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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...
Why Continue in Montessori Elementary?

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: Building a Harmonious School Community / Pt 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.” […]