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What? An Evaluation?

o one will ever know your child like you do, and you see aspects of your child that no teacher ever will, but the reverse is also true. Your child’s teacher sees aspects of your child that you may never get to see. Your child’s teacher sees him as he is learning to be part […]

Happy Birthday,  Maria Montessori.

Happy Birthday, Maria Montessori.

On this, the 150th anniversary of your birth, we celebrate your life and express our gratitude. You contributed so much to children’s lives and to all of us who discovered your work as adults. Thank you for patiently observing and listening to the children who taught...
Helping Parents Help Themselves

Helping Parents Help Themselves

The Montessori Foundation, in cooperation with a collaborative set up in mid-March, of this year, is striving to help parents figure out ways to deal with the new reality of Covid 19. For many, you are working from home for the first time. How do you manage your time...
Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

Pandemic Strategies: Family Meetings

During the first weeks of the pandemic, The Montessori Foundation began to hold free zoom meetings for parents struggling with a variety of issues.Here is a short review of the Montessori Parent Gathering from April 4, 2020. The presenter was Lorna McGrath, Director...
Strategies for Montessori Home Learning

Strategies for Montessori Home Learning

Review: The World in the Palm of Her HandBy Tim Seldinclick to purchase For parents who want some actual scripting on working with their children at home, we recommend this book. I used it on many occasions with my four granddaughters and they enjoyed the activities...
The Flag of My Heart is Flying at Half Mast

The Flag of My Heart is Flying at Half Mast

Even more, after the news of the past few weeks and most recently, I am afraid for my son, a black man. I am afraid for my two black adopted brothers and for young men of color everywhere, as the world becomes browner. When things occur in the world, I am moved to...
Montessori: The Science — Part 3: Movement Matters

Montessori: The Science — Part 3: Movement Matters

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...