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One of the focuses of a 21st-century education is acquiring research skills. This is another skill upon which Dr. Maria Montessori built her educational philosophy – one that is evident in every classroom at WMS.
Our early childhood students are asking questions about forest animals, hibernation, prehistoric animals, rocks and minerals, and the peacemakers in our world. In the elementary classrooms, children are busy researching biomes, continents and birds in our woods. They are asking questions, finding answers, refining their questions and searching further. They are discovering the recursive nature of research. An answer is not always the end, but just the beginning. Continue reading