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Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During Adolescence

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During Adolescence

Jeff Allen shares insights for parents about adolescents and their behavior. Whether your child has the opportunity to attend a Montessori Secondary Program or not this information will be very beneficial to you and your teenager. In fact it may be even more important for parents of children who cannot continue in Montessori. They will […]

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How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression On November 8, 2017 our guest was Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel, MBA, BCBA. She will speak about Addressing Challenging Behaviors Part 2: A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we […]

Book Review:  Ashes to Asheville

Book Review: Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Ashevilleby Sarah Dooley his is definitely a book for young adults and grown-ups as well. It’s a road-trip story that explores some very contemporary issues about the concept of ‘family’ and the many very real issues that resulted before laws were changed to acknowledge the rights of all families. When two young sisters […]

Book Review:  Kensuke’s Kingdom

Book Review: Kensuke’s Kingdom

Kensuke’s KingdomWritten by Michael Morpurgo Illustrations by Michael Foreman got so immersed and blissfully lost in Michael’s tale of survival in Kensuke’s Kingdom, a wonderful book by Michael Morpurgo with amazing illustrations by Michael Foreman. After having read Warhorse by the same author, I was inspired to read another one of Michael Morpurgo’s great works. […]

Book Review:  Ordinary People Change the World

Book Review: Ordinary People Change the World

Ordinary People Change the World Written by Brad Meltzer illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos his is a great set of books! I checked with our elementary teacher and she said definitely for Lower Elementary age children (6-9 years old). The four books that are in this gift set are: I am Rosa Parks; I am Amelia […]

Book Review:  The Crossover

Book Review: The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwane Alexander Wow! This is a powerful novel written in an unusual style. The author wrote the book in a mix of free verse and hip hop. I couldn’t put it down because of the flow and the characters. Teenagers will love this book! It is the story of a family. It’s […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

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 […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

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 […]

Woodshop Occupation:  Real Work, Real Meaning

Woodshop Occupation: Real Work, Real Meaning

ast year, I found myself supervising students using a circular saw. They were excited and nervous about using the tool, but it was the natural next step for our occupation work, and we talked about precautions, tips, and tricks before we began practicing with scraps of wood in preparation for our necessary cuts. Some students […]

Introducing the New Adult Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent

Introducing the New Adult Montessori’s Vital Vision for the Adolescent

ust when parents think they have it down—that their child is gracious and engaged, academically sound if not accelerated, physically coordinated and mature­—the kid goes and turns into an adolescent! Sometimes coming of age is a slow boil. And other times it’s like adding rice stick noodles into a wok full of oil. I absolutely […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

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 […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

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 […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

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: 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.

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

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Dr. Steve Hughes, Neuro-psychologist and Brain Scientist, examines the basic assumptions of education today, and shows how an entirely different framework, first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.