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Saving Mother Earth: Addressing Climate Change In The Montessori Classroom

Saving Mother Earth: Addressing Climate Change In The Montessori Classroom

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and one of the biggest challenges facing the international community today. Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town alerts us to this fact: “Climate change is the greatest human-induced crisis facing the world today. It is totally indiscriminate of […]

Montessori and Advocacy

ost of us are so busy ‘doing’ Montessori that it feels impossible to ‘support’ Montessori. Unless our classroom, or our school, is directly and significantly impacted by a regulation or policy, we figure we can make the best of it and just get by. We make compromises, we adjust, we believe there is nothing to […]

Some Thoughts on Staff Interactions

Some Thoughts on Staff Interactions

t The Montessori Foundation, we regularly receive queries regarding policies for relationships between staff and parents. Many school heads express concerns over issues ranging from staff being “friends” with parents on Facebook, to babysitting for school families, to … in some cases, actual romantic involvements. The issues span those which are merely internal or personal […]

Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” —  Parenting adage

Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” — Parenting adage

inancial security is one of the long-term goals parents wish for their children. Being financially secure has connotations of knowing how to make money, how to save money, and how to use money to help others. Financially secure suggests that we have a realistic expectation about the amount of work it takes to make a […]

Bilingualism & False Diagnosis

Bilingualism & False Diagnosis

n many countries bilingualism is a steadily growing phenomenon that shapes and affects the learning process of children at homes and schools. The most popular second languages in Egypt are English, French, and German. Many parents prefer their children to be schooled in a foreign language rather than their native mother tongue. Being fully bilingual […]

Evaluating & Reporting on Student Progress in a Montessori School

Evaluating & Reporting on Student Progress in a Montessori School

“Here is the essential principle of education: to teach details is to bring confusion; to establish the relationship between things is to bring knowledge.”— Maria Montessori, Childhood to Adolescence he Montessori curriculum is carefully structured and sequenced, and teachers maintain careful records of each child’s progress. Because Montessori Schools do not compare students against arbitrary […]

Seeing Red Flags in the Classroom: Setting Up Strategies for Student Success

Seeing Red Flags in the Classroom: Setting Up Strategies for Student Success

Children’s Meeting House Montessori School re we seeing more learning differences in children? This is a question that teachers have repeatedly asked me. They are seeing students who struggle with concentration issues, processing information, an inability to follow multiple-step procedures or directions, sensory challenges, and an inability to capture thoughts on paper. And more importantly, […]