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Culture Comes Alive! Reinvigorating Culture and Peace Curriculums with Yoga, Music & Movement

Culture Comes Alive! Reinvigorating Culture and Peace Curriculums with Yoga, Music & Movement

Culture Comes Alive! Reinvigorating Culture and Peace Curriculums with Yoga, Music & Movement Are you a lead teacher looking for new ideas to spice up your culture circles and shelves? Are you intimidated by integrating music & movement into your classroom? Or are you are a music specialist/phys ed. specialist looking for new ways to […]

Partnering with Families of Children with Exceptionalities

Partnering with Families of Children with Exceptionalities

Realizing that your child is not learning or growing as anticipated is one of life’s most daunting challenges. In this article, we explore ways of dealing with that challenge. Coming to the realization that one’s child is not learning or growing as anticipated is truly one of life’s most daunting challenges. Each family’s experience of […]

Psychologist vs Mom- How Do Montessori Teachers Do It?

Psychologist vs Mom- How Do Montessori Teachers Do It?

Montessori Teachers: How DO they do it? I’m sitting at home right now, drinking my second coffee of the day. My two boys have finally given in and are taking naps (at the same time!), and all is right with the world. It is a snow day, and this morning, when I saw the cancellation […]

Peacemaking Circles

Peacemaking Circles

Montessorians are familiar with the daily “Circle” and use this important practice for starting or closing the day, but the Peacemaking Circle or Conferencing approach has become part of restorative practices in schools, workplaces, prisons, and Court systems around the country and throughout the world. Based on ancient practices of aboriginal peoples, this approach creates […]

Understanding the Three-Hour Work Cycle

Understanding the Three-Hour Work Cycle

Tired and agitated, Sara got ready for bed. What had happened to the day? She had woken up fresh that morning, ready to have a productive day. During breakfast, Sara’s assistant had called to alert Sara that she wouldn’t be in to copy the reports for the next day’s meeting. When Sara went to make […]

Peace Education. Is it a curriculum?

Peace Education. Is it a curriculum?

Thoughts about peace education within our schools by Ann Mason As the new millennium unfolds we have made promises of hope and peace to ourselves and our children. The United Nations has declared a decade of peace and non-violence for children and we as educators aspire to developing a peace culture within our teaching and […]

Montessori Inspired Self-Care for Children

Montessori Inspired Self-Care for Children

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation A conversation with Naralys Sinanis [Dropcap]I[Dropcap]magine a walk in the woods, fresh air brushing against your skin, your hair blowing in the wind, and the crunching sound of the beaten path beneath your feet, creating the syncopated tune you are walking to. This […]

Story Time: the Last 20 Minutes of the Day

Story Time: the Last 20 Minutes of the Day

Bedtime is far more than ‘just story time’. It is a time when our kids are integrating the experiences of their day and transitioning between brain states and brain functions. How we engage with them during the last 20 minutes impacts their esteem, self-worth, and confidence in the morning. Listen in on this conversation around […]

Webcast Power of Forgiveness

Dr. Fred Luskin, (keynote speaker for our 2019 Annual International Conference) to explore forgiveness with the goal of reducing hurt and helplessness, letting go of anger and increasing confidence and hope as we learn how to release unwanted hurts and grudges. His presentations explore the HEAL process of forgiveness that, when learned, can lead to enhanced […]