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Book Review:  Apple in the Middle

Book Review: Apple in the Middle

 by Dawn Quigley This is the story of a girl in middle school whose name is Apple. Her mother was a Native American who died hours after Apple was born and her father was a very well-to-do European American who was left to raise Apple. From her birth to middle school Apple knew little to […]

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Making Agreements with Older Children

Making Agreements with Older Children

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation [Dropcap]A[Dropcap]fter the second of three children left for college, we began to experience the initial feelings that may come with the reality of being empty nesters. We still have one incredible teenager in the house, and she is very “easy on the adult.” […]

Learning From Nature: A Real Life Testimonial

Learning From Nature: A Real Life Testimonial

rowing up in a one-room schoolhouse in the Australian outback, the world of Montessori and modern education seemed a distant idea. But today, after I have had many years of experience and a strong philosophical and practical education ethic. I grew up closer to Montessori than I knew. In thinking about my meager educational beginnings, […]

Education Needs a Radical Change

Education Needs a Radical Change

fter recently watching a film about the life of Jane Goodall, and then reading a recent interview with her, I was struck by her stark observations regarding the state of our planet—in terms of climate change, the disappearance of species, the destruction of forests, the melting glaciers, the pollution of the oceans, the desperate plight […]

Montessori Education in a Time of  Physical Distancing

Montessori Education in a Time of Physical Distancing

Is the Use of Digital Technology Appropriate in the Context of Montessori Philosophy? Maria Montessori, in an address in 1936 entitled “For Peace,” (2007) discussed how the technologies of her day had brought humankind together and had created a single “great nation” (pp. 24-26): By becoming a single nation, we have finally realized the unconscious […]

2021 NewGate School Senior Interview

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

So many of you have asked, “How do we talk to our children about the social unrest in America? How do we support them as we navigate our way through so many feelings and questions? How and when do we talk to our children about race? Dr.Val Wise along with our other panelists begin to […]