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Book Review: What Great Teachers Do Differently- 17 Things That Matter Most

Book Review: What Great Teachers Do Differently- 17 Things That Matter Most

I have to admit, that the book What Great Teachers Do Differently, 17 Things That Matter Most (2nd Edition) was recommended to me during an IMC Conference more than a year ago, and it sat on my dresser taking a back seat to work, daily life, and other books until just recently. Picking it up […]

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 […]

The Emotionally Healthy Classroom

The Emotionally Healthy Classroom

“It is our responsibility to learn to become emotionally intelligent. These are skills. They’re not easy. Nature didn’t give them to us. We have to learn them.”  —Paul Ekman Children today are more emotional, strong-willed, and reactive than ever before. They have big feelings and oftentimes don’t yet know how to constructively release them. Of […]

Book Review: Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

Book Review: Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation

Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation Written by Vicki Abeles, Director of Race to Nowhere, with Grace Rubenstein If you saw the documentary Race to Nowhere, this book is a compelling reminder that the work is not yet done to change the conventional system of education in the United States to one that […]

Montessori Teacher Training: The Calypso Paradigm

Montessori Teacher Training: The Calypso Paradigm

By Nancy McCormick Rambusch   Introduction   Dr. Nancy McCormick was the founder of the American Montessori Society in 1960 and is widely considered to the tireless inspiration of the second wave of interest in Montessori education in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1992, she was a member of the founding […]

Webcast: Measuring What Matters Focusing On Classroom Quality

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 1

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer will start this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on curriculum from […]

Webcast: Measuring What Matters Focusing On Classroom Quality

Webcast: Infant Toddlers Montessori Education

This week, Kathy Leitch will explore the amazing world of Infant-Toddler Montessori Education and the process of establishing a new program or enhancing one that you may have running, Kathy is an Infant-Toddler educator and is the Educational Director of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies’ Infant-Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Program.

Montessori Training in the 21st Century the Challenges and Benefits of Training Models

Montessori Training in the 21st Century the Challenges and Benefits of Training Models

s the Center for Guided Montessori Studies (CGMS) prepares to launch the world’s first low-residency Montessori Infant/Toddler program, we thought it might be an opportune time to revisit the reasons we created our blended learning approach and what we believe may be the advantages of and shortcomings to alternate teacher training models. We all know […]

Authorized List of Montessori Materials – Dr. Michael Dorer

Authorized List of Montessori Materials – Dr. Michael Dorer

Authorized List of Montessori Materials for Montessori Classrooms Organized and Edited by Michael Dorer Contributors: Michael Dorer, Syneva Barrett, Lois Bobo, Rose Dorer, Peter Hanson, Shanna Honan, Maria Kaminstein, Angela Lord-Carsrud, Ann Luce, Chris Sacerdote, Larry Shankar, Maria Verhaal   Copyright Michael Dorer Shared with members and students on the Montessori Foundation and International Montessori […]