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Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

Join us to learn what’s going on at the IMC and share your feedback and experiences. We want to hear from you as we get ready to begin our strategic planning process. With Kathy Leitch, Margot Garfield-Anderson & Michael Dorer

Webinar: Montessori Family Life Series of Weekly Talks for Parents: Grandparenting

Webinar: Montessori Family Life Series of Weekly Talks for Parents: Grandparenting

Montessori Family Life A Series of Weekly Talks For Parents Tuesdays at 1 PM EDT GrandParenting the Montessori Way talk with Margo Garfield-Anderson & Kathy Leitch    

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

In Volume 20, Issue 1- 2018 Montessori Leadership, we outlined a process for beginning this important work at the state level. Starting with common characteristics of active state organizations, we offered suggestions for determining the greatest need for the Montessori community in your state, the importance of narrowing goals with a clear, well-defined Action Plan […]

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

On The Road With Maria

Maria Montessori has been a constant presence in my life for over 30 years. All four of my sons are Montessori students. I’ve seen and sensed the impact that Montessori has had on them and on me, as a parent, educator, and leader. Founding Kingsley Montessori (Boston, Massachusetts) in 1986, serving as Chair of the […]

Utilizing Parent Ambassadors to Expand Your School’s Admissions Staff

Do you feel that you are always running out of time? Do you feel overwhelmed when you look at your lengthy to-do list? Let’s face it, you only have so much time to accomplish everything on your list. From giving tours to answering parent questions on the phone to keeping your school’s Facebook page updated, life […]

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

Strong BOT & HOS Partnerships= Successful Montessori Schools: (And yes, they are possible!)

The Board of Trustees (BOT) and Head of School (HOS) have multiple roles and responsibilities within each Montessori school. However, one element that is often underestimated is the power their well-defined relationship can bring to the ultimate success of their...
An Education for Life: What Children Really Get Out of Montessori

An Education for Life: What Children Really Get Out of Montessori

When we try to define what our children really “get” from Montessori, we need to expand our vision to include more than just the basics. Of course they learn to read, do four-digit mathematics, recognize geometric shapes, and identify the parts of a plant and a...

Montessori Schools Are Exceptionally Successful: So Why Aren’t There More Of them?

INTRODUCTION: This article originally appeared in print, under the headline “What Maria Montessori Knew,” in the July 9, 2018 issue of America Magazine – The Jesuit Review. Our thanks to the publisher, American Media, for permission to share it with you. This essay reflects the distinct perspectives of the author, who attempts to put Montessori […]

Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

How to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom

How to Address Challenging Behaviors: Applying Positive Behavior Support Strategies to the Montessori Classroom What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we do when challenging behaviors disrupt the learning environment? Positive behavior support strategies can be used to restore peace in the classroom. In this webinar, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel […]

Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer wraps up this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on curriculum from […]

Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

Webcast: Dispelling Misperceptions about Montessori and Attaining Common Ground with Public Schools

This week our guests on our Montessori Leadership Webcast were Dr. Shirlinda (Cindy) Acker and Christine Lowry M.Ed. They discussed Cindy’s research on Dispelling Misperceptions about Montessori and Attaining Common Ground with Public Schools. Communicating Clearly & Effectively Montessori education has not been recognized as a viable educational option due to misunderstandings and perceptions about […]

Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer continues the second in this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on […]

Webinar: Montessori Family Life Series of Weekly Talks for Parents: Grandparenting

Webinar: The Great Lessons in the Elementary Years – Part I – Dr. Robin Howe

In this session Robin Howe, PhD introduces viewers to the role of the Great Lessons in the Elementary curriculum, how their design engages the imagination of the elementary child, and develops an appreciation of the history and evolution of planet in order for humans to be where they are today – technology, transportation, health sciences, […]

The Work of Education

The Work of Education

had an experience in my classroom that is a potent reminder of what is possible to bring out in children when they are taught to show considerate behavior, and given the guidance, safety, and structure needed to voice their feelings and engage in respectful, honest, and constructive dialogue. This particular discussion was focused on taking […]

Best-Practice Handbooks

Best-Practice Handbooks

Dr. Montessori’s legacy needs to be preserved in the face of rapid expansion and adaptation in a wide array of situations. We are concerned that Montessori could one day become “whatever anyone does in her name” and the value of the method for children will be lost. Montessori is both a set of practices and […]

Webcast: IMC Moving Forward

Webcast: Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

This week, began to explore the topic of how to build effective working relationships between the school’s administrative team and the board. For those of you who own your school, this will probably still be just as relevant. The relationship between the individual or family owners, and the leadership of the school or actually quite […]

Authorized List of Montessori Materials – Dr. Michael Dorer

Authorized List of Montessori Materials – Dr. Michael Dorer

Authorized List of Montessori Materials for Montessori Classrooms Organized and Edited by Michael Dorer Contributors: Michael Dorer, Syneva Barrett, Lois Bobo, Rose Dorer, Peter Hanson, Shanna Honan, Maria Kaminstein, Angela Lord-Carsrud, Ann Luce, Chris Sacerdote, Larry Shankar, Maria Verhaal   Copyright Michael Dorer Shared with members and students on the Montessori Foundation and International Montessori […]