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Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

Value and Values of Montessori in the 21st Century

What kinds of life skills will your child need to be successful – happy, healthy, and productive – in the 21st century? Beyond facts, figures, and formulas, what will young people need to know to find their way and make their mark in a world which increasingly demands higher order thinking, social intelligence, and self-organizing […]

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, “Structure That’s Not Stifling,” author Ranjay Gulati writes, “Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational […]

Why Montessori Kindergarteners Outsmart and Outshine Kids in Traditional Programs

Why Montessori Kindergarteners Outsmart and Outshine Kids in Traditional Programs

Why Montessori Kindergarteners Outsmart and Outshine Kids in Traditional Public and Private School Programs ~ Persuading Parents to Stay for the 3rd Year” Join Jonathan Wolff and Kathy Leitch as we discuss the importance of the completion of the 3-year cycle. We all know how important retention is to each student, the classroom, and our schools. How do we effectively convey the benefits to our parents […]

The Value of Asking Questions

The Value of Asking Questions

As children, most of us were raised and schooled with answers and rules. “These are the facts. And here’s how I expect you to behave.” While such adult pronouncements and prescriptives may win a battle of learning and behavior in the moment, they are rarely victorious in the long war of independence. In this week’s […]

Webinar:  How to Teach Your Child a New Skill

Webinar: How to Teach Your Child a New Skill

Jonathan Wolff shares ideas and insights for parents when teaching children new skills at home. Whether it’s how to fold the laundry, set the table or comb their hair, Jonathan offers parents helpful suggestions that are in alignment with how Montessori teachers present new lessons at school.  

Webinar: How to Play Without Feeling Played Out

Webinar: How to Play Without Feeling Played Out

Have you ever tried to have some play time with your child and it turned into a nightmare? Jonathan Wolff guides viewers in making it a fun experience for everyone.

Webcast:  Creating a Foundation of Normalization

Webcast: Creating a Foundation of Normalization

Creating a Foundation of Normalization: Establishing a Culture of Respect, Responsibility, and Cooperation​     This was our weekly webcast for Montessori educators on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 Jon Wolff joined us to talk about getting the school year off to the right start. Early and sustainable normalization of a Montessori classroom community Is more […]

Webcast:  What’s Going to be Different this School Year?

Webcast: What’s Going to be Different this School Year?

On July 26, 2017, our webcast topic was “What’s Going to Be Different This School Year?” Guiding Staff to Look at Themselves, Their Classrooms, and Professional Relationships With Fresh Eyes       What would happen if every teacher and staff member in your school were to start the year with the attitude, “This is […]

Webcast:  Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 2

Webcast: Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 2

    This week, began to explore the topic of how to build effective working relationships between the school’s administrative team and the board. For those of you who own your school, this will probably still be just as relevant. The relationship between the individual or family owners, and the leadership of the school or […]

Webcast:  Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

Webcast: Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

This week, Jonathan Wolff, Kath Leitch, and Michael Dorer explored the topic of how we can take a look back at the school year that is ending, and use the insights we can glean from that reflection to strengthen our programs, special events, and Montessori practice. “What can we celebrate?” Let’s take a look back […]