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Using he Montessori method To Build The Whole Child

Using he Montessori method To Build The Whole Child

The Montessori method develops the child’s disposition and attitude, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Children’s learning is reflected in the level of motivation and interest they show in their work, and in their ability to concentrate and finish what they start. Children are scientists and have a tendency to explore their world. They learn about who they […]

Wonder-filled Year of Change: 2 to 3 Years Old

Wonder-filled Year of Change: 2 to 3 Years Old

What? Wonder-filled? Did you think, “What could be wonder-filled about the TERRIBLE TWO’S?” If you are struggling with your two-year old or you are about to celebrate your child’s second birthday, this session with Lorna will give you insights about two-year old behavior, how they are changing during the year from 2 to 3, success […]

Open Mind Open Heart

Open Mind Open Heart

From my first observation in a Montessori classroom, I recognized how consistent it was with much about my field of special education. Up to that point, I had worked in a variety of settings from a public-school program to an in-patient psychiatric unit and with children from four to seventeen years of age. It immediately […]

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Emotional Behavioral Disorders In Toddlers & How These Children Can Be Supported In A Montessori Toddler Classroom

Between 15 and 36 months old, in addition to physically increasing in size, toddlers are also learning to develop cognitively, emotionally, and socially. The development of their large muscles allows them to walk, run, and jump, while their small-muscle development helps them gain fine-motor skills, such as eating with utensils or learning to dress themselves. […]

Wonder-filled Year of Change: 2 to 3 Years Old

Grandparenting in the Elementary Years

Recently Margot Garfield-Anderson focused on how grandparents of elementary children can plant seeds of learning through projects and excursions. In this session Duna Strachan will focus on the the physical, social, and emotional development of children in this second plane. She will relate how these changes and sensitivities effect the activities and adventures that they […]

Postpartum Depression  … in Dads

Postpartum Depression … in Dads

When it comes to postpartum depression, which (by the way) is a very real thing, our minds naturally go to the effect of this condition on moms, but a recent article in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) suggests that depression among new dads is almost as likely in new dads. While postpartum […]

A Letter From The Editor: Crying With strangers Could Change The World

A Letter From The Editor: Crying With strangers Could Change The World

” Crying with strangers could change the world”—bREné Brown The Changing Times of Parenting I just returned from a week with my Maryland family: my 95-year-old mother; my 37-year-old daughter and her husband; my five- and seven-year-old grandsons … and a six-month-old-completely-out-of-control bernadoodle. Seven days of trying to move seamlessly between four generations left me […]

Montessori Students for Peace

Montessori Students for Peace

I wanted you to know that our students sent this email to Montessori elementary schools across the nation on the day that students nationwide did a ‘walk out.’ I asked them to think of something else that they could do rather than a walkout, and this is what they shared. Dear Montessori Students,  “I will […]

Reflections on Community

This was to be the last in a series of three articles on Advocacy. Instead, it is an article on the power of community and the passion and commitment that leads to action. This is true grassroots advocacy. MARCH FOR OUR LIVES March 24, 2018, Washington, DC and 800 other cities around the world Reflections: […]

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During the Elementary Years

Webinar: Understanding Your Child: Sensitivities During the Elementary Years

Webinar – Lorna McGrath and Christine Lowry collaborated to put together this informative webinar about sensitivities during the Elementary Years. Maria Montessori noticed that during each of the developmental stages children had particular interests, particular things that really motivated them, and particular inspirations. In this session the focus is 6-12 years olds and how parents […]

Wonder-filled Year of Change: 2 to 3 Years Old

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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Book Review:  Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head

Book Review: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head

Bug Wars: Deadly Insects and Spiders Go Head-To-Head By Steve Parker
Illustrated by Simon Mendez T/dropcap]his insect book is full of information. I am not one to be captured by the study of insects. However, Steve Parker has done a terrific job putting together facts which, supplemented by incredible illustrations by Simon Mendez, look like they […]