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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

  Most of us are aware that the United Nations adopted a declaration on the universal rights of the child, but many of us have not read it. Here is the introduction and the link to the full text. We encourage you to revisit it from time to time and reflect on the...
A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Engendering Love of One’s Home with Adolescents The NewGate School, Global Campus Students, Research Their Place on Earth and Weave a Story to Share By Amy Kremer-Treibly and Elizabeth Hale The NewGate School’s Global Campus is composed of students in seventh through...
An Online Montessori School for Teens

An Online Montessori School for Teens

Editor’s Note: Families have been inspired by Montessori to home-school their children for years. The trend seems to be expanding. Something new grew out of the pandemic: online education at the adolescent level that is consciously based on Montessori guidelines. One...
Raising Helpers

Raising Helpers

by Theresa of Montessoriinreallife.com One of the most wonderful things about toddlers is how they so inherently want to help. They are eager to be involved, be near us, and participate in our day-to-day activities. What we deem “chores,” toddlers see as what they...
2020 NewGate School Seniors Interview

Adjusting to Life in 2020-2021: Empowering and Encouraging Healthy Practices at Home and at School

So much of what we are all hearing on the media about Covid 19 is scary and not particularly helpful in empowering children from about 11 years old through adolescents about ways to take care of themselves. We are very good about giving our children ways to keep themselves safe from strangers or ways to […]

IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

IB Is Something I Never Expected I Would End Up Doing

by Madison Dodd, NewGate Student I have always pursued alternative education, whether that be through Montessori, Waldorf, or homeschool. Therefore, it was a shock to me to think that I would be involved in a program so widely recognized across all types of schools. I...
Why are Children so Different Today

Why are Children so Different Today

by Jane Nelsen, EdD and Chip DeLorenzo, MEd   When working with Montessori teachers, we always start by asking them to list their current stressors. Inevitably, they share that children exhibit a high degree of disrespect, entitlement, and lack of...
Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Montessorians are familiar with the daily “Circle” and use this important practice for starting or closing the day, but the Peacemaking Circle or Conferencing approach has become part of restorative practices in schools, workplaces, prisons, and Court systems around the country and throughout the world. Based on ancient practices of aboriginal peoples, this approach creates […]

Toward Best Practice: The Exercises of Practical Life

Toward Best Practice: The Exercises of Practical Life

By Tim Seldin and Jonathan Wolff The exercises in Practical Life are the very heart of Montessori education. As young children wash tables, pour liquids, polish silver, sweep and dust, they are developing the inner aptitudes of calmness, order, concentration, coordination, and fine motor skills. At the same time, through the process of learning to […]