The original mission of the International Montessori Council (IMC) did not include teacher education. In fact, IMC existed for many years without any affiliated teacher education programs. The IMC’s main focus in those early years, and still today, is creating an open-minded and open-hearted Montessori organization. Eleven years ago, that mission expanded with the approval […]
Webcast The Importance of Social Justice Practice in Montessori Schools
In March of 1977, a group of families formed The Kingwood Montessori Foundation. The school was originally organized as a for-profit primary school in a rented space in a shopping center in Kingwood, TX. In 1983, Pines Montessori School was offered the opportunity to purchase the property where it currently resides, also in Kingwood. The […]
I used to think that our school’s mission was solely about each student and his/her learning; now I know that our mission also includes the parent as a learner. My personal journey from “I used to think…but now I know” occurred through observation and research during my 30 years in leadership at Kingsley Montessori in […]
“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behavior.” (Montessori, 1988, p.202) Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) believed that children have an inner directive for their optimum self-construction and that concentration is the key to their natural development. This was perhaps one of her major […]
Dear IMC Members: We begin 2019 having completed 20 years of the International Montessori Council’s presence and impact in the Montessori community! As I look forward to the next 20 years, I wonder what the state of Montessori education will be 20 years hence. Will we continue to build bridges across schools, organizations, and pedagogies? […]
Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.
Webcast Re-enrollment, Retention, and the Role of our Faculty Tim Seldin, Patricia De Leon, Tonya Ryskind
A Montessori Retrospective With Kathy Leitch, Margaret Whitley, Michael Dorer Lorna Mcgrath
Each June, the IMS Community, supported by our Parent Teacher Association, hosts a joyous cultural gathering of our diverse community: the beloved International Festival. This chance to take a mini tour of the world in the school hall is always embraced by our children and parents alike. Dressed in their own traditional attire, they get […]
In this talk Angeline Lillard will review some studies on the outcomes of Montessori education and also discuss issues of implementation quality.