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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 […]

Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors – Part 2

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.

Ribbon & Straws Help Montessori Students Build Teamwork & Biome Pyramids

Ribbon & Straws Help Montessori Students Build Teamwork & Biome Pyramids

Abstract At Indian Harbour Montessori, the study of ecosystems through the construction of Biome Pyramids offers learners many opportunities in the upper elementary Montessori classroom by connecting teamwork, organization, research, science, geography, art, geometry, hands-on building, computer skills, and public speaking. Working in teams, our students select a biome anywhere in the world. They research […]

Self-Calming and Learning Styles – Part 1

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 […]

Montessori at Home: The Adult Prepared Environment

Montessori at Home: The Adult Prepared Environment

Your child’s Montessori guide spends a tremendous amount of time planning and organizing the classroom. Modifications and adjustments are sometimes done daily, depending upon the need. When you step into a Montessori classroom you might be awestruck by the highly organized, simple beauty of the room. Here children are given some of their first lessons […]

Recycling  in the  21st Century

Recycling in the 21st Century

Reduce, reuse, recycle is a common theme in a Montessori classroom. We teach the different categories of recyclable materials and have students sort paper, plastic, and metal. We use real cutlery and plates over plastic and paper products. We encourage students to bring reusable water bottles and discuss with them the environmental impact of plastic […]

Courageous Conversations Between Parents and Teachers

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 […]

Push Me, Pull You:What Role Should Parents Play in Advancing Their Child’s Education?

A Pushmi-pullyu is a mythical animal created by Hugh Lofting in his children’s stories, a gazelle-unicorn cross, that has two heads at opposing ends of its body and, therefore, can’t make up its mind about which way to go. In past decades, sociologists report that, on average, parents didn’t spend as much time thinking about […]

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 […]