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Webcast:  The Art of Handling Difficult Conversations with Parents / Pt 1

Webcast: The Art of Handling Difficult Conversations with Parents / Pt 1

Montessori Leadership Webcast from August 9, 2017 “The Conversation with Parents I Hate to Have” Tools for Building Trust and Support When the Topic Turns Tough –  Topic and following suggestions were developed by senior Montessori Foundation consultant, Jonathan Wolff. Webinar led by senior Montessori Foundation consultants, Kathy Leitch and Tim Seldin     Do […]

Testing In Montessori

Testing In Montessori

  he typical end-of-year standardized tests that many schools administer are summative accountability assessments meant to measure grade-level proficiency on a broad range of skills and knowledge or serve as a formal end-of-year exam for a specific high school level course. They are normally administered once a year or at specific grade levels. The scores […]

Salary Scales – Some Questions to Consider

Salary Scales – Some Questions to Consider

What will you pay a brand new teacher with no experience? ____________ How much is each year’s experience worth? ____________ Do you think that it is important to pay everyone according to the same pay scale? ____________     If yes, is there anything that you can do if you find someone excellent who cannot […]

Hiring New Staff: Finding the Right Match

Hiring New Staff: Finding the Right Match

uccessful Montessori schools know what the right teacher would look like, they know how to recruit them, and they know how to retain them over the years. An organization is no better than the people who work there. This is equally true for a school as it is for any other type of business. The […]

Designing a Montessori Home

Designing a Montessori Home

The Bedroom We must give the child an environment that he can utilize by himself: a little washstand of his own, a bureau with drawers he can open, objects of common use that he can operate, a small bed in which he can sleep at night under an attractive blanket he can fold and spread […]

Finding an Authentic Montessori School

Finding an Authentic Montessori School

Because accreditation has traditionally applied to high schools and colleges, very few Montessori schools are accredited. More recently, parents have begun to hear about accreditation at the childcare level by an organization known as the National Association for the...
Marketing Your School

Marketing Your School

his is an excerpt from the Montessori Foundation’s Leadership Institute online course: Finding The Perfect Match: Recruiting and Retaining Your Ideal Enrollment. For more details and to enroll, go to montessori.org/leadership-institute#24999. Active IMC members receive a generous discount on this course. To order Tomorrow’s Child magazine go to: montessori.org and click the the SIGN UP […]

Webcast:  Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

Webcast: Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

    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 […]

Montessori Secondary Programs: Their Time Has Come

Montessori Secondary Programs: Their Time Has Come

EDITOR’S NOTE: After more than one hundred years, most educators acknowledge that the Montessori Method is a great way to give young learners a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Just mention ‘Montessori’ and almost everyone you meet will say something like, “Oh, yes, my kids went to Montessori,” or they know somebody whose […]

Where Do We Go from Here?

Where Do We Go from Here?

hanks to people just like us, my grandchildren (and your children) will have the opportunity to graduate from a Montessori high school. Our youngest grandchild, Hudson, is only 15 months old. He has been a Montessori student since he was 10-weeks-old, and he is blossoming. Fifteen months old? Why are we thinking about his high […]