you may perhaps may use or a parent may find of interest. Scroll down on the left navigation for some helpful information. Go to:


Employment Opportunity

Weston Montessori Children's House, Weston, Wisconsin
Brand new school in Central Wisconsin looking for Montessori trained teachers for the 2008-2009 school year. Come and be a part of our program from the beginning. Competitive salaries, we pay 80% individual health benefits, summer positions available. US citizenship a plus. Please send resume to: Weston Montessori Children's House, County Road J, Suite 3, Weston WI 54476.
fax: 715-849-8168
telephone: 715-432-3992 (Rachel)


A Sensorial Exercise w/Knobbed Cylinders

UMA is developing more video tutorials for UMA students. Here's a sample:



Some thoughts from Dr. Montessori

I thought these random thoughts from Dr. Montessori might be of some help:

"Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'"

"If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men."

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."

"Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war."

"The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil."

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child."

"That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious veneration. It is like the sun which appears at dawn or a flower just beginning to bloom. Education cannot be effective unless it helps a child to open up himself to life."

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