The Connection between Dr. Maria Montessori and Gandhi

One World Montessori observes Gandhi’s birthday every year in the beginning of October. Gandhi’s practice of satyagraha had distinct influence on the development of Dr. Maria Montessori’s perspective on peace education and fostered the start of many Montessori schools for the lower caste systems in India. Read more

The Prepared Environment at Home

One of the fundamental principles behind Maria Montessori’s educational theory is that the child needs to learn in a “prepared environment.”  Order, simplicity, beauty and accessibility are fundamental to a prepared environment.  This article by Maren Schmidt offers great suggestions on how to view your home from the child’s perspective and make the necessary changes to prepare your home environment. 

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27 Non-School Skills Children Need

We all know that there are life skills that even the best educational opportunities currently do not provide.  We recommend that you read this article that lists 27 life skills that are crucial for children to learn before they reach adulthood  so that they can become productive, responsible members of society.  The article provides suggestions on how to teach these skills to the young members of your family.

Read the article here:  27 Skills Your Child Needs to Know That She’s Not Getting in School



Why Does the Paper Crane Symbolize Peace?

At One World Montessori School, we join millions of people around the world every year in acknowledging the International Day of Peace.  For the week leading up to the event, we decorate our school with origami cranes, which are a symbol if peace.  The touching story of Sadako Sasaki explains why the crane has become a symbol of peace.  Read more