5 Practices to Promote Peace

Peace is an integral part of the Montessori classroom (and the Montessori method in general). As much as peace is incorporated and encouraged at school, however, there are many things you can do at home as well.

Dr. Maria Montessori once said, Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.”

So, here are 5 ways you can help promote peace at home:

Care for the Environment

Actively caring for the environment creates numerous learning opportunities for children. Gardening and feeding animals are both a great way to use the environment to teach children concepts of respect, responsibility, and love.

Set a Good Example

The most important way to encourage peace within our children is to set a good example of peace for them as adults. The key to doing this is; do not act in a way that you wouldn’t want your children to act. In order to teach kindness, we must be kind ourselves.

Discuss Conflict Resolution

Not only should we discuss conflict resolution openly with our children, but we should practice it. There are many different ways to go about conflict resolution. One way that has proven to be popular in Montessori, is using an object during a conflict. Whoever is holding the object gets to speak, everyone else calmy observes and listens. Role-playing situations where conflict may arise and practicing these resolution strategies will help children should they ever find themselves in similar situations.

Encourage Reading

Sitting down to read a book is a quiet, peaceful activity. There are endless topics that you can search for and some very incredibly learning opportunities through books. Not only does it promote peaceful behavior, but it also gives you more one-on-one time with your kids.

Share the Meaning of Peace

Openly sharing the meaning of peace helps each child to better understand everyone’s interpretations of “peace.” Going around the room and discussing each individual’s meaning of a peaceful environment is a great way to encourage peace and educate about handling conflict.

5 Things Montessori Teachers Do Differently

If you’re contemplating enrolling your child (or children) into a Montessori program, chances are you’ve done some research comparing the education method to that of traditional structure. In do your research, you’ve likely begun to understand the fundamental differences, especially when it comes to the curriculum itself. But, many people think that the two have on thing in common: the teacher is the center of the classroom. For Montessori, however, this is not the case. That’s why, today, we’ve put together 5 things Montessori teachers do differently. Continue reading “5 Things Montessori Teachers Do Differently”

September Newsletter!

Hello there, Taylor Made Friends!

September has arrived! And that means fall will be here in the blink of an eye. A lot has happened in August, so keep reading for all the updates!

New Month, New School?

The season is not the only thing changing around here. Taylor Made School of Austin is expanding to a new location!

Due to recent weather conditions in Austin, the main campus location has become flooded and unsuitable. It is currently under construction to fix those issues. But rest assured, we have found a new location off of South 1st street. More information,along with the new address, to come in the October newsletter! 🙂

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No Worries! We are STILL ENROLLING students in our Primary, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary programs. Spots are filling quickly, so don’t wait! There are also spots in our after school program, Taylor Made Kids.This is a FREE after school program, so enroll today!

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Thank you Taylor Made family! It has been a stressful month, but we couldn’t of done it without your support! 🙂