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Summertime Montessori Fun for the Whole Family

Summertime Montessori Fun for the Whole Family

ot all Montessori schools run summer programs, but with some careful planning, you can keep your children fully engaged in learning and maintaining skills without having to micromanage them. Over the years, we’ve gathered lots of ideas from lots of places. We’ll just list a few of them here with some guiding principles to keep […]

Teaching Science and Math to Young Children

Teaching Science and Math to Young Children

Christoph: I am a physics professor, so I was naturally interested in trying to teach science and math to my twin boys as early as possible. My wife has a PhD in physics, too, so she shared this interest. I didn’t just want to transmit content knowledge, although that is definitely important to me, but […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Kelly Johnson is a talented writer, artist, and naturalist who also happens to be a Montessori certified elementary teacher. She has written two outstanding books, “Wings,Worms and Wonder” and “Wonder and Wander” that link home and school activities for discovering the awesomeness of our natural world. In this session she will share some activities from […]

Book Review: Feed

Book Review: Feed

Feed –by M.T. Anderson Feed by M.T. Anderson is a thrilling dystopian sci-fi novel where anything you want to watch, anything you want to buy, anything you want to know, anyone you want to talk to, is just one thought away. This is a reality for Titus and his teenage friends because of the Feed. […]

Montessori Grandparenting: Let’s Do An Experiment

Montessori Grandparenting: Let’s Do An Experiment

My very enthusiastic 6-year-old granddaughter, Aubrey, is very into experiments. She’s a Kindergarten student and her love of learning is made evident by her desire to try to learn new things outside her classroom. And, let’s face it, she knows I’m all in on anything she wants to try out when I’m there for a […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

Montessori and STEAM Education

In this session Sue Fitzpatrick discusses each of the six interconnected components of STEM that in 2016 the US Department of Education described as key to putting the program into classrooms. She gives actual photos and examples of Montessori students in action for each of the components. Participants will go away with lots more information […]

Linking Science at Home and Science at School

STEM and Montessori

Do you ever question or are asked, “How do STEM and Montessori overlap?” or “Should I choose a STEM or Montessori school for my child?” We’ll take a look at how Montessori incorporates STEM philosophy, and what you can do next.

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Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

Grandparenting: The Montessori Way

I’m a Montessori grandparent who loves to create memories and traditions with my four granddaughters. I also love to share my love of art and history, while helping them make the connection to the larger picture. This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend a month with the girls. I decided to work on some […]

Fun Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Child

Dr. Ann Epstein, one of the presenters at The Montessori Foundation’s 2017 Annual Conference, demonstrated a variety of science experiments that are sure to pique a young learner’s curiosity while having some great fun at the same time. Most of the items used in these experiments are readily available, don’t take much time to do, […]

Book Review: A Handful of Numbers

Book Review: A Handful of Numbers

A Handful of Numbers Written by Christinia Cheung & Han Tran Illustrated by Tong Wu This is a great little board book. The counting and numbers are all related to things about the Earth and our universe. Example: 2 poles (north and south); 5 geologic layers; etc. The illustrations are beautiful! On the left page […]

Book Review:  Eye to Eye / How Animals See the World

Book Review: Eye to Eye / How Animals See the World

Eye to Eye: How Animals See the WorldBy Steve Jenkins
 t our annual Barnes and Noble/NewGate Book Fair last weekend, I found this book that the teachers chose to place in the Lower Elementary box of books they wished to have in the classroom. When I sat down to read it and look at the […]

Book Review:  Women in Science

Book Review: Women in Science

Women in ScienceWritten & illustrated
By Rachel Ignotofsky hese are two-page stories of women who were curious, inventive, smart, strong, and determined. They made their way in a field that has been thought of for centuries as a man’s field: Science. They contributed to our world in powerful ways. The illustrations are fascinating and detailed. I […]

Book Review:  Evolution / Why did fish grow feet?

Book Review: Evolution / Why did fish grow feet?

Evolution: Why Did Fish Grow Feet?By Anne Rooney Anne Rooney does a great job of explaining evolution from a scientific point of view. The information is clear and concise. The illustrations of plants and animals are large and colorful. This book could easily be used in Montessori Elementary classrooms as an accompaniment to the Time […]

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 […]

Webcast: How Montessori Builds Brains And Why It Matters

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 […]

Montessori Education & Learning in Living Systems

Montessori Education & Learning in Living Systems

have been blessed. Not only have I had the opportunity to find a wonderful approach to education for my children, but I have also discovered an education for myself, after years of searching for meaning and context for my own life. Grateful am I for the chance to ponder the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, […]

Webcast: How Montessori Builds Brains And Why It Matters

Webcast: Montessori and Imagination – do they go together?

Download PDF of slides Is Montessori education purely a reality-based program or is it a means of stimulating and developing the imagination? Are these two goals incompatible or complimentary? Michael and Tim discuss the meaning of imagination, kinds of imagination, its role in Montessori schools, and to compare it in Montessori to conventional schools. We compare and contrast imagination in both the […]