In May of 2016, Lorna McGrath interviewed six graduating seniors from the NewGate School (the Montessori Foundation’s Lab School in Sarasota, Florida). In this candid and unscripted interview, Lorna leads an interesting conversation with students who grew up in Montessori and some who entered along the way.
Montessori schools are not completely different from other schools. Over the last century, Dr. Maria Montessori’s ideas have had a profound and growing influence on education around the world. However, while individual elements of her program are finding their way into more traditional classrooms every year, there is a cumulative impact that we see when […]
Education is not something that the teacher does. It is a natural process that develops spontaneously. – Maria Montessori There are some six thousand Montessori schools in North America, and it is estimated that there are some twenty thousand schools worldwide. Montessori schools are found throughout Western Europe, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, […]
Dr. Montessori paved the way for eternal optimism and reminds us why we engage in the purposeful work of serving children, families, teachers, schools, and organizations. This week, Tim Seldin, Kathy Leitch and Jonathan Wolf will facilitate a discussion on setting intentions for the new year. As we look forward to 2018 in the Montessori world-wide […]
On December 13th, 2017, Tim Seldin led a conversation on the topic of one aspect of creating deeper parent engagement through a Parent Ambassador program. A Parent Ambassador is any parent who gives his or her time and talent to support the efforts of the school in welcoming new parents, providing a current parent‘s […]
By Nancy McCormick Rambusch Introduction Dr. Nancy McCormick was the founder of the American Montessori Society in 1960 and is widely considered to the tireless inspiration of the second wave of interest in Montessori education in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1992, she was a member of the founding […]
This week, Kathy Leitch will explore the amazing world of Infant-Toddler Montessori Education and the process of establishing a new program or enhancing one that you may have running, Kathy is an Infant-Toddler educator and is the Educational Director of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies’ Infant-Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Program.
On October 14, 2015, we were joined by Dr. Steve Hughes. As a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hughes also specializes in assessment and treatment planning for persons who have problems with attention, concentration, organization, planning, and related executive functions. His topic was The value of concentration in developing agency.
On September 25th, 2014, neurologist and Montessori researcher Steve Hughes and Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin, sat down to discuss his work and how modern brain science supports Montessori education worldwide. As Steve puts it, Montessori builds better brains. v
Many Montessori schools sponsor promising people through Montessori teacher training programs. Usually, these individuals are well known by the school before they are hired. Most will have been active as parent volunteers, substitutes, or specialist teachers in fields such as art, music, or foreign languages. Some may have begun as aides or assistants. The two […]
Download PDF of slides This is a big issue and one that is crucial to building and maintaining full-implemented Montessori programs. This is not only a challenge at the Children’s House level to keep the “Kindergartners. It applies to the third year in Elementary I and also to the third year in Elementary II. It ties into […]