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We Are Pleased To Announce That Tanya Ryskind, J.d. Will Be Joining NewGate School In July As Associate Head Of School

We Are Pleased To Announce That Tanya Ryskind, J.d. Will Be Joining NewGate School In July As Associate Head Of School

Montessori Foundation’s Lab school hires new Associate Head of School Recently, the Montessori Foundation had the opportunity to engage in a search for an AHOS for the NewGate School (NGS) in Sarasota, Florida. While this is a service we often coach schools through, we don’t often have the need to do it for our lab […]

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Multiplication Checkerboard is one of the most popular materials in most elementary Montessori classrooms. The colorful checkerboard materials are a step up the ladder of abstraction in the Montessori math curriculum. Think back to your own years in school. Did you ever really understand what is going on in long-multiplication? Oh, you probably memorized your multiplication tables [like […]

How to Help Your Child  Develop Executive Functioning Skills

How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Functioning Skills

In essence, the brain’s executive functions allow us to plan, organize, and complete tasks. Montessori would not have recognized the term, yet most of her activities are tailor-made for these higher-brain processes. Infants, as young as seven months, start to exercise these cognitive skills with simple games like peekaboo or hiding a toy under a […]

Irresistible Learning: Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Irresistible Learning: Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Anyone who has witnessed young children tinkering away with tools in the woodworking area will know just how magical it can be. While absorbed in constructing, children display extraordinary levels of concentration and engagement. Encompassing many aspects of the curriculum, the benefits of woodwork for children’s development are evident across all areas of learning. Woodwork […]

How to Support Children in Times of Crisis, Conflict, and Tragedy

How to Support Children in Times of Crisis, Conflict, and Tragedy

On December 15th, Jon Wolff and the panel explored a difficult but timely topic:  How to Support Children in Times of Crisis, Conflict, and Tragedy What Is Appropriate to Share with Different Age Children? What Is the Language of Support? Our world and media seem to be saturated these days with events and incidents of […]

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: The Montessori Approach to Reading, Composition & Literature

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: The Montessori Approach to Reading, Composition & Literature

The process of learning how to read should be as painless and simple as learning how to speak. Montessori begins by placing the youngest students in classes where the older students are already reading. All children want is to “do what the big kids can do,” and, as the intriguing work that absorbs the older […]

IMC Announces New Executive Director

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...