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Beyond The Numbers Sustaining Equity In Montessori Schools

Research has demonstrated the benefits children gain from attending racially diverse schools. Berends and Penaloza (2010) and Newton (2010), both found that students in diverse schools tended to score higher in math. Benson and Borman (2010), found that literacy scores improved when students attended racially diverse schools. As Montessorians, we know that education cannot be […]

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Montessori Teacher Supports For Children With Exceptionalities

Supports for children who have special needs have been legally mandated for several decades in the United States. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act became law in 1990 and was updated in 2004.  Public schools must provide Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with documented needs that meet the law’s specified criteria. IEPs identify needed […]

Letter From The Executive Director

Letter From The Executive Director

Dear IMC members, Well, we are almost there! By the time this issue of Montessori Leadership arrives, we will have celebrated the end of another school year and are well into preparing for the next, in most of the northern hemisphere. Where did the summer go? I like to consider the end of each school […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Summer break is a great time to help children learn to make their own lunches. Christine will walk you through a “lesson” on teaching your child to prepare her/his own lunch for school. She will also offer ideas for setting up your kitchen “environment” so your child can be independent, for helping your child plan […]

Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Turning Down the Heat on Power Struggles

Do you feel like there are persons in your family that you are constantly being challenged by, you are battling with about every little thing, or you are just plain angry with? In this session Lorna will take participants through an awareness of feelings associated with power struggles, an understanding of the effects of power […]

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Mom, I Made My Own Lunch!

Transitioning to Secondary

Kristi Antczak and Lorna McGrath each have two children who have moved to Secondary programs. In this session they will each talk to you about their experiences with this important transition for their children. They will give you tips for smooth transitions, pitfalls that may happen, and choices to be made. You’ll want to attend […]

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Book Review: Pretty in Punxsutawney

Pretty in Punxsutawney by Laurie Boyle Crompton Pretty in Punxsutawney is about a girl named Andie who finds herself stuck repeating her first day of the senior year after moving to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Upon discovering her phenomenon, she believes that she has to have her “true love’s kiss” to break the spell. As Andie continues […]

Dear Cathie

Dear Cathie

Dear Cathie— My children are not always nice to each other, and they sometimes admit they have been unkind to others at school or on play dates as well. I want them to learn to be kind and respectful. I have been expecting them to say “I’m sorry” when they act in this manner, such […]

Montessori Grandparenting: Let’s Do An Experiment

Montessori Grandparenting: Let’s Do An Experiment

My very enthusiastic 6-year-old granddaughter, Aubrey, is very into experiments. She’s a Kindergarten student and her love of learning is made evident by her desire to try to learn new things outside her classroom. And, let’s face it, she knows I’m all in on anything she wants to try out when I’m there for a […]