Mosaic Montessori Academy
3512 –5 Ave NW Calgary AB T2N 0V7 403.768.3356
Mosaic Montessori Academy
15 Royal Vista Pl NW #142 Calgary AB T3G 0E2 403.768.3356
Mosaic Montessori Academy
176 Bedford Dr NE Calgary AB T3K 2M9 403.768.3095
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About Maria Montessori: Her Education Philosophy

A sketched portrait of Maria Montessori the creator of Montessori Education

Montessori academies provide a different type of education for young learners, we know that. But understanding who Maria Montessori was, and understanding her educational philosophy, helps tell the story of today’s Montessori programs. Let’s explore the life of Maria Montessori and become familiar with her philosophies. We can examine the foundations of learning that she […]

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Does Montessori Work for Older Children?

A teacher guiding students in a Montessori classroom

Children have an almost sponge-like ability to absorb information, and Montessori nurtures this. Individualized learning is effective for young children, but does the Montessori Method work for older children? Continue reading to learn more about Montessori and its effectiveness with older children.  What is the Montessori Method?  Dr. Maria Montessori’s theory discusses how children’s minds […]

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The Pros & Cons of Montessori

A container housing various letters from the alphabet, with red and blue letters underneath the container spelling out "montessori" on a white backdrop.

Dr. Maria Montessori developed the Montessori Method in the early 1900s. It’s a type of child-centered education that includes child-led activities (referred to as “work”), mixed-age classrooms, and teachers that promote individuality in their students. Dr. Montessori claimed that children learn more effectively when they have a say in what they learn, and this belief […]

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How Does Montessori Strengthen my Child’s Social Skills?

Children developing social skills in a Montessori school.

The Montessori Method & Social Skills The Montessori Method was not specifically designed to help children develop social skills. Instead, the Montessori philosophy focuses on engaging children in their learning. Through building engagement, children learn collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking — all important components of overall social skills. Stages of Social Development To understand how […]

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Bullying in Montessori

Children use building blocks at school.

Bullying has become a subject of much discussion regarding schools in the modern age. While a few examples have made national headlines, it is unfortunately a far more common occurrence than many want to admit. It would be unjust to suggest that Montessori classrooms are bully free, yet the way that the Montessori classroom deals […]

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The Benefits of Montessori Kindergarten

For parents, switching to public schooling for kindergarten after two years in the Montessori Early Childhood Program is an attractive option. The draw of cheaper tuition or, in some areas, no tuition, wider spread availability of public kindergarten options, possibly less travel time to and from the school, are all viable arguments to switching from […]

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