News

30
Oct

The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment

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I have always been cognizant of the words that people say. From early in my years as a child through today, precise language has been appealing to me. Society’s prolific use of the word ‘kids’ instead or ‘children’ (the word ‘kid’ is also the term used for a young goat) is an example of imprecise […]

16
Oct

Encouraging Positive Behaviours at Home

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Everything your child needs to know about life is developing long before third year Casa. OMS Montessori is helping your child to develop positive skills, attributes, and character qualities every day. Explore ways that are comfortable for you to incorporate into your own household with routines and actions that build on these character qualities and […]

21
Sep

UN International Day of Peace

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“Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.” ~ Dr. Maria Montessori Montessori believed that the work of education, the established purpose of what we do as educators, is to teach and inspire peace in our children. With respect comes great reflection and responsibility; when we respect our students, your […]

18
Sep

Thoughts on Education: Oh the Places we Go!

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A 2012 news article from The Globe and Mail reveals the beginning of an astounding trend. The article, by James Martin, is titled “Maria Montessori: guru for a new generation of business innovators.” The writer cites not only the usually mentioned Montessori-trained celebrities, but goes farther afield to note other entrepreneurs who are equally successful but not in […]

18
Sep

Thoughts on Education: Oh the Places We Go!

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A 2012 news article from The Globe and Mail reveals the beginning of an astounding trend. The article, by James Martin, is titled “Maria Montessori: guru for a new generation of business innovators.” The writer cites not only the usually mentioned Montessori-trained celebrities, but goes farther afield to note other entrepreneurs who are equally successful but not in […]

11
Sep

Thoughts on Education: Montessori, more relevant than ever!

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The most significant word in the name of our school is MONTESSORI. It distinctly clarifies the philosophy of education that we offer to our highly engaged students: education which supports the intellectual, social and emotional development of the whole individual. More than 100 years ago, Dr. Montessori did not have the resources to assess and monitor her theories of human development in the same way that we […]

22
Jun

A Summer Fairwell

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The summer holidays can be and should be a fun-filled time for children – a time for relaxation, exploration, adventure and meeting new friends and perhaps even relatives not met before. This year, living in our nation’s capital, we should have ample opportunity to expose children to places and events that are also historical in […]

5
Jun

Thoughts on Education: Academic Mistakes

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OMS Montessori students develop a high degree of self-esteem and self-accomplishment as they inquire, investigate and discover, rather than listen to lessons, memorize information and write tests. This is how the carefully prepared learning environments in our school, combined with Dr. Montessori’s philosophy of education, make a lasting difference for the Element High School graduates. […]

26
May

Summer Activities

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Summertime – what we wait in anticipation for all year long! The days get longer, people start filling the streets, and festivals seem to be going on every week. Ottawa truly comes alive in the summer, and this list of highlights will help you and your family enjoy the very best Ottawa has to offer! […]

15
May

Canada’s Next Generation of Young Artists

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  On Sunday, April 23rd, 32 students from OMS Montessori had the unique opportunity to experience “life as an artist.” With the talented guidance of Gordon Harrison, a renowned Canadian Landscape artist, these students were given the opportunity to participate in their very own art exhibit entitled, “From Sea to Sea.” “(This project) was created […]