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Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

The numbers of students with a variety of behavior and learning challenges are on the rise. In both Montessori and traditional schools and classrooms, school leaders and classroom educators are asking for the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to support these students. The current trend in special education is serving children in inclusive classrooms; […]

The Wide-open World of ClayMates Creating Conversations That Count

The Wide-open World of ClayMates Creating Conversations That Count

As an educator and parent, I saw a need for children to have an outlet to explore and develop emotional and social sensitivity. We created ClayMatesTM in a direct response to this need as we now live in an age of overwhelming distractions from media, technology, and entertainment, we see a generation of children who […]

Supportive Strategies for High-Energy Children

Supportive Strategies for High-Energy Children

With a fast-paced society that often turns to medication for ‘quick fixes,’ we often perpetuate stigmas and neglect to consider all information prior to making diagnoses. As a psychologist and a mother, I know all too well how difficult it is to watch children struggle to find their way in classrooms that work to produce […]

Book Review: Grace, Under Pressure A Girl with Asperger’s and Her Marathon Mom

By Sophie Walker There are so many books that one can choose from to read about children and families affected by autism. I have many in my library. I remember the first one that I read in the 1980s called Dibbs: In Search of Self. Back then, we didn’t even call what Dibbs suffered from […]

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 […]

Toddlers International Pre-School

Toddlers International Pre-School

NOTE: This is a peak into a developing Montessori school in Nepal in their own words. You may find things in this school that are similar to your school and others that sound distinctly different. There are many threads within the Montessori tapestry. About the School: Toddlers International Pre-School was established in 2012. aiming for […]

Treasure Baskets & Heuristic Play

Treasure Baskets & Heuristic Play

n recent years, extensive neuroscience research of this age range has proven the importance of providing stimulating resources, opportunities, time, and space for play. Through many years of research, it has been proven that providing sensory play for children is an essential part of their development. This type of stimulation makes connections in the brain, […]

Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry

It was Plato who said, Geometry is the experience of the eternally existent. The study of the ‘One’ is among those that lead the mind on and turn it to the vision of reality.” This is the basis of the sacred work of geometry. It is the study of the universe, the world...
Webcast:  The Pink Tower

Webcast: The Pink Tower

Webcast This week, we will take a look at that most iconic Montessori material, the Pink Tower.: What is it? How is it used? What does it teach? Why is it pink? What about all of those variations and extensions? Where do they fit in?

The Red Rods

The Red Rods

is hands were stretched far apart, but not all the way to the ends of the red rod, the longest one of a graduated set of ten. He walked with the slight wobble of a three year old as he carried the one meter long rod across the classroom. He stopped to wait for two […]