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We Are Pleased To Announce That Tanya Ryskind, J.d. Will Be Joining NewGate School In July As Associate Head Of School

We Are Pleased To Announce That Tanya Ryskind, J.d. Will Be Joining NewGate School In July As Associate Head Of School

Montessori Foundation’s Lab school hires new Associate Head of School Recently, the Montessori Foundation had the opportunity to engage in a search for an AHOS for the NewGate School (NGS) in Sarasota, Florida. While this is a service we often coach schools through, we don’t often have the need to do it for our lab […]

A Letter From The Executive Director

A Letter From The Executive Director

Dear IMC Members: We begin 2019 having completed 20 years of the International Montessori Council’s presence and impact in the Montessori community! As I look forward to the next 20 years, I wonder what the state of Montessori education will be 20 years hence.  Will we continue to build bridges across schools, organizations, and pedagogies? […]

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

Creating an Inclusive Community for Students with Challenges

The numbers of students with a variety of behavior and learning challenges are on the rise. In both Montessori and traditional schools and classrooms, school leaders and classroom educators are asking for the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to support these students. The current trend in special education is serving children in inclusive classrooms; […]

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

Montessori and Advocacy: Next Steps

In Volume 20, Issue 1- 2018 Montessori Leadership, we outlined a process for beginning this important work at the state level. Starting with common characteristics of active state organizations, we offered suggestions for determining the greatest need for the Montessori community in your state, the importance of narrowing goals with a clear, well-defined Action Plan […]

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: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: Challenges of Behavior and Learning Part 2 of 3

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: Challenges of Behavior and Learning Part 2 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Part I in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, large and small, private and public. This system view gives us a concrete way to minimize challenges and support all of our students in an optimal […]

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, “Structure That’s Not Stifling,” author Ranjay Gulati writes, “Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational […]