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Shurtagal
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Post by Shurtagal » February 2nd, 2008, 7:00 pm

The Montessori Method by Maria Montessori. Translated by Anne E. George.

All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
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Volunteers outside the USA: Maria Montessori died in 1952. Her work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: June 4, 2009 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. Please note that if we haven't heard from you for two months, your section(s) will automatically be re-opened for other readers. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/montessori/method/method.html
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    Set your recording software to:
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Maria Montessori
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Post by LeonMire » February 3rd, 2008, 6:48 pm

Hello Shurtagal! I'd be happy to MC this for you, if you haven't arranged anything with anyone else, and if you don't mind that this is my first time as an MC.

Gotta leave for an hour, but I'll get your magic window set up shortly. :)

P.S. I took off the translator's name from the project title so I could fit the genre (EDUCATION) and my initials.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
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Post by Shurtagal » February 3rd, 2008, 8:12 pm

Sounds great, thanks Leon. Congrats on MCing!
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Post by LeonMire » February 3rd, 2008, 8:55 pm

Thanks Shurtagal.. you should be all set up now. All I'll need from you is a summary sometime in the future.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
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Post by Shurtagal » February 3rd, 2008, 8:57 pm

Yeah, I tend to leave those for a while, its a sickness of mine....
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Post by Shurtagal » February 4th, 2008, 6:26 pm

so I was going through and looking at page numbers by chapter and putting titles in the MB and had been planning to seperate the preface and acknowledgements from the introduction but it didn't make sense to have a 2 min section followed by many longer sections so they've been combined. is there anyway that the now extra section 23 could be removed? sorry for the inconvenience,
shurt
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Post by LeonMire » February 4th, 2008, 10:20 pm

Okay, I've changed it to 23 sections. No inconvenience.. it just took a second.
I remember how, in college, I got that part-time job as a circus clown, and how the children would laugh and laugh at me. I vowed, then and there, that I would get revenge.
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Post by Shurtagal » February 4th, 2008, 10:56 pm

brilliant thank you
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Post by Bear Creek Mama » February 5th, 2008, 7:17 am

Hi Shurtagal,

I'm more familiar with Charlotte Mason so I thought I would broaden my horizons and sign up for sections 6 & 7 and find out about Montessori.

Thanks,
Laura :D

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Post by Daisyn » February 5th, 2008, 7:41 am

I have read much of this book of hers, and I love it. It amazes me how much common sense that is used in Montessori is lacking in much public education in the US. We home school our kids, based much on the Montessori Method. I am so glad to see this being read! Thanks!

Once I get my "ducks in a row" and record chapters I already signed up for, I hope to be able to help this project to completion.

Nichole

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Post by KaryAnca » February 6th, 2008, 4:10 pm

I'd like to try section 1: "A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in Relation to Modern Science".

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Post by Giacomo07 » February 6th, 2008, 9:51 pm

Could I do section 6---How the Lesson Should be Given?
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Post by Shurtagal » February 7th, 2008, 8:03 pm

Yes, Yes, and Yes.

Ed.: KaryAnca: Welcome to LibriVox!! what name would you like to appear in the catalog, and is there a webpage that you would like linked to? otherwise feel free to ask any questions...

RE: Charlotte Mason: I see she died in 1923, do you know if she wrote much of her work down? B/c it would be cool to have more takes on various methods of education...

To Daisyn: Awesome I'll look forward to it.

Ed #2: Also I've got a Summary: what do you think:
In the early 1900's Dr. Maria Montessori began to reform educational methods with her work the Case dei Bambini in Rome, Italy. Montessori began her work by developing methods to educate mentally retarded children, the method she developed was used with several children who at age eight took the state examinations in reading and writing, the children passed with above average scores. Because of this success (which is known as the 'first Montessori Miracle') Dr. Montessori was asked to open a school for children in Rome which she did. It was called the Case dei Bambini or “Children's House”. Now 101 years after the opening of the first Children's House we have recorded the first English translation of "The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori. This book explains the Montessori Method of Education which supports “spontaneous self-development” of children and is used in the Case dei Bambini as well as many many Montessori Schools through out the world. (Written by Shurtagal and Wikipedia)
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Post by LeonMire » February 7th, 2008, 8:21 pm

Your summary looks good. I'm guessing you wrote it? Or did you adapt it from Wikipedia?
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Post by Shurtagal » February 7th, 2008, 8:34 pm

oh yeah the written by line... Its in there now.
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