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101 Steps to Parenting The Montessori Way

101 Steps to Parenting The Montessori Way

Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. As a start, read Tomorrow’s Child. We also recommend our books The Montessori Way and How To Raise An Amazing Child. Purchase a copy of The Michael Olaf Catalog(s). These wonderful publications are a clear introduction to Montessori for parents as well […]

Isn’t Montessori Elitist?

Isn’t Montessori Elitist?

Isn’t Montessori elitist? Montessori is an educational philosophy and approach that can be found in all sorts of settings, from the most humble to large, well equipped campuses. In general, Montessori schools consciously strive to create and maintain a diverse student...
Parenting Teenagers:  What is this?

Parenting Teenagers: What is this?

        hey rolled their eyes as only two worldly adolescents can do. “What are you learning now?” they asked while examining the sheet I had tacked to the kitchen wall. “Your mother and I are learning to speak to the heathen adolescent.” A little humor never hurt in diffusing the intense sincerity […]

What Should We Teach Our Children?

What Should We Teach Our Children?

hat should we teach our children? Research shows that 80 percent of the facts we learn for tests are forgotten in a month. We remember best that information with which we have an emotional connection. It’s a lot easier to remember your birthday than the year of the Battle of Hastings (1066, in case you’re […]

Book Review: The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from Myths of the Storm & Stress Years

Book Review: The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from Myths of the Storm & Stress Years

Reviewed by Kim Noble, RN MBA Coordinator Youth Health Connection South Shore Hospital, S. Weymouth, MA am not a Montessori school administrator, but a former Board Member for nine years and Montessori Parent for twelve years at Inly School in Scituate, Ma. (formerly The MontessoriCommunity School). I am a pediatric R.N. and work at our […]

Developing a New Montessori Middle and/or High School (Video)

n October 30th, 2014, Dr. Paul Epstein and Tim Seldin explored the topic of Developing a Montessori Middle and/or High School Program. We discussed many of the fundamental issues in organizing a new secondary program, from staffing to organizing the course of study, ways of learning, experiential programs, internships, travel, facilities, admission of older students […]

Valorization

Valorization

e missed you last week,” she said.  Middle school students had just hurried into the Houston Food Bank, eager to begin their morning of (almost) weekly service work.  They smiled sheepishly, pleased by the compliment.  It IS a compliment for adolescents to be acknowledged by the adult world, to be given the opportunity to do […]

Fantasy & Imagination

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Eco-Literacy: Getting to Know the Natural World on a First-Name Basis

Eco-Literacy: Getting to Know the Natural World on a First-Name Basis

There is no description, no image in any book that is capable of replacing the sight of real trees and all of the life to be found around them in a real forest. How often is the soul of man – especially in childhood – deprived because he is not allowed to come in contact […]

How to Create Closeness: Tips to Connect with Your Family During the Holidays

How to Create Closeness: Tips to Connect with Your Family During the Holidays

One of the things we long for the most during the holidays, and year round, are deep connections. Some of us never had a model of how to connect as children making it harder to know how to create it with our own families. Some of us just need some fresh ideas. In this webinar, […]