Are you wondering how to keep your child not only busy during the summer months when school is out, but also keep her learning? Are you worried that if your child is not enrolled in a summer program called “Little Genius’s” or the Center for Brighter Children that your child will be behind when he […]
Lorna McGrath has the opportunity to talk with four NewGate School’s seniors before they graduate and go off into a new stage of their lives. Each of them has a unique story to share. It is such a pleasure to listen to their experiences in Montessori and how that has shaped and will continue to […]
Lorna McGrath interviews one of NewGate School’s 2018 graduates. NewGate is an International Montessori school that serves children from 18 months old to 18 years old. Three fifths of the NewGate graduates this year are from countries other than the United States. Our interviewee, Alex, is from Spain and will be returning to Spain before […]
“You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I or you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” —Strickland Gillian Cuddling up with my mother and being read to by her is probably one of my most favorite memories of my childhood; and well […]
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 […]
Hello, My Name is Oliver By Paymaneh Ritchie This was a very fun book for Upper Elementary and Middle School children. Oliver is telling the story of his life from a dog’s perspective (or at least from what a human thinks is a dog’s perspective). The author has a good sense of humor. She also […]
The Song From Somewhere Else Written by A. F. Harrold Illustrated by Levi Pinfold I’m not a big fan of science fiction and probably wouldn’t have read this book if I had known that it is science fiction. I was happily surprised at how much this book captivated me. There were a few things that […]
We’ll look at how Montessori meets the basic needs for security/safety, love/belonging, freedom/choice, fun/enjoyment, power/competence, meaning /purpose. Then how we can reduce behavior problems when we meet these needs among others, both at school and at home.
Join as we explore ways for you to connect with your teens. Connection comes before “real” communication. When “real” communication is established we can foster peace, understanding, and collaboration.
An increasing number of families are looking for options for the inclusion of a special needs child into a typical classroom environment. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons associated with a Montessori classroom including class sizes, materials, student independence, multi-age classrooms, school resources and other factors relevant to children who have failed […]
Join adolescent expert Patty DeLeon for insights and ideas about adolescents and social media.
Have you ever caught your child lying? It would really be surprising if you said no. Lying is part of growing up. Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D., author of 1-2-3 Magic Parenting™ broke down the probability of lying into age groups, as follows: ♣ 2-year olds: 20% ♣ 3-year-olds: 50% ♣ 4-year-olds: 90% ♣ 16-year-olds: 70% […]