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Building a Culture of Peace

Building a Culture of Peace

Join Dr. Michael Dorer as he shares his unique insights on peace in education. Education for peace is essential for building a culture of peace. How can peace become an essential part of your Montessori experience? Everyday practices and regular attention on activities of peace can establish a community of peace in every Montessori classroom, […]

In the News:  SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

In the News: SRQ Hosts Inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium

BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY JAN 31, 2018 Educators and community advocates convened at SRQ Studios last night for the inaugural RocketKids Modern Education Symposium: What Are My Kids Learning At School? Featuring Dan Ceaser, head of school at Hershorin Schiff Community Day School; Dawn Graber, director of curriculum at Sarasota […]

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

          by M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. The Montessori Bilingual Institute (MOBI) The children are playing outside. I can hear them outside my window. They’re singing and calling out to each other in Japanese. No, our school isn’t located in Japan. InterCultura Montessori is located in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of […]

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Sensory Perception

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Sensory Perception

The Pink Tower(left) is one of the Sensorial materials that children enjoy working with early in their Montessori experience. The Pink Tower, or Tower of Cubes, is composed of a graduated series of ten wooden cubes. The largest cube has a square section of 10 centimeters per side and is 10 centimeters high. Thus, it […]

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A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Practical Life Skills

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Practical Life Skills

Developing new skills that will enable us to live full and productive lives is something that all of us encounter throughout the years. It’s not just a process for the very young. Think about the last time you started a new job, took up a new hobby, moved to a new city, upgraded your computer’s […]

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Montessori is Much More Than the Materials or the Name

Montessori is Much More Than the Materials or the Name

The following very brief introduction was prepared by Tim Seldin, President of The Montessori Foundation during his years as Headmaster of The Barrie School in Silver Spring, Maryland (1971-1993). Montessori schools are designed to prepare children both for university and for life. There are three key ideas that are central to the mission as a […]

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Montessori Teacher Training: The Calypso Paradigm

Montessori Teacher Training: The Calypso Paradigm

By Nancy McCormick Rambusch   Introduction   Dr. Nancy McCormick was the founder of the American Montessori Society in 1960 and is widely considered to the tireless inspiration of the second wave of interest in Montessori education in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1992, she was a member of the founding […]

Webinar:  The Great Lessons – Part II

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.

Building a Culture of Peace

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 […]

Building a Culture of Peace

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 […]

Building a Culture of Peace

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 […]

Building a Culture of Peace

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 1

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer will start 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 […]

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Webcast: Infant Toddlers Montessori Education

This week, Kathy Leitch will explore the amazing world of Infant-Toddler Montessori Education and the process of establishing a new program or enhancing one that you may have running, Kathy is an Infant-Toddler educator and is the Educational Director of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies’ Infant-Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Program.

Building a Culture of Peace

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 […]

Understanding Curriculum: Why It Is Important To Have an Understanding  of Curriculum Theory in the Montessori Context

Understanding Curriculum: Why It Is Important To Have an Understanding of Curriculum Theory in the Montessori Context

There is widespread confusion about the meaning of the word “curriculum.” ne’s approach to curriculum reflects one’s perceptions, values, and knowledge. A curriculum approach reflects a holistic position or a meta-orientation, encompassing curriculum’s foundations (a person’s philosophy, view of history, view of psychology and learning theory, and view of social issues), curriculum domains (common, important […]

Webcast: Steve Hughes – The value of concentration in developing agency

Webcast: Steve Hughes – The value of concentration in developing agency

On October 14, 2015, we were joined by Dr. Steve Hughes. As a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hughes also specializes in assessment and treatment planning for persons who have problems with attention, concentration, organization, planning, and related executive functions. His topic was The value of concentration in developing agency.

Building a Culture of Peace

Webcast: Impressionistic Geography Part 1

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 Impressionistic Geography, a set of 60 charts or posters covering 97 topics, including 42 experiments and 92 […]

Building a Culture of Peace

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 […]