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Irresistible Learning: Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Irresistible Learning: Woodwork in Early Childhood Education

Anyone who has witnessed young children tinkering away with tools in the woodworking area will know just how magical it can be. While absorbed in constructing, children display extraordinary levels of concentration and engagement. Encompassing many aspects of the curriculum, the benefits of woodwork for children’s development are evident across all areas of learning. Woodwork […]

The Cultured Child

The Cultured Child

“You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” —Strickland Gillian Cuddling up with my mother and being read to by her is probably one of my most favorite memories of my childhood; and well past the […]

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Most people think of Montessori Practical Life as scooping and pouring in the Early Childhood years but as Maria Montessori said, “Education should not just be preparation for university, it should be preparation for life.” Cheryl Allen will guide us through activities and ideas for Practical Life during the elementary and adolescent years.

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Summer Ideas

Are you wondering how to keep your child not only busy during the summer months when school is out, but also keep her learning? Are you worried that if your child is not enrolled in a summer program called “Little Genius’s” or the Center for Brighter Children that your child will be behind when he […]

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During the Elementary Years

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During the Elementary Years

Webinar – Lorna McGrath and Christine Lowry collaborated to put together this informative webinar about sensitivities during the Elementary Years. Maria Montessori noticed that during each of the developmental stages children had particular interests, particular things that really motivated them, and particular inspirations. In this session the focus is 6-12 years olds and how parents […]

Book Review:  Half Upon a Time

Book Review: Half Upon a Time

Half Upon A TimeBy James Riley This book is a chapter book for eight to twelve-year-olds. There are three main characters in this book, much like Harry Potter. Their names are Jack, May and Philip. This story is loosely based on Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White. Jack is a poor farm boy who […]

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Webinar: The Great Lessons – Part II

In this session Robin Howe completes a presentation for parents on The Great Lessons as a foundational piece to the Elementary curriculum. He explains each of the five lessons in more detail and describes how parents can support their child’s learning.

Webcast:  Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Webcast: Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Take a Deep Breath! Get Inspired! Having an atmosphere of inspiration can perk up and deeply enhance any Montessori program. But, how to be inspiring? Be part of this webinar with Michael Dorer to consider ten Strategies for Inspiration. Your classroom and your school can be an inspiring place, brimming with enthusiasm. Breathe deeply! Now […]

Webcast:  Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 2

Download PDF of slides This is the recording of the second in the series of 3 webinars about Impressionist Geography by Dr. Michael Dorer. Imagination is the most powerful force for learning for elementary school children. Michael presents and discusses ImpressionisticGeography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and 92 research […]

Webcast:  Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Webcast: Impressionist Geography Part 3

Download PDF of slides This is the recording of the third in the series of 3 webinars about Impressionist Geography by Dr. Michael Dorer. Imagination is the most powerful force for learning for elementary school children. Michael presents and discusses ImpressionisticGeography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and 92 research […]