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The Value of Asking Questions

The Value of Asking Questions

As children, most of us were raised and schooled with answers and rules. “These are the facts. And here’s how I expect you to behave.” While such adult pronouncements and prescriptives may win a battle of learning and behavior in the moment, they are rarely victorious in the long war of independence. In this week’s […]

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

Can Montessori Classrooms Accommodate Children with Special Needs?

An increasing number of families are looking for options for the inclusion of a special needs child into a typical classroom environment. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons associated with a Montessori classroom including class sizes, materials, student independence, multi-age classrooms, school resources and other factors relevant to children who have failed […]

Webinar: Linking Home and Classroom through Nature During the Elementary Years

Webinar: Linking Home and Classroom through Nature During the Elementary Years

Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. It’s a two-way street from home to classroom and back. Join us to find out how!

Webinar: Empowering Choices

Webinar: Empowering Choices

Making choices is part of our everyday existence, what to eat, what to wear, what to do? Making good choices is learned. How do we help our children make good choices? This webinar will explore methods and language used to help our children make good choices consistently.

Objetivos del Segundo Idioma, Métodos Montessori

            Note: This article was originally published in English in Tomorrow’s Child magazine in 2000. Translated by Patricia DeLeon 2018 por M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. En el Instituto Bilingüe Montessori (MOBI), los niños juegan afuera. Puedo escucharlos afuera de mi ventana. Están cantando y llamándose entre sí en japonés. No, nuestra […]

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 […]

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Webinar: Why Stay in Montessori? A Parent to Parent Chat

Join Lorna McGrath and Tanya Ryskind who are both parents of young people who spent much of their time, from toddlers to teens, in Montessori schools. They’re putting their Montessori hats slightly to the side and bringing their parent hats to the forefront to share their experiences, concerns, and reasons for staying with Montessori for […]

Book Review: Half Upon A Time

Book Review: Half Upon A Time

Half Upon A Time By 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 […]

Book Review: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Book Review: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons Story by Eric Litwin Art by James Dean (creator of Pete the Cat) What a cute story for young ones! The story writer throws in a song which repeats as the buttons pop, some rhyming, and a little subtraction lesson as well. Oh, and, the lesson: things […]

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 […]

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Grace, Courtesy, & Community Service

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Grace, Courtesy, & Community Service

  Lessons in Grace, Courtesy & Community Service Learning how to work and play together with others, in a peaceful and caring community, is perhaps the most critical life skill that Montessori teaches. Learning how to greet someone graciously is one of the first acts of courtesy learned in the Montessori classroom. Everyday kindness and […]

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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