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Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills – Executive Functioning Skills – Part 2 – Children are not born with these skills. They are born with the potential to develop them! From 7 to 12 years old to the adolescent years, what activities can we offer at home? In this session Maria Chaffin continues to offer parents and teachers ideas […]

Webcast: Back to School!

Webcast: Back to School!

Time to get ready! A new school year is ahead. Let’s think together about what to do for a successful start. Dr. Michael Dorer will share some ideas and plans that can help a new launch. Whether you are a novice or veteran, join us for a fun session of plans and ideas.    

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Research continues to confirm the outcomes that really matter for children: executive function, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional development. Join us this week as Jackie Cossentino explains how the DERS (Developmental Environmental Rating Scale) and MEFS (Minnesota Executive Function Scale) can help our teachers and schools. Jackie oversees the development of evidence-based tools for evaluation, assessment, […]

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

What Montessori parents need to know about assessment, data collection and how we use it to not only support children’s learning but also to validate the Montessori method of education. Dr. Howe explains what this means for children in Montessori schools and the larger education community.

Having Fun Traveling with Your Kids!

Having Fun Traveling with Your Kids!

Families frequently travel together during school breaks. Join Lorna for a fun and informative session about traveling with your children, involving them in the planning, making the journey enjoyable, and being prepared.

Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Join Christine Lowry for Part 2 of Chores, Allowance,and Paid Work. During this session Christine will share ways that parents can involve their elementary and adolescent children in the life of the family, in managing their money, and earning money from jobs at home as well as out in the larger community.

Webcast: Supporting our Students with Challenges in Behavior and Learning

Webcast: Supporting our Students with Challenges in Behavior and Learning

This webinar, presented by Christine Lowry will discuss A Montessori Model: Prepare, Provide, Guide for working with ALL learners in the Montessori Classroom – at all levels. This model is based on considerable research on best practices in education and trends and insights in special education. As always, listener participation is welcomed as we share […]

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Most people think of Montessori Practical Life as scooping and pouring in the Early Childhood years but as Maria Montessori said, “Education should not just be preparation for university, it should be preparation for life.” Cheryl Allen will guide us through activities and ideas for Practical Life during the elementary and adolescent years.

Summer Ideas

Summer Ideas

Are you wondering how to keep your child not only busy during the summer months when school is out, but also keep her learning? Are you worried that if your child is not enrolled in a summer program called “Little Genius’s” or the Center for Brighter Children that your child will be behind when he […]

Push Me, Pull You: What Role Should Parents Play in Advancing Their Child’s Education?

Push Me, Pull You: What Role Should Parents Play in Advancing Their Child’s Education?

A Pushmi-pullyu is a mythical animal created by Hugh Lofting in his children’s stories, a gazelle-unicorn cross, that has two heads at opposing ends of its body and, therefore, can’t make up its mind about which way to go. In past decades, sociologists report that, on average, parents didn’t spend as much time thinking about […]

Dear Cathie

Dear Cathie

Dear Cathie— We have been visiting Montessori schools and considering enrollment for our child. We notice that there is a lot of food work in the classroom. Often, children seem to wander around with food. We have also visited traditional preschools, and they usually have snack altogether. Why is there a difference?  — An enquiring […]

Book Review: The Best Man

Book Review: The Best Man

The Best Man By Richard Peck I really enjoyed this book! It made me laugh. It made me cry! It’s about a boy becoming a young man. Archer tells his own story from elementary school through middle school. He’s one of the lucky ones. He has a family of parents, grandparents, and an uncle that […]

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