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Less Talk – More Respect

Less Talk – More Respect

Do you feel like you talk too much about your child’s behavior? Are you constantly repeating your requests and explaining things your children already understand? Joe Newman, the author of “Raising Lions” will talk about how replacing our explanations and...
Less Talk – More Respect

Backpack Scientists and Their Journals

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between a nature journal, field notes,or a scientific journal? Jackie Grundberg helps sort that out and offers guidance on how they are used in the classroom and at home.

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 […]

The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

Every year in January, one of us will write an article about the importance of children who are turning five completing the three-year cycle of the Montessori Early Childhood program. We do this because this is a decision that is truly important for any child who has grown up thus far in a Montessori program. […]

Science for Everyday Outline

Science for Everyday Outline

Science Topics to Cover in the Montessori 3-6/Primary Classroom by Erin Gutierrez Setting up a science area in your classroom: Things to consider Topics to cover (This is not an exhaustive list, merely a beginning!) Lesson ideas Resources Topics to cover Living/non-living Plant/animal Zoology • Animals in the environment • Vertebrate/Invertebrate • Matching animals (objects […]

Weaving the Tapestry

Weaving the Tapestry

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation A Perspective on Integration in the Elementary Curriculum Montessori guides everywhere are trying their best to continue to offer a rich and dynamic curriculum within each of their schools and classroom communities during this very challenging school year. Let’s honor their best efforts, […]

Book Review | Right now, I Am Brave

Book Review | Right now, I Am Brave

by Dr. Daniela Owen Illustrated by Gülce Baycik Here’s another good one from Dr. Owen. The first lesson—when things that we find scary are not actually dangerous, it’s time to be brave. She goes on to define what it means to be brave. She explains how our brains are...

5 Little Ways Read-Aloud Time Can Improve Spelling Skills

Surprisingly, doing these simple things during story time can make a big difference (Ages 4-10). our children probably have a few books that they ask you to read to them over and over again. While re-reading books provides opportunities to help your young reader develop important reading comprehension skills, it can also sneakily improve your […]