Cosmic Education

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Want to Connect with Your Cosmic Task? 

I’ve just finished up a short course on Cosmic Education with a group of adults unfamiliar with the Montessori elementary program. Before the course, these adults had little experience with the concept that is so significant in the development of elementary-aged children: Cosmic Education. Their newfound appreciation for the impact Cosmic Education could have on …

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Trust the Children; Set Them Free

 “It is a psychic necessity that the child explores the environment; it satisfies his spirit.” Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures p. 134  When I faced a group of engaged Montessori students for the first time, I was flabbergasted! I’d never witnessed such enthusiasm, curiosity, and all-out abandon. They embraced the musical experience my quintet …

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Teaching What Matters

There is not just a need for happier schools, schools where the children are free to do as they like or schools where they use certain materials: education today needs reform. If education is to prepare man for the present, and the immediate future, he will need a new orientation towards the environment. Maria Montessori, …

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Montessori Secondary: The Bridge to Triumphant (Young) Adults

“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.” Dr. Maria Montessori | Education and Peace Maria Montessori didn’t leave secondary guides a lot to …

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Cosmic Education: What the World Needs Now

Cosmic Education: Maria Montessori’s signature contribution to elementary-age education. Cosmic Education is a vision intended to serve humanity in harmony. In Cosmic Education, Montessori saw the possibility of creating not only a new human being, but also a new world. We need that vision reborn in our lives, and we need it now.  Cosmic Education …

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Montessori Cosmic Education: Must You Follow a Set Curriculum and Have Shelves of Materials? PART 2

“We can make the human race better by assisting the child in building his character and acquiring his moral freedom. One of the means to this end is a cosmic education, which gives the child an orientation and a guidance in life. For this education wants to prepare the growing child for the task awaiting …

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Montessori Cosmic Education: Must You Follow a Set Curriculum and Have Shelves of Materials? PART 1

The secret of success is found to lie in the right use of imagination in awakening interest, and the stimulation of seeds of interest already sown by attractive literary and pictorial material, but all correlated to a central idea, of greatly ennobling inspiration – the Cosmic Plan in which all, consciously or unconsciously, serve the …

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Wonder, Discovery and Academic Skills…
Unlikely, Impossible, or
the Essence of Cosmic Education?

All teachers want their students to be engaged in learning, inspired to go deep into a subject, and, when everything works well, filled with WONDER! Even for Montessori teachers, in today’s world of high-stakes testing, much of the focus is on drilling academic skills using beads and cards, leaving the wonder behind. Teaching to the test was …

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Unlikely, Impossible, or
the Essence of Cosmic Education?
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