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Free Live Parenting Webinars with Lorna McGrath & Special Guests
Tuesdays: 1:00 – 1:30 pm (ET)

To sign up for the series of live Montessori Family Life webcasts, CLICK HERE.
You will receive a weekly reminder with your unique individual link to join in.

Remember, we store videos of all of our webinars and much more in The Montessori Family Alliance member’s resource center. If you or your school are not members yet, you should look into it. We have many membership options to fit your specific needs. For more information, CLICK HERE.

February 6 – Tanya Rykind, JD | Empowering Choices Instead of Overwhelming

Making choices is part of our everyday existence, what to eat, what to wear, what to do? Making good choices is learned. How do we help our children make good choices? This webinar will explore methods and language used to help our children make good choices consistently.

Dr. Tanya Ryskind has over 30 years’ experience in educational settings as a teacher, social worker, lawyer, lobbyist, university professor, administrator, motivational speaker, teacher trainer, and Montessori professional. Tanya is a MACTE/IMC and AMS certified Montessori elementary (6-12) guide with over 15 years of classroom experience.


February 13 – Kelly Johnson | Sharing Nature: Linking the Home & Classroom in the Elementary Years

Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. Join us to find out how!

Kelly Johnson (BFA, MA, AMS 6-9) is an artist, author, Montessorian, and children’s garden guide in Neptune Beach, Florida.

February 20 – Kath Kvols | Modern-Day Stresses

Do you worry when your child goes to a sleepover so you call her several times that evening? Do you stress about whether you’ve made the right choice of schools? Are you fearful about whether your child will be safe if you are not right there with him?Are you anxious that you’re not doing enough for your family – money-wise, time-wise, providing for enrichment opportunities, etc? This session will offer suggestions and ideas for reducing the stress and enjoying life more. 

Kathryn Kvols, BS-psychology, founder of the International Network for Children and Families, author of Redirecting Children’s Behavior – 

February 27 – Lorna McGrath | Toddlers in the Garden

Have you ever wondered what to do when a special child comes to visit? Lorna has! She will share ideas for creating an outdoor space in your back yard with wonderful things to do.

Lorna McGrath, MEd, is Director of IMC School Accreditation, Program Director of the Montessori Family Alliance, and Senior Consultant of The Montessori Foundation.



Hosted by Tim Seldin
with Michael Dorer,
Kathy Leitch,
& Jon Wolff


Each week on Wednesdays at 1 PM Eastern Time in the USA (GMT -5) The Montessori Foundation leadership hosts interesting guests or explores issues of importance to Montessori schools and educators everywhere.


Live webcasts are FREE to everyone You just need to register. To access archived webcasts, you must be an IMC member.

Two-Part Series

What is Montessori Curriculum:

Is there such a thing?


What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one?
How does it work?
Dr. Michael Dorer will begin this two part series on
Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions.
Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon,
and clarify what it does.

While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary,
Michael will also touch on curriculum from Infancy through Adolescence.
An important part of this discussion will be to assist Montessori
leaders in assessing the curriculum in their schools.

Remember, we store videos of all of our webcasts and much more in The International Montessori Council member’s resource center. If you or your school are not members yet, you should look into it. The IMC offers great benefits, especially to schools, and is very affordable because of its connection to the Montessori Foundation. It only takes a moment to join online.

Led by Dr. Michael Dorer
Sept. 6th & 13th, 2017
1:00 PM (ET)


Yes, we can come to your school!
If you’d like to know more about having any of us from the Montessori Foundation, including Jonathan Wolf, Paul Epstein, Michael Dorer, Kathy Leitch, Lorna McGrath, Robin Howe, or me come to your school or present a live online class by video broadcast to your entire staff, contact

A Sampling of articles...

of interest to Montessori parents

IMC Announces New Executive Director

Since its founding in 1998, the International Montessori Council (IMC) has grown and matured as an international community of Montessori schools, educators, and friends of Montessori. Dues have been consciously kept modest because the IMC is managed by the marvelous...

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Montessori Myths

Each year, during the start of school, teachers and administrators try to explain to new parents the essence of the term Montessori. In this article, we’ll try to explain what Montessori is and is not, dispelling, we hope, a few misperceptions about Montessori...

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The Opposite of Play

e all know that play is good for children. But research shows that it is integral to the development of their brains and that human beings are, in fact, designed by nature, to flourish through play. One Montessori myth is that Montessori students...

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Small Steps

ouldn’t it be cool to have a school in a historic hangar?” I asked my friend. We had been driving around Lowry (the site of the former Air Force Base in Colorado) for well over an hour, looking for a suitable site to open a preschool. Five real...

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Toileting The Montessori Way

Editor’s Note: Several years ago, a Montessori parent wrote to us with concerns about the right way to help toddlers learn to use the toilet. She was quite frustrated and so was her child. We turned to our dear friend and toddler expert Susan Tracy, and we are...

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Browse Our Online Store

Our online store is stocked with physical and digital editions by world-renowned authors such as Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein. Administrators, guides, and parents will all find this store to be a valuable resource. For our complete listing, visit our store by CLICKING HERE,