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Book Review: Hello, My Name is Oliver

Book Review: Hello, My Name is Oliver

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 […]

Book Review: The Song From Somewhere Else

Book Review: The Song From Somewhere Else

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 […]

Meeting Children’s Needs the Montessori Way

Meeting Children’s Needs the Montessori Way

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.

Parenting Teens: How Do We Communicate?

Parenting Teens: How Do We Communicate?

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.

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

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 […]

Webinar: Adolescents and Social Media

Webinar: Adolescents and Social Media

Join adolescent expert Patty DeLeon for insights and ideas about adolescents and social media.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

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% […]

Stopping the Constant Sibling Squabbles 

Stopping the Constant Sibling Squabbles 

A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR  As the grandmother of two boys (15 months apart in age), I have seen that the outcomes of minor squabbles can escalate at an alarming rate and turn into a physical battle, usually over a toy or a Pokemon™ card. Sometimes the most practical response by the adult in the room […]

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

          by M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. The Montessori Bilingual Institute (MOBI) The children are playing outside. I can hear them outside my window. They’re singing and calling out to each other in Japanese. No, our school isn’t located in Japan. InterCultura Montessori is located in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of […]

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Join Lorna McGrath and Tanya Ryskind who are both parents of young people who spent much of their time, from toddlers to teens, in Montessori schools. They’re putting their Montessori hats slightly to the side and bringing their parent hats to the forefront to share their experiences, concerns, and reasons for staying with Montessori for […]

Book Review: Half Upon A Time

Book Review: Half Upon A Time

Half Upon A Time By James Riley This book is a chapter book for eight to twelve-year-olds. There are three main characters in this book, much like Harry Potter. Their names are Jack, May, and Philip. This story is loosely based on Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White. Jack is a poor farm boy […]

Book Review: Love That Dog

Book Review: Love That Dog

Love That Dog By Sharon Creech This book would be great for ages eight to twelve. The book is written like a journal. It is from the boy’s point of view. He is in an elementary class and the class is doing a unit on poetry. Jack’s teacher reads poetry to the class. He thinks […]