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I think my child is ready to move up to the next class… a year early!

I think my child is ready to move up to the next class… a year early!

Over the years, it’s quite common for parents to come to us to say that, since their child is so advanced academically, they worry that the class they are in now is not sufficiently challenging. It is not unusual for parents to ask the school to move them up a year...
Some Of Our Favorite Supplies For An Art Area In Your Home

Some Of Our Favorite Supplies For An Art Area In Your Home

“As well as being part of our history and a way of understanding other people’s experiences, art is also a form of personal expression, like poetry, song, dance, and telling stories. It is a form of human connection that can evoke feelings, thoughts, and hopefully...

Montessori School of Rome 1930 Rare Film

Montessori school of Rome(Video) This is a unique video-Archive of 1930, on the work of the Montessori school of Rome. It was originally posted by a Russian author. This is the essence of the commentary . Pay attention to the number of children and their focused work. On the video you can see Maria Montessori […]

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 […]

A Case for Multi-age Grouping

A Case for Multi-age Grouping

This article was originally published in Tomorrow’s Child magazine. Montessori identified multi-age grouping as a key variable in perpetuating a positive environment for individual and collaborative learning and social development. During the past year, in my observations at the lab school at Xavier University, I have enjoyed focusing on what an integral part this aspect […]

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

Classroom Management in a Nutshell

Here is a brief refresher on classroom management. Remember to use Humor and Drama. No “sh”ushing the children!!! Sing a quiet song, ring the bell to “practice” quiet, hold ten fingers up and ask for silence until each finger is down- so you can “remember” what quiet sounds like, have a child walk around with […]