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Well-Being Naturally:  The Why and How of Breath Techniques to Reduce Stress

Well-Being Naturally: The Why and How of Breath Techniques to Reduce Stress

’ve been in the field of Montessori for about 30 years, and within the last several years, I’ve noticed how, even within Montessori environments, children, parents, and faculty were showing many signs of stress, and often I was working with students who were struggling with a variety of anxiety-related conditions. Because I have always been […]

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences

remember the first parent-teacher conference I had. My daughter was not quite 3 years old and I had no idea what to expect. Her teacher, Maggie Radzik (an-amazing Montessorian who deeply inspired me), sat down with me and said, “She’s doing fine. I have no concerns. Do you have any questions?” That was unexpected. She […]

Marketing Your School

Marketing Your School

his is an excerpt from the Montessori Foundation’s Leadership Institute online course: Finding The Perfect Match: Recruiting and Retaining Your Ideal Enrollment. For more details and to enroll, go to montessori.org/leadership-institute#24999. Active IMC members receive a generous discount on this course. To order Tomorrow’s Child magazine go to: montessori.org and click the the SIGN UP […]

Helping Your Board through Succession and Sustainability Planning

Helping Your Board through Succession and Sustainability Planning

few years ago, my husband and I attended a Montessori leader’s seminar and the question was raised and reiterated by several people in the room: “Where are the future leaders?” I came away with the determination that we would raise them up in our organization. We began and continue to do some of those activities. […]

Following the Child Exploring Montessori

Following the Child Exploring Montessori

eflecting on the Montessori concept of “follow the child,” which was the main theme of The Montessori Foundation’s 20th Annual International Conference. I found that it was an invitation to rediscover the child, understand his nature, and encourage him to explore his inner potentials, without interventions to shape him according to our own desires and […]

Anne Frank: A Montessori Child

Anne Frank: A Montessori Child

love the Netherlands. I who, having no native country had hoped that it might become my fatherland, and I still hope it will. Yours, Anne M. Frank … … says the writing on the wall above the entrance of the Montessori school, where Anne Frank used to be a student. Sadly, we know that her […]

Webcast:  What’s Going to be Different this School Year?

Webcast: What’s Going to be Different this School Year?

On July 26, 2017, our webcast topic was “What’s Going to Be Different This School Year?” Guiding Staff to Look at Themselves, Their Classrooms, and Professional Relationships With Fresh Eyes       What would happen if every teacher and staff member in your school were to start the year with the attitude, “This is […]

Use of the Montessori Method for Persons with Dementia

Use of the Montessori Method for Persons with Dementia

 An Outline of a New Stage of Training for Montessorians n this article we will discuss the evolution of the use of the Montessori Method as applied with persons with dementia. A growing research base has demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach. We then will describe our initial thoughts for a proposed new level of […]

No More Packed School Lunches

No More Packed School Lunches

lipping the pattern of thinking, so that meal preparation, meal-time, and cleanup are essential lessons in Practical Life and Grace and Courtesy Often, school meals, along with the associated cooking and cleaning, are regarded as an intrusion on the school day. What is required is to flip this pattern of thinking over, to see meal […]

Physical Science and Technology in the Montessori Primary Classroom

Physical Science and Technology in the Montessori Primary Classroom

f you could expand your primary equipment set to include the fundamentals of physics and technology without the use of video screens or computers of any kind, but rather by using simple, elegant equipment that applies the Montessori Method in principle, technique and aesthetic, and if you could do this for less than the cost […]

Some Thoughts on Parent-Staff Interaction

Some Thoughts on Parent-Staff Interaction

  t the Montessori Foundation we regularly receive queries regarding policies for relationships between staff and parents. Many school heads express concerns over issues ranging from staff being ‘friends’ with parents on Facebook to babysitting for school families, to (in some cases) actual romantic involvements. The issues span those which are merely internal or personal […]

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