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The Normalization Of New Teachers

The Normalization Of New Teachers

Normalization is one of those Montessori terms that is often used casually, with little understanding of its true meaning and significance. We use normalization to describe a child or a classroom that is highly functioning. Dr. Montessori said, “Normalization is the most important single result of our whole work” (Montessori, 1995). While she was clear […]

Rock Prairie Montessori School Receives State Safety Grant

As a school leader of a Private non-profit Montessori school in Wisconsin, I am always on the lookout for new funding opportunities. I am especially interested in capturing state and federal funds that are a possibility for all schools. Every week, I have a habit of checking a few state education organizations newsfeeds to see […]

DERS/MEFS Opportunity

DERS/MEFS Opportunity

Dear IMC Members, The International Montessori Council (IMC) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to our member schools. We are developing a consortium of schools in partnership with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS). IMC member schools who agree to participate in this research-based project will benefit in a variety […]

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, […]

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Webcast: Virgin Islands Montessori School; Preparing and Recovering from a Natural Disaster

Join Michael Bornn, Head of School, native Virgin Islander with over 25 years in operational leadership, financial management and construction oversight. Hear his story of preparation and recovery from two major hurricanes less than one year ago. There are lessons for all of us in preparing for the inevitable as well as the unexpected!

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

How to Simplify and Improve Parent Engagement

Join Jono Landon as he shares his passion for simplifying parent engagement. Here’s what we’ll cover in this webcast: 1. How to use each communication tool the right way so that parents read your messages and are informed. 2. How to centralize all of the communication tools into one simple system so that you don’t have to learn and manage contacts and tasks in multiple […]

Testing In Montessori

Testing In Montessori

  he typical end-of-year standardized tests that many schools administer are summative accountability assessments meant to measure grade-level proficiency on a broad range of skills and knowledge or serve as a formal end-of-year exam for a specific high school level course. They are normally administered once a year or at specific grade levels. The scores […]

A Montessori Bibliography

A Montessori Bibliography

An extensive bibliography of works by or about Maria Montessori and Montessori education. Note: If you know of any works that should be in this list please contact Tim Seldin. Adler-Golden, Rachel; Gordon, Debbie. (1980) Beginning French for Preschoolers: A Montessori Handbook. Hemet, CA: Education System Publisher. Albanesi, Franco. (1990) Montessori Class Management. Dallas: Albanesi […]

Webcast:  Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 2

Webcast: Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 2

Function of words part 2 slides This week, Dr. Michael Dorer will present the second half of Functions of Words: Making Grammar Exciting and Fun! Is grammar a scary subject to you, or do you even find it useless? Join Michael in a two-part romp through the world of words and their functions in the […]

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Webcast: Montessori Compass – The story behind the software

This week, our guests will be Rob and Anita Amos, co-founders of Montessori Compass. We will have a lively conversation about why it is important for Montessori educators to keep careful records, to plan, and to keep parents informed. Rob and Anita will share reflections on how the software was developed, how it has evolved, […]