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In the News:  SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

In the News: SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JAN 31, 2018 Educators and community advocates convened at SRQ Studios last night for the inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium: What Are My Kids Learning At School? Featuring Dan Ceaser, head of school at Hershorin Schiff Community Day School; Dawn Graber, director of curriculum at Sarasota […]

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Have you ever caught your child lying? It would really be surprising if you said no. Lying is part of growing up. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., author of 1-2-3 Magic Parenting™ broke down the probability of lying into age groups, as follows: ♣ 2-year olds:  20% ♣ 3-year-olds:  50% ♣ 4-year-olds:  90% ♣ 16-year-olds:  70% […]

Thoughts on the New Year. 

Thoughts on the New Year. 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”   Mother Teresa  My six-year-old grandson, Jackson, frequently goes into his “harmony” position. We don’t know where he learned this. He claims not to know. Maybe this is just another validation of Maria Montessori’s advice to “follow the child.” […]

The Montessori Leadership Collaborative

The Montessori Leadership Collaborative

The International Montessori Council was pleased to receive the following communiqué from the Montessori Leadership Collaborative. The IMC supports the aim of the collaborative to speak with one voice for Montessori, and will continue to publish any information available about the activities of the Collaborative. Communique The Montessori Leadership Collaborative group members convened in Washington […]

Book Review:  Ashes to Asheville

Book Review: Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley his is definitely a book for young adults and grown-ups as well. It’s a road-trip story that explores some very contemporary issues about the concept of ‘family’ and the many very real issues that resulted before laws were changed to acknowledge the rights of all families. When two young […]

Parenting 101: Drowning in Artwork

Parenting 101: Drowning in Artwork

Editor’s Note:  In the January 2016 issue of Tomorrow’s Child’, in the“Dear Cathie” column, a parent expressed concern about opportunities for artistic expression in a child’s Montessori classroom. s I edited this article for print, I couldn’t help mutter to myself: Huh? My Montessori children and grandchildren require a contractor-size, heavy-duty trash bag just to […]

Grandparent’s  Corner +  Point / Counterpoint

Grandparent’s Corner + Point / Counterpoint

argot Garfield-Anderson and I have worked together for so long that we are more family than co-workers, sharing good times and not-so-good challenges along the way. Another thing we have in common is grandchildren, albeit Margot has four granddaughters and I have two grandsons. All of our grandchildren are in the infant to five-year-old range. […]

‘Secrets’ about Montessori that Traditional Schools Don’t Want You to Know

‘Secrets’ about Montessori that Traditional Schools Don’t Want You to Know

ometimes when I read or hear an advertisement for a school, I just marvel at some of the terms that are used, implying that some particular school does something so worthwhile that you absolutely must enroll your children. Often, these traditional schools are promoting exactly what thousands of children have experienced in Montessori schools for […]

Traveling with Young Children

Traveling with Young Children

Yay! It’s time to visit friends and relatives for the holidays! The thing is, though, that you’ve got young children, and a plane flight looms on the horizon. The only thing worse than sitting in front of a fussy child on a plane is the parent who is trying so hard...
Celebration of Life: Musya Meyer

Celebration of Life: Musya Meyer

In Memoriam ith the recent passing of Musya Meyer, the Montessori community lost an educator who loved to share her love of nature and multi-cultural celebrations with thousands of children and parents. Musya was the founding head of Hudson Montessori Schools in New Rochelle, NY and Danbury, CT. Her son, Mark Meyer, and his wife, […]

The Opposite of Play

The Opposite of Play

We 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 are not encouraged...
Letter from the Editor:  Holding out for a Hero

Letter from the Editor: Holding out for a Hero

  y the time this issue goes out in the mail, the 2016 US presidential elections will be over (well, one can hope). Whatever the result, no matter the chosen candidate, I think it is fair to say that we are all tired and will be relieved when it is over. As I try to […]

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