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Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

I’m a Montessori grandparent who loves to create memories and traditions with my four granddaughters. I also love to share my love of art and history, while helping them make the connection to the larger picture. This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend a month with the girls. I decided to work on some […]

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Between 15 and 36 months old, in addition to physically increasing in size, toddlers are also learning to develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially. The development of their large muscles allows them to walk, run, and jump, while their small-muscle development helps them gain fine-motor skills, such as eating with utensils or learning to dress themselves. […]

Becoming A Montessori Parent

Becoming A Montessori Parent

There are seven simple steps to becoming a Montessori parent. When we say ‘simple,’ we don’t mean that they are not challenging. It is a lot like the definition of bull riding. “The object is to keep the bull between you and the ground.” Simple—but challenging. The first step to becoming a Montessori parent took […]

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

When my kids were teenagers, I could make it through the day. But at night, when my head hit the pillow, in the dark is when it would begin. I would toss and turn, worried about my kid…. Who was she with? What was she doing? Would she finish school? Would she be able to […]

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

Join Maria Eva Chaffin and Brynn Rangel for part 2 of this series on Addressing Challenging Behavior. In this session, they give a summary for each of the three levels – Early Childhood, Elementary, and Adolescence including strategies, preparation, and observation.

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Self-Calming and Learning Styles – Part 1

How many times have you heard an adult say to an upset child, “Calm down,” “Just relax,” or “Pull yourself together. It’s not so bad”? Children are not born knowing how to calm themselves when they get emotional. Self-regulating our emotions is a skill to be learned. In part 1, Lorna will define learning styles […]

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Courageous Conversations Between Parents and Teachers

The purpose of Courageous Conversation between parents and teachers is to create a safe space for meaningful dialogue about issues regarding children. The desired end is to understand each other’s perspective and work together to best serve the child. We know that this is not always a one step, quick-fix, but rather a complicated process […]

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

I believe that every child is born with a unique purpose in life, as did Maria Montessori. With all her endeavors, Montessori was trying to improve the world by discovering the true nature of the child (1972). It is understandable, then, that parents are the child’s first and long-lasting teachers. Their role is to observe […]

The Child’s Power of Love

The Child’s Power of Love

The experience of authentic unconditional love differs from romantic and other types of love. Unconditional love is not based on possessing or acquiring. When we know this love, we experience personal and universal peace. And while this love is observed and discussed repeatedly by the world’s great teachers, we seldom consider how this love also emanates […]

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: for Challenging Behaviors and Learning – Part 3 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Parts I & II in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, and provided an in-depth look at how we create an Inclusive Classroom Climate to support all learners. This system view gives us a concrete […]

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Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Dads Important Role as Daughters Grow

Sometimes Dad’s feel like a “duck out of water” when it comes to relating to their tween/teen daughter. The little girl’s body that used to rough and tumble now has begun to develop making roughing and tumbling awkward. Also, this stage in a girl’s life is fraught with emotional upheavals which often make Dads shy […]

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Practical Life in Elementary and Beyond!

Montessori said, “Only practical work and experience lead a child to maturity.” Cheryl Allen will share ideas that will help children at home and in the classroom to prepare for life during the elementary years and beyond. She will show how Practical Life activities change as children grow from pouring and scooping lessons during Early […]

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills – Executive Functioning Skills – Part 2 – Children are not born with these skills. They are born with the potential to develop them! From 7 to 12 years old to the adolescent years, what activities can we offer at home? In this session Maria Chaffin continues to offer parents and teachers ideas […]

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

What Montessori parents need to know about assessment, data collection and how we use it to not only support children’s learning but also to validate the Montessori method of education. Dr. Howe explains what this means for children in Montessori schools and the larger education community.

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Having Fun Traveling with Your Kids!

Families frequently travel together during school breaks. Join Lorna for a fun and informative session about traveling with your children, involving them in the planning, making the journey enjoyable, and being prepared.

Worried about Your Teens When They’re Out and About?

Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Join Christine Lowry for Part 2 of Chores, Allowance,and Paid Work. During this session Christine will share ways that parents can involve their elementary and adolescent children in the life of the family, in managing their money, and earning money from jobs at home as well as out in the larger community.

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 […]