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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

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Dr. Steve Hughes, Neuro-psychologist and Brain Scientist, examines the basic assumptions of education today, and shows how an entirely different framework, first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.

Webcast:  Transitioning Students from Upper Elementary to Secondary

Webcast: Transitioning Students from Upper Elementary to Secondary

Upper Elementary students will be taking that big step into a new plane of development and you can help bridge the gap. Robin will share insights for students, parents, and teachers from his experience as an upper elementary teacher, an adolescent teacher, and as an associate head of school.

Living With Adolescents: A Montessori Approach  Learning Their Language

Living With Adolescents: A Montessori Approach Learning Their Language

rowing up as a Montessori child in Mexico shaped much of my life and gave me a great passion to teach. Learning with the beautiful and precise Montessori materials led me to become fascinated with the language of mathematics and geometry, and, as I watched older students discover them as I had, I discovered a […]

Montessori Secondary Programs: Their Time Has Come

Montessori Secondary Programs: Their Time Has Come

EDITOR’S NOTE: After more than one hundred years, most educators acknowledge that the Montessori Method is a great way to give young learners a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Just mention ‘Montessori’ and almost everyone you meet will say something like, “Oh, yes, my kids went to Montessori,” or they know somebody whose […]

The Work of the Adolescent

The Work of the Adolescent

Adolescent development is guided by self-expression, trust, commitment, and new ways of thinking. The ideal environment for the adolescent is a small learning community which mirrors adult society.  spoke recently with a friend about a course I led in Warsaw, Poland for teachers. The focus of the course concerned the design and implementation of Montessori […]