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The Montessori Influence: Demystifying Montessori Lingo

Lynda Apostol


How much time do you spend interpreting terminology on social media? In the age of information overload, it can become difficult to decipher what’s what. Don’t be discouraged. In this chat we will discuss popular terminology and Montessori lingo and why it is sometimes so difficult to decipher…even by Montessorians themselves! You’ll walk away with some good laughs and clarity to support you with streamlining all those resources you already have and with a direction on how to get the information you need by knowing what to look for.

Some of the fun lingo to be covered:

  • What’s the difference? Montessori Homeschool vs Montessori at Home vs Montessori classroom
  • Is Montessori Parenting a “thing”?
  • Albums, manuals, and curriculum … oh my!
  • What on earth is a scope & sequence? and how is that different from a curriculum or a flow chart?
  • What does it mean to follow the child?
  • Interest-led learning vs. child-led learning
    and more!


Lynda Apostol

Lynda Apostol (M.Ed) is the voice, coach & influence behind The Montessori Teacher, LLC. Her professional experience includes roles as a teacher, instructional coach and administrator in the public, private, and charter education sectors in both Montessori and Traditional approaches. She credits both her education and the diversity in her experience for lending her an unmatched perspective and informed understanding of curriculum & instruction as it applies not only to the child, but the guide/teacher.

Lynda now homeschools both of her children and serves as a highly sought-after Holistic Montessori Coach to parents around the world seeking to homeschool or worldschool with the Montessori Method. She also supports educators and educational organizations as a speaker & Holistic Education Consultant.

Lynda’s social media platforms seek to inform, educate and advocate toward a long-term vision of creating more inclusive Montessori cyberspaces that celebrate diversity and promote the global perspective with cultural competence.

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