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Book Review:  Ashes to Asheville

Book Review: Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley his is definitely a book for young adults and grown-ups as well. It’s a road-trip story that explores some very contemporary issues about the concept of ‘family’ and the many very real issues that resulted before laws were changed to acknowledge the rights of all families. When two young […]

Book Review:  Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head

Book Review: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head

Bug Wars: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head By Steve Parker
Illustrated by Simon Mendez T/dropcap]his insect book is full of information. I am not one to be captured by the study of insects. However, Steve Parker has done a terrific job putting together facts which, supplemented by incredible illustrations by Simon Mendez, look like they […]

Book Review:  Sitti’s Secrets

Book Review: Sitti’s Secrets

By Naomi Shihab Nye 
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter itti’s Secrets is an older book that somehow just crossed my desk. I love it! Its contents are profound, heartwarming, and hopeful. The illustrations are lovely. It was published in 1997. Twenty years ago. Really? How could that be? This the story of a young girl who […]

Montessori: At Home with Your Elementary Child

Montessori: At Home with Your Elementary Child

ork with them not for them For example, making lunches. If children have more choice, more control and a greater sense of responsibility, they are more likely to eat what has been chosen. Talk to them about nutrition and how to make wise choices. Involve them in making grocery lists. Responsibility and Accountability Are Important: […]

Book Review:  Ordinary People Change the World

Book Review: Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Written by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos his is a great set of books! I checked with our elementary teacher and she said definitely for Lower Elementary age children (6-9 years old). The four books that are in this gift set are: I am Rosa Parks; I am Amelia […]

Book Review:  The Crossover

Book Review: The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwane Alexander Wow! This is a powerful novel written in an unusual style. The author wrote the book in a mix of free verse and hip hop. I couldn’t put it down because of the flow and the characters. Teenagers will love this book! It is the story of a family. It’s […]

Introducing the New Adult Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent

Introducing the New Adult Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent

ust when parents think they have it down—that their child is gracious and engaged, academically sound if not accelerated, physically coordinated and mature­—the kid goes and turns into an adolescent! Sometimes coming of age is a slow boil. And other times it’s like adding rice stick noodles into a wok full of oil. I absolutely […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 1

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 1

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer will start this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on curriculum from […]

Webinar: We Can’t Get Out of the House on Time!#!#!#

Webinar: We Can’t Get Out of the House on Time!#!#!#

Do you struggle everyday with getting ready and out of the house on time for school, work, religious services, visiting friends and relatives? From her years of parenting, teaching, and administering a school Lorna McGrath has lots of tips for parents and teachers to make any getting ready time less of a struggle and more […]

Webcast: Steve Hughes – The value of concentration in developing agency

Webcast: Steve Hughes – The value of concentration in developing agency

On October 14, 2015, we were joined by Dr. Steve Hughes. As a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hughes also specializes in assessment and treatment planning for persons who have problems with attention, concentration, organization, planning, and related executive functions. His topic was The value of concentration in developing agency.

Webcast: An Informal Conversation With Dr. Steve Hughes

Webcast: An Informal Conversation With Dr. Steve Hughes

On September 25th, 2014, neurologist and Montessori researcher Steve Hughes and Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin, sat down to discuss his work and how modern brain science supports Montessori education worldwide. As Steve puts it, Montessori builds better brains. v