Five lessons to take from Montessori for your homeschool

Five lessons to take from Montessori for your homeschool

One of the joys of homeschooling is that you can adapt ideas from all different places and use them with your kids.  Montessori schools and theories are a great source of some of those ideas. I attended a Montessori preschool myself (back in the dark ages) and it was one of the best educational experiences […]

A Montessori education for middle school years

A Montessori education for middle school years

Recently, a reader asked me for information about using Montessori principles to homeschool her older children. She wanted to know if Montessori methods could still be used with teens and preteens. The question intrigued me, as I’ve mainly seen Montessori methods taught for children up to age 12. What I found is that yes, there […]

A Montessori education for high school years

A Montessori education for high school years

I wrote recently of the unique perspective Maria Montessori had about education during the middle school years. But what about the high school years? Here, Montessori believed in more serious academics, but with much real-world experience. Montessori expert Michael Olaf says of the years 15-18: “For age fifteen to eighteen, when the rapid growth of […]