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Webcast:  Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

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:  Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

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 […]

Physical Science and Technology in the Montessori Primary Classroom

Physical Science and Technology in the Montessori Primary Classroom

f you could expand your primary equipment set to include the fundamentals of physics and technology without the use of video screens or computers of any kind, but rather by using simple, elegant equipment that applies the Montessori Method in principle, technique and aesthetic, and if you could do this for less than the cost […]

All Hands On!!!!  Science Inquiry With Young Toddlers

All Hands On!!!! Science Inquiry With Young Toddlers

  cience may not be a topic that families emphasize with their toddlers. Instead, families may focus on sharing story books, building structures with blocks, exploring crayons and paint, and simply playing with toddlers’ favorite toys. These are all excellent choices, but the world of inquiry-based science offers surprising opportunities for toddlers too. The following […]

The Montessori Grandparent Way to Enjoy Some Science-Inquiry Time Together

The Montessori Grandparent Way to Enjoy Some Science-Inquiry Time Together

t was time again for my annual weekend visit with Blakely Jayne, my oldest granddaughter (she’ll turn four at the end of March). Each year since she was born, my son-in-law ventures down from Rochester, New York to Sarasota, Florida, where I live. While he plays golf with his granddad, I get special time with […]

Dear Cathie: Global Warming

Dear Cathie: Global Warming

Dear Cathie, We are hearing so much about global warming. Although I want my child to develop good habits with respect to the earth, I am unsure about how much information to give him. I want to be sure it does not come across as frightening to a preschooler. Do you have any thoughts on […]

School Work

School Work

sing pitchforks and wheel barrows we were clearing dead water hyacinths from the boat ramp and the exposed lake bed.  Five middle school students, the park naturalist, Ms. Freund and myself were hard at work, restoring access to a recreational area.  It was hard work and we were all working hard – and with good […]