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Maintaining Teachers’ Enthusiasm: Why Parents Should Help The Child

Maintaining Teachers’ Enthusiasm: Why Parents Should Help The Child

Montessori guides are highly skilled and trained professionals, so why do many parents ask: “Why do they need to attend conferences?” After all, it’s an inconvenience for the parent if the school has to be closed down to allow for travel and participation.  There are several compelling reasons for parents to encourage and support teachers […]

DERS/MEFS Opportunity

DERS/MEFS Opportunity

Dear IMC Members, The International Montessori Council (IMC) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to our member schools. We are developing a consortium of schools in partnership with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS). IMC member schools who agree to participate in this research-based project will benefit in a variety […]

A Montessori Research Initiative

A Montessori Research Initiative

Greetings Montessori Colleagues, One of the many challenges we face as Montessori educators is that of clearly communicating our message to parents in order to offer them an opportunity to understand and appreciate what we offer to children. With that in mind, AMI undertook a research initiative so that we might better understand what parents […]

A Montessori Research Initiative

Greetings Montessori Colleagues, One of the many challenges we face as Montessori educators is that of clearly communicating our message to parents in order to offer them an opportunity to understand and appreciate what we offer to children. With that in mind, AMI undertook a research initiative so that we might better understand what parents […]

Give A Gift, Get A Gift!

Give A Gift, Get A Gift!

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Montessori Foundation we designed beautiful infinity scarves and neckties that were introduced at our 21st Annual International Montessori Conference. The design was inspired and based on the Montessori Metal Inset work created by Anne Frank during her years in Montessori before she was imprisoned during World War II, […]

February Is Black History Month

February Is Black History Month

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”   February is Black History Month: 13 Ways to Celebrate Explore exceptional African American achievements with these cross-curricular activities. The struggles and successes of many African American personalities, from civil rights leaders to children’s authors, are rich fodder for classroom […]

Interview with David Rotberg: Montessori Child and Montessori Guide 

 MF:  David, I understand you attended a Montessori school as a child. Can you tell our readers where you attended school and from what ages you attended? D: I attended Montessori Center of Farmington Hills, MI. Now it is called Red Hill Montessori Academy. I attended the school from the ages of three until five. […]

Wikipedia on Entrepreneurs

Wikipedia on Entrepreneurs

nnovative entrepreneurs may be more likely to experience what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls flow. “Flow” occurs when an individual forgets about the outside world due to being thoroughly engaged in a process or activity. Csikszentmihalyi suggested that breakthrough innovations tend to occur at the hands of individuals in that state. Other research has concluded that a strong internal motivation is […]

Tomorrow’s Child: September, 2017

Tomorrow’s Child: September, 2017

  Click here to open the September issue of Tomorrow’s Child   In this issue First-Day Transitions by Esther Ripley Living & Working Abroad: Reflections of My Time in China by Heather Brown Introducing the New Adult: Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent by Jocelyn Bell Swanson, MEd Woodshop Occupation: Real Work, Real Meaning by […]

Montessori: Does It Work? What Research says About Montessori And Student Outcomes

Montessori: Does It Work? What Research says About Montessori And Student Outcomes

Editor’s Note: Our thanks to the National Center for Montessori In The Public Sector for sharing this brief summary of some of the growing body of research that directly or indirectly supports the effectiveness of the Montessori approach. Montessori parents know first-hand how this approach to education supports and nurtures children’s development in all areas: […]