Theory - Table of Contents

Theory Album Tables of Contents: 
doing a puzzle without a frame
(tessellations, that is the point;
Montessori details without the "big picture"
 - not so much)


  • Education as an Aid to Life
  • History of the Method
  • Human Needs and Tendencies
  • Four Planes of Development
  • The Absorbent Mind
  • Sensitive Periods
  • The Prepared Environment
  • Development of Movement
  • Development of Language
  • Observation
  • Normalization and Deviations
  • Preparation of the Adult
  • Independence
  • Freedom and Discipline
  • Three Levels of Obedience
  • Social Development
  • Errors and Corrections

  • Construction of the Human Being and the Human Tendencies
  • An Overview of the Four Planes of Development
  • The First Plane of Development:  The Child from Birth to Three Years of Age (The First Subplane)
  •  The First Plane of Development:  The Child from Three to Six Years of Age (The Second Subplane)
  •  The Second Plane of Development:  The Child from Six to Twelve Years
  • The Third Plane of Development:  The Young Person from Twelve to Eighteen Years
  • Cosmic Education
  • Imagination
  • The “Great Lessons” and the Key Lessons
  • “Going Out”
  • Practicalities of “Going Out”
  • The Upper Elementary Class (Nine to Twelve Years), adapted from a lecture by Miss Margaret Stephenson
  • Freedom and Responsibility
  • Recordkeeping
  • Parent Education
  • Running an Elementary Class
  • Planning the First Three Days 

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