Archive for February 2020

Distinguishing Characteristics of ASM Students

February 13, 2020

What are the distinguishing characteristics of ASM students? Montessori students are given opportunities to practice skills that develop perseverance, independence and leadership. Inherent to the multi-age model, ASM students learn to be comfortable shaking hands, making eye contact, and conversing easily with adults. Building strong relationships with teachers and collaborating with peers is a natural […]

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Incremental Praise vs. Entity Praise

February 6, 2020

In educational nomenclature, “incremental intelligence theory” explains that intelligence can be increased with effort. The “entity theory” of intelligence describes intelligence as being fixed. Praise can be given to a child in a way that supports either the incremental or entity theory of intelligence. Incremental praise helps a student to reflect on the process of […]

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