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Universal Teacher / A Poem in Memoriam

Universal Teacher / A Poem in Memoriam

  ith love for Leanne McSmythe (Montessori Guide at Island Village Montessori School, Venice, Florida) and her family…Leanne lost her battle with cancer but will always be remembered. She’s so beautiful He said to me On that sunny Sunday afternoon We first met His very first Montessori teacher And so a magical journey was just beginning…. […]

Children Learn Best When Parents Learn With Them

Children Learn Best When Parents Learn With Them

I used to think that our school’s mission was solely about each student and his/her learning; now I know that our mission also includes the parent as a learner. My personal journey from “I used to think…but now I know” occurred through observation and research during my 30 years in leadership at Kingsley Montessori in […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year must be around the corner, for our school is decked in red and gold. Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar, sometime in January or February each year. It marks the coming of spring and new beginnings and is usually a two-week celebration. As in other cultures, there are […]

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

The numbers of students with a variety of behavior and learning challenges are on the rise. In both Montessori and traditional schools and classrooms, school leaders and classroom educators are asking for the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to support these students. The current trend in special education is serving children in inclusive classrooms; […]

The Self-Awakened Child -PDF version

The Self-Awakened Child -PDF version

The Self Awakened Child An engaging character education program for children ages 3-9 by Jonathan Wolff The Self-Awakened Child Series is a dynamic character education program that builds confidence, emotional intelligence, personal integrity, and healthy...