Downloadable pdfs related to the Theory Album.  Please notify corinne@montessori-nw.org 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 - rev 9-14-17

 

Precis - How to (Do not include in album)

 

HANDOUTS

Montessori Education - Historical Perspective

Montessori in America: the first 100 years

Montessori in America: the current revival

 

Human Tendencies

 

Four Planes

Four Planes - Charts (print in color)

Four Planes - Loose Pieces (do not include in album)

 

Absorbent Mind

 

Sensitive Periods

 

Normalization and Deviations

 

Independence

 

Freedom and Discipline

 

Social Development

 

Montessori and Imagination

 

Introduction to Observation: On Observing Children

      How to Record an Observation Event

 

The Prepared Environment

 

Harmonizing the Indoor and Outdoor Environment

 

The Montessori Adult

 

Science in the Casa

Laura Johnson Article

Gretchen Hall NAMTA Journal Article (Can stop reading when you get to the 6-12 section)

 

Positive Communication (also known as Positive Phrasing)

 

The Collective Stage of the Group

       Collective Stage Lesson Planning - sample

       Collective Stage Lesson Planning - blank

 

Inclusion

Introduction to Inclusive Education

Inclusion in Montessori Communities

Inclusion - Story about Sid

Inclusion - Parent Teacher Conferences

Autism Spectrum Information

 

Working with Parents

Working with Parents - Outline

Parents as Partners - article from Sarah Werner Andrews

Bridge of Trust -  by Jon Snyder

 

Working with Assistants

Teacher Assistant Communication

Roles - by Annette Haines

Montessori Practices for Assistants - from Cathy Swan

 

Observation - Lesson Planning - Record Keeping

 

Preparing for the Start of School

Normalizing the Conditions

Getting Started

 

Glossary of Theory Terms (word document)

Concept Bibliography

Supplementary Bibliography