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Special MFA Members’ discount code for The Parenting Puzzle

Special MFA Members’ discount code for The Parenting Puzzle

Your special code to receive your Montessori Family Alliance member discount when you register for the Parenting Puzzle – The Basics is:   mfamember Enter it where it says apply coupon at checkout The link to register for the Parenting Puzzle is https://montessorifoundation.thinkific.com/the-parenting-puzzle

Supporting the Development of Concentration

Supporting the Development of Concentration

Concentration: What is it? In a LinkedIn post this past June, “Want Kids to Succeed?  Teach them Focus,” Daniel Goleman explains why concentrating is a precursor for both learning something new and developing self-control. We all know that success in school and in...
10 Things Great Teachers Demonstrate

10 Things Great Teachers Demonstrate

uite often, we don’t give teachers the credit they deserve. I mean, first of all, they spend all day with kids—something that would drive most of us mad. But beyond that, they do so much more. Not only do they teach our children, they spend more time with our children than we (parents) do; they […]

A Question of Leadership

A Question of Leadership

uring the U.S. election season, one Montessori school approached the subject with a focus on leadership, rather than the electoral process or government. The students at Upper Rochester cities, Elementary Montessori School discussed the need for leaders to both represent and guide communities in states, and countries. Who do we want as a president, congress(wo)man, […]

Right Now,  I Am Fine by Dr. Daniela Owen

Right Now, I Am Fine by Dr. Daniela Owen

found this book recently and had to review it for you. It is just what some of you may be looking for during this time of Covid, social unrest, and political campaigns. Our children are taking in a great deal of difficult and worrying information from the news, from overheard conversations among adults, and from […]

Put on Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets by Devin Franklin, Flying Deer Nature Center

Put on Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets by Devin Franklin, Flying Deer Nature Center

he subtitle alone let’s me know that this is a book for Montessori families, Montessori teachers, and after-school programs in Montessori schools! OPEN YOUR SENSES & DISCOVER NATURE’S SECRETS! Devin Franklin “guides students away from the need to connect with electronics and busy-ness to find comfort and solace in nature.” Our children often are not […]