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How To Run a Successful Silent Auction

How To Run a Successful Silent Auction

ost schools will either run an annual fund or an annual special fundraising event. The most successful schools do both and have learned how to do them well with minimal stress. A successful silent auction is usually the key to the success of fundraising event. In this article, I’m going to tell you not only […]

Small Steps

Small Steps

“Wouldn’t it be cool to have a school in a historic hangar?” I asked my friend. We had been driving around Lowry (the site of the former Air Force Base in Colorado) for well over an hour, looking for a suitable site to open a preschool. Five real estate agents had...
From Children’s House To Adolescent Communities:

From Children’s House To Adolescent Communities:

Montessori Extends through High School veryone remembers their high school years. Few of us want to remember middle school. And no one, except perhaps our mothers, remembers the preschool that we attended until we were old enough to go to ‘real school.’ But wait, that may be true for most of us, but it is […]

Why Small Schools Work – Good Things Come in Small Packages

Why Small Schools Work – Good Things Come in Small Packages

 hundred years ago most schools were very small in comparison with the large elementary schools and enormous middle and high schools that we find across America and in much of the rest of the world. The one-room schoolhouse was the traditional American classroom model. Classes were multi-aged. Students learned from each other, especially the older […]

IMC School Membership Logo

IMC School Membership Logo

Right click on this image to download a copy to use on IMC school websites.

Help! My Montessori School Wants to Normalize My Child!

Help! My Montessori School Wants to Normalize My Child!

ot long ago, a mother wrote: “My daughter attends a Montessori school. She loves school and tells me about all the wonderful things she does. I just have one question, could someone please explain the term Normalization?” Normalization is a term that causes a great deal of confusion and some concern among many new Montessori […]

Webcast:  What makes a high-quality preschool program?

Webcast: What makes a high-quality preschool program?

This is a discussion that Tim Seldin of the Montessori Foundation had with Aggie Sung Tang of Princeton, NJ public television about Montessori early childhood education (preschool).

Webcast:  Lesson Planning

Webcast: Lesson Planning

November 16, 2016  / Dr. Michael Dorer spoke about How to Plan Lessons in Montessori Programs: Do you want these in your Montessori classrooms? Offering each child the full curriculum Reaching everybody Better lessons Balance Consistency Positive relations among classrooms Integration between levels Can these be achieved? Certainly! Michael discussed Lesson Planning as a direct […]

List of Suggested Montessori Furniture / pdf

List of Suggested Montessori Furniture / pdf

List of Suggested Montessori Furniture for Montessori Classrooms http://www.montessori.org/assets/dynamic_image/content/content_file_36644_82859.pdf

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 […]

Webcast:  What should be in a Montessori Primary classroom?

Webcast: What should be in a Montessori Primary classroom?

> This week we discussed the topic of what belongs in an early childhood Montessori classroom. We share a suggested list of materials and furnishings with you. Our goal was not to cover each material, but to discuss the issue in broader terms and to explore the issue of materials from outside of Montessori.

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