Downloadable pdfs related to the Theory Album.  Please notify if a link is missing or not functioning correctly. The Student Handbook is the primary resource for information regarding the Theory Album and general Academic Requirements.


Theory Check Sheet

Glossary of Theory Terms (Word document)



(All other Theory TExts can be found in the MNW Bound Theory TExt Collection) 


Montessori Education - Historical Perspective



Four Planes of Development:


Sensitive Periods - Addendum


Development of Independence:


Introduction to Observation:


Harmonizing the Indoor and Outdoor Environment


Adult Work / Child Work


Introduction to The Montessori Presentation


Science in the Casa - Article by Laura Johnson


Positive Phrasing


The Collective Stage of the Group:


School Organization:


Inclusion in Montessori Communities:

  • Inclusion in Montessori Communities - Outline
  • Introduction to Inclusive Education (aligns closely with Sarah's lecture)
  • Story about Sid
  • Giving Thanks for Katie Godoy
  • Inclusion in Montessori Communities - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Inclusion in Montessori Communities - Autism Spectrum Information


Working with Parents:


Working with Assistants:

  • Working with Assistants - Teacher Assistant Communication
  • Working with Assistants - Worksheet for Collaboration
  • Working with Assistants - Roles article by Annette Haines


Observation - Lesson Planning - Record Keeping


Getting Started 

  • Normalizing the Conditions
  • Guidelines for Functional Independence
  • Guidelines for Limits
  • Guidelines for the First Days



Concept Bibliography

Supplementary Bibliography