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Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

Seeing the World Through Your Child’s Eyes

One of the keys to creating a calm and peaceful home is to learn how to see the world from your child’s perspective. Maria Montessori challenged us to ‘follow the child’. To do this, first we must have a sense of how your children think, feel, and react. For example, take this child. He is looking up and you can tell that he is looking at someone or something really tall. He is probably looking up at an adult that he loves. Imagine how the world looks to him at two or three feet tall.

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

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 […]

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

Families that Play Together…Weather Tough Times Together

Join the Montessori Family Support Team to take a look at and share ideas about how families can play together! Sometimes when life is uncertain and there is daily stress about what is coming next, we begin to have questions that weigh us down. We forget to take time to simply enjoy our families and […]

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

Story Time: the Last 20 Minutes of the Day

Bedtime is far more than ‘just story time’. It is a time when our kids are integrating the experiences of their day and transitioning between brain states and brain functions. How we engage with them during the last 20 minutes impacts their esteem, self-worth, and confidence in the morning. Listen in on this conversation around […]

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Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching The Brain

Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching The Brain

The book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain, written by Zaretta Hammond, examines the philosophy and implementation of culturally responsive teaching in the context of current research and knowledge of neuropsychology and its impact on student behavior and response. The book seeks to connect current brain research and culturally responsive teaching with the question “what […]

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Supports for children who have special needs have been legally mandated for several decades in the United States. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act became law in 1990 and was updated in 2004.  Public schools must provide Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with documented needs that meet the law’s specified criteria. IEPs identify needed […]

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Multiplication Checkerboard is one of the most popular materials in most elementary Montessori classrooms. The colorful checkerboard materials are a step up the ladder of abstraction in the Montessori math curriculum. Think back to your own years in school. Did you ever really understand what is going on in long-multiplication? Oh, you probably memorized your multiplication tables [like […]