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Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Download PDF of slides This is the recording of the second in the series of 3 webinars about Impressionist Geography by Dr. Michael Dorer. Imagination is the most powerful force for learning for elementary school children. Michael presents and discusses Impressionistic Geography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and 92 […]

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Webcast: Impressionist Geography Part 3

Download PDF of slides This is the recording of the third in the series of 3 webinars about Impressionist Geography by Dr. Michael Dorer. Imagination is the most powerful force for learning for elementary school children. Michael presents and discusses ImpressionisticGeography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and 92 research […]

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Webcast: Montessori and Imagination – do they go together?

Download PDF of slides Is Montessori education purely a reality-based program or is it a means of stimulating and developing the imagination? Are these two goals incompatible or complimentary? Michael and Tim discuss the meaning of imagination, kinds of imagination, its role in Montessori schools, and to compare it in Montessori to conventional schools. We compare and contrast imagination in both the […]

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Webcast: Keeping Montessori Students for the Full Three-Year Cycle

Download PDF of slides This is a big issue and one that is crucial to building and maintaining full-implemented Montessori programs. This is not only a challenge at the Children’s House level to keep the “Kindergartners. It applies to the third year in Elementary I and also to the third year in Elementary II. It ties into […]

What to do when enough is enough!

What to do when enough is enough!

The following tips are from Parents Magazine Online www.parents.com (not based on Montessori, but a great, free, online resource on parenting in general. Check it out!) Keep Your Cool Yes, it can get frustrating when your child debates nearly everything you do or say. However, getting angry, raising your voice, or being defensive won’t ease […]

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Webcast: Creating a Foundation of Normalization

Creating a Foundation of Normalization: Establishing a Culture of Respect, Responsibility, and Cooperation​     This was our weekly webcast for Montessori educators on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 Jon Wolff joined us to talk about getting the school year off to the right start. Early and sustainable normalization of a Montessori classroom community Is more […]

A Year of Wonder: The Neuroscience of Empathy

A Year of Wonder: The Neuroscience of Empathy

y announcing last month that I wanted 2016 to be a year of wonder, I put friendly pressure on myself to pursue all the big questions that occurred to me. We’ll see how well I’m able to sustain the energy over the course of the rest of the year, but my first riddle was this: […]

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 […]

Montessori Teachers: How Do They Do It?

Montessori Teachers: How Do They Do It?

am sitting at home right now, drinking my second coffee of the day. My two boys have finally given in and are taking naps (at the same time!), and all is right with the world. It is a snow day, and this morning, when I saw the cancellation notice with the name of my kids’ […]

The Opposite of Play

The Opposite of Play

We all know that play is good for children. But research shows that it is integral to the development of their brains and that human beings are, in fact, designed by nature, to flourish through play. One Montessori myth is that Montessori students are not encouraged...
The Montessori Paradox: Exploring The Elephant in the Montessori Classroom

Why Continue in Montessori Elementary?

Having sent a child to Montessori for the first three years, by now you have probably got a young person who is very full of herself, very self-assured, independent, and who absolutely loves to go to school. As your child approaches the end of her third year in the...
Webcast:  Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

Webcast: Montessori Secondary Education / Pt 3

This is the recording of the third webcast in Dr. Paul Epstein’s series on Montessori adolescent programs. Paul uses the term the “Welt Schüler”: or students of the world. Montessori’s few insights about adolescent education outlined a living/learning farm-based experience for the seventh and eighth grader. Given geographical locations and circumstances, the Erdkinder may be […]

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

Webcast: Building a Harmonious School Community / Pt 1

Tim Seldin, Jon Wolff, and Kathy Leitch present Part 1 of Building Healthy and Harmonious Schools     We discuss strategies that we find help Montessori schools to build school communities that are healthy, harmonious and stable. It stems from the idea of clarity about your school’s unique identity and builds on our traditions of […]

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 […]

Fantasy & Imagination

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Emotional Intelligence: The New Meaning of ‘Smart’

t’s recess at Lake Mary Montessori Academy and amid the swirl of laughter and activity, two five-year-olds engage in a tug of war over the same swing. Director Sheila Linville witnesses the event. Her first impulse was to intervene when suddenly she heard one child say to the other, “Let’s sit down and mediate this.” […]