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Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

Montessori Early Childhood Language: Life-Long Literacy

The development of language in early-childhood classrooms is an umbrella for the entire Montessori curriculum. Often teachers and parents consider activities on the shelves of the Language area as the heart of actual language learning. Certainly these activities provide powerful opportunities, but language learning occurs most profoundly in the moment-to-moment life of interactions within the […]

Great Lessons and Key Lessons

Great Lessons and Key Lessons

Great Lessons and Key Lessons derive from the psychological characteristics and needs of the child in the second plane of development. (ages 6 to 12). Lessons are not a pivotal aspect of Montessori. The role of the adult is to inspire a sense of wonder, not to teach. Lessons in a conventional sense relate to […]

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism Continued

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism Continued

In the initial session – “Parenting Toward Anti-Racism” – we explored how parents can support their children in being anti-racist. During this session Dr. Wise is here again to continue our conversation and focus on the inner work that adults must do. Find out how knowledge of US history since the 16 hundreds, understanding of […]

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism Continued

The Inner Work of Parenting: What We Can Learn from Children…To Help Us Be Happier, Healthier, and Better Caregivers

During this session, lead by Jonathan Wolff, we will explore what Maria Montessori and Kahlil Ghibran said about the work of the adult and parent. Concepts like “letting go of our positions,” “openness to the child’s view,” “being responsible for our adult emotions,” “no double standards,” and more will be discussed. Jon and the others […]

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism Continued

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism

So many of you have asked, “How do we talk to our children about the social unrest in America? How do we support them as we navigate our way through so many feelings and questions? How and when do we talk to our children about race? Dr.Val Wise along with our other panelists begin to […]

Parenting Toward Anti-Racism Continued

Parenting in Summer 2020: the Unique Joys and Challenges

The Summer of 2020 is unprecedented in our lifetimes. What does that mean for parents? How do we ensure a healthy level of safety in our children as they reintegrate without causing undue stress and anxiety? How do we stay calm when there is so much unknown? Join us to learn some of the answers […]