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  On November 8, 2017 Sharon Caldwell, Senior Montessori Consultant in South Africa explored the important topic of giving children a greater voice and sense of shared decision-making and ownership at both the classroom and school-wide level in Montessori. We remember that Montessori speaks often about the children’s sense of pride in the care of […]
Webcast: Democratic Principles in Montessori Schools

Webcast: Democratic Principles in Montessori Schools

  On November 8, 2017 Sharon Caldwell, Senior Montessori Consultant in South Africa explored the important topic of giving children a greater voice and sense of shared decision-making and ownership at both the classroom and school-wide level in Montessori. We remember that Montessori speaks often about the children’s sense of pride in the care of […]

Toddlers International Pre-School

Toddlers International Pre-School

NOTE: This is a peak into a developing Montessori school in Nepal in their own words. You may find things in this school that are similar to your school and others that sound distinctly different. There are many threads within the Montessori tapestry. About the School: Toddlers International Pre-School was established in 2012. aiming for […]

Book Review: Creating a Real School By Larry and Pat Schaefer with Lori Sturdevant

Book Review: Creating a Real School By Larry and Pat Schaefer with Lori Sturdevant

Thank you, Larry and Pat, for documenting with such love and detail the history and process of the creation of Lake Country School. What an amazing and inspiring story for all of us who aspire to create a school from scratch or to further develop an already existing school! Lake Country School in Minneapolis, Minnesota […]

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

How to Address Challenging Behaviors Part 2

A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression On November 8, 2017 our guest was Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel, MBA, BCBA. She will speak about Addressing Challenging Behaviors Part 2: A Case Study of Task Avoidance, Verbal Aggression, and Physical Aggression What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we […]

Everyone Can Teach Poetry

Everyone Can Teach Poetry

Poetry is art without a paint brush and clay; poetry teaches you to paint with and mold words until you have created something beautiful. It doesn’t need to make sense or follow correct writing etiquette like every other type of writing. There are no rules or boundaries. It is a way to express thoughts and […]

Maximizing The ROI Of Your Staff’s Time

Maximizing The ROI Of Your Staff’s Time

Going Digital I became the new Head of School at Montessori School of Fort Myers in September 2013 with the intention of heeding the sage advice given to me: spend the first two weeks simply observing; don’t try to change anything yet. And so, I did. I took these first few weeks to observe the […]

Saving Mother Earth: Addressing Climate Change In The Montessori Classroom

Saving Mother Earth: Addressing Climate Change In The Montessori Classroom

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time and one of the biggest challenges facing the international community today. Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town alerts us to this fact: “Climate change is the greatest human-induced crisis facing the world today. It is totally indiscriminate of […]

Webcast:  Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Webcast: Establishing Ground Rules in Montessori Classrooms

Click to Download PDF Ground Rules 2.0 Michael and the panel explore how we establish ground rules in Montessori classrooms. Stop that! Be quiet! Use your inside voice! Walk in the classroom! Put your work away! Are these rule statements? Do statements like this help or hinder establishing proper codes of behavior? Why? What rules and […]

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 […]

The Montessori Leadership Collaborative

The Montessori Leadership Collaborative

The International Montessori Council was pleased to receive the following communiqué from the Montessori Leadership Collaborative. The IMC supports the aim of the collaborative to speak with one voice for Montessori, and will continue to publish any information available about the activities of the Collaborative. Communique The Montessori Leadership Collaborative group members convened in Washington […]

Nutritionist Jan’s  Brainy Breakfast for Kids

Nutritionist Jan’s Brainy Breakfast for Kids

hen I began my career as a Montessori educator decades ago, I had no idea that what a child ate (or didn’t eat) for breakfast could dictate the difference between inattention, chaos, grumpiness, status quo, and excellence in classroom achievement. Nor did I know that my students would inspire me to change careers. Attention, learning, […]