We’ll look at how Montessori meets the basic needs for security/safety, love/belonging, freedom/choice, fun/enjoyment, power/competence, meaning /purpose. Then how we can reduce behavior problems when we meet these needs among others, both at school and at home.
As children, most of us were raised and schooled with answers and rules. “These are the facts. And here’s how I expect you to behave.” While such adult pronouncements and prescriptives may win a battle of learning and behavior in the moment, they are rarely victorious in the long war of independence. In this week’s […]
An increasing number of families are looking for options for the inclusion of a special needs child into a typical classroom environment. In this session we’ll discuss the pros and cons associated with a Montessori classroom including class sizes, materials, student independence, multi-age classrooms, school resources and other factors relevant to children who have failed […]
Kelly will share ideas for connecting discoveries, explorations, and interests in and with nature at home to the classroom experience. It’s a two-way street from home to classroom and back. Join us to find out how!
100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable Women Who Shaped Our World By Stella Caldwell, Clare Hibbert, Andrea Mills, and Rona Skene consultant: Philip Parker This is a wonderful resource book for the elementary years at home or at school. As always DK uses engaging illustrations for each of the featured women. The categories for the women include […]
Note: This article was originally published in English in Tomorrow’s Child magazine in 2000. Translated by Patricia DeLeon 2018 por M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. En el Instituto Bilingüe Montessori (MOBI), los niños juegan afuera. Puedo escucharlos afuera de mi ventana. Están cantando y llamándose entre sí en japonés. No, nuestra […]
Join Lorna McGrath and Tanya Ryskind who are both parents of young people who spent much of their time, from toddlers to teens, in Montessori schools. They’re putting their Montessori hats slightly to the side and bringing their parent hats to the forefront to share their experiences, concerns, and reasons for staying with Montessori for […]
I’m OK, You’re OK… By Sgt. Sunshine I love the moral of the story! Certainly, children need lessons in empathy and kindness as they are growing up. This book might be used as a supplement to the greatest teacher of all—modeling/living the values that we want our children to hold. I would not use it […]
Lessons in Grace, Courtesy & Community Service Learning how to work and play together with others, in a peaceful and caring community, is perhaps the most critical life skill that Montessori teaches. Learning how to greet someone graciously is one of the first acts of courtesy learned in the Montessori classroom. Everyday kindness and […]
Developing new skills that will enable us to live full and productive lives is something that all of us encounter throughout the years. It’s not just a process for the very young. Think about the last time you started a new job, took up a new hobby, moved to a new city, upgraded your computer’s […]
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 […]
On December 13th, 2017, Tim Seldin led a conversation on the topic of one aspect of creating deeper parent engagement through a Parent Ambassador program. A Parent Ambassador is any parent who gives his or her time and talent to support the efforts of the school in welcoming new parents, providing a current parent‘s […]