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Help! Too Much Information: How Do I Know What to Trust?

Help! Too Much Information: How Do I Know What to Trust?

Wow, has our world changed! ow, we’re working from home—still full time, and still expected to get our job done with confidence and competence. And then, oh yes, the children are home and no childcare or school to fill their day. But wait, and I am supposed to teach them and set up a Montessori […]

Letter from the Editor, Joyce St. Giermaine: The Time of COVID

Letter from the Editor, Joyce St. Giermaine: The Time of COVID

Dear Tomorrow’s Child Readers: n the way to finishing our May 2020 Issue of Tomorrow’s Child something surreal and very, very bad happened to, as it turns out, the whole world. Thank you for your years of loyalty and your patience. As family and staff members battled through COVID-19’s physical symptoms, schools closed, and we […]

Montessori Education in a Time of  Physical Distancing

Montessori Education in a Time of Physical Distancing

Is the Use of Digital Technology Appropriate in the Context of Montessori Philosophy? Maria Montessori, in an address in 1936 entitled “For Peace,” (2007) discussed how the technologies of her day had brought humankind together and had created a single “great nation” (pp. 24-26): By becoming a single nation, we have finally realized the unconscious […]

In the News:  SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

In the News: SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JAN 31, 2018 Educators and community advocates convened at SRQ Studios last night for the inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium: What Are My Kids Learning At School? Featuring Dan Ceaser, head of school at Hershorin Schiff Community Day School; Dawn Graber, director of curriculum at Sarasota […]

2017 SRQ International Montessori Foundation Conference Update

2017 SRQ International Montessori Foundation Conference Update

  The Legend of John Ringling … of circus fame! There’s an old legend circulating around Sarasota that John Ringling had a Native American guide show him around the Sarasota area to assure him that the area was on a protected cove safe from the weather that can sometimes plague our sunshine state. Seems he […]

Taking the Fear out of Montessori

Editor’s Note: The following was a Constant Contact communication recently sent to our list of Montessori administrators, urging them to take advantage of our Early Bird Discount for standing bulk orders to provide Tomorrow’s Child to Montessori parents. So many administrators asked for permission to forward it to their parents that we are including it […]

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Celebration of Life: Musya Meyer

Celebration of Life: Musya Meyer

In Memoriam ith the recent passing of Musya Meyer, the Montessori community lost an educator who loved to share her love of nature and multi-cultural celebrations with thousands of children and parents. Musya was the founding head of Hudson Montessori Schools in New Rochelle, NY and Danbury, CT. Her son, Mark Meyer, and his wife, […]

Letter from the Editor:  Holding out for a Hero

Letter from the Editor: Holding out for a Hero

  y the time this issue goes out in the mail, the 2016 US presidential elections will be over (well, one can hope). Whatever the result, no matter the chosen candidate, I think it is fair to say that we are all tired and will be relieved when it is over. As I try to […]

Victory and Peace

Victory and Peace

he four-year-old girls were good friends, but now they’re angry. One said something to the other, tempers flared, and a friendship is in jeopardy. Fortunately, the children are in a Montessori classroom. Montessori schools use many techniques for harmony, but in this classroom they have a peace rose. One little girl retrieves the flower from […]

How to Explain the 2016 Election to Our Children (and Ourselves)

wrote this as a cathartic contemplation for the election of 2016, which became a protracted period of challenge and contention for the United States. While some citizens of our country celebrate, others express fear. Living in the battleground State of Florida, I think it is fair to say that Floridians were somewhat traumatized by the […]