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Book Review: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Book Review: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Brady It wasn’t a normal morning on the Buckshaw estate. There was the usual orange and pink glow on the house, but there was something in the garden that wasn’t supposed to be there. It was a man lying face down in the cucumbers, dead. […]

Book Review: The Kite Runner

Book Review: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini  The Kite Runner is a historical fiction novel that provides a remarkable perspective on the struggles of Afghanistan that have been neglected for too long. It is written by Khaled Hosseini and takes place in Afghanistan, spanning the period from before the 1979 Soviet invasion to the fall of […]

DEAR CATHIE: Growing Global Citizens

DEAR CATHIE: Growing Global Citizens

Dear Cathie— As fairly new parents, we are watching our children begin to develop into who they will be, and we realize that we should also be purposeful in molding them into the kind of people we want them to become. We are looking for ideas as to how to do that! Where do we […]

Cultivating Peace in the Montessori Lessons In Grace And Courtesy

Cultivating Peace in the Montessori Lessons In Grace And Courtesy

If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children. —Mahatma Gandhi Montessori education has been referred to as “peace education”; Montessorian Sonnie McFarland calls peace education a “Montessori best practice” (Montessori Life, January 2005); and even Gandhi praised Montessori’s approach to world peace. So, how is peace […]

How To Submit An Article For Tomorrow’s Child

How To Submit An Article For Tomorrow’s Child

We are grateful to all who wish to contribute an article or photo essay to share with the readers of Tomorrow’s Child magazine. Over the years, we’ve been asked many questions regarding format, length, usage, etc so we’ve put together this checklist to help the novice writer through the process. Articles should be submitted in […]

Being A Montessori Parent

Being A Montessori Parent

Maria Montessori was a pioneer woman,  A brilliant-minded genius who went out on her own to design and build an educational curriculum more than one hundred years ago for the poorest children in Italy. It was deemed ‘alternative’ then, and it still is today. Very few people truly understand how and why the Montessori Method works, […]

Do’s and Don’ts to Get Your Adolescent Talking

Do’s and Don’ts to Get Your Adolescent Talking

“I haven’t talked to my mom, I mean really talked, in six months,” a twelve year-old confided in me. “Oh, why is that,” I asked gingerly. “My mom laughed at me when I told her I had a boyfriend.” Sometimes we forget how sensitive children at this stage of development can be. Yet now, more […]

Bogor Montessori School Students Visit the Baduy Tribe of Indonesia

Bogor Montessori School Students Visit the Baduy Tribe of Indonesia

INTRODUCTION: Preparing for a Visit to the Past Knowing that their upcoming visit into Indonesia’s past would be strenuous, students were prepared in their weekly physical education classes, and at home. This training began with running exercises and Saturday walks with their family. The students then progressed to walking twice around the botanical garden (5 […]

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Multiplication Checkerboard is one of the most popular materials in most elementary Montessori classrooms. The colorful checkerboard materials are a step up the ladder of abstraction in the Montessori math curriculum. Think back to your own years in school. Did you ever really understand what is going on in long-multiplication? Oh, you probably memorized your multiplication tables [like […]

Montessori Re-Enrollment

Montessori Re-Enrollment

Christine Lowry shares some of the most up-to-date research on educational settings and their effect on student success. The research includes flexible classroom arrangement, multi-age classes, personalized learning, project-based learning, social-emotional learning, multiple years with the same teacher, and assessments in a variety of formats. See how the Montessori approach stacks up according to research […]

Transforming Your Parent-Teacher Relationship Through Courageous Conversation

Transforming Your Parent-Teacher Relationship Through Courageous Conversation

Education requires parents, teacher, and child to work together in cooperation. A weakness in any of these decreases the efficiency of others while inhibiting the development of the child.”  —Maria Montessori Courageous Conversation occurs when people come to a conversation with a deep concern for human welfare, values, and dignity. It exists as people say […]

The Emotionally Healthy Classroom

The Emotionally Healthy Classroom

“It is our responsibility to learn to become emotionally intelligent. These are skills. They’re not easy. Nature didn’t give them to us. We have to learn them.”  —Paul Ekman Children today are more emotional, strong-willed, and reactive than ever before. They have big feelings and oftentimes don’t yet know how to constructively release them. Of […]