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Spotlight on School Accreditation Commissioners

Spotlight on School Accreditation Commissioners

The IMC expresses it’s thanks to Claire Salkowski for her many years of service to the school accreditation commission. While she will continue her work on the IMC board, Claire is stepping down from the commission. We wish her well and thank her for all she’s done for the commission. CLAIRE SALKOWSKI has been involved […]

Education Needs a Radical Change

Education Needs a Radical Change

fter recently watching a film about the life of Jane Goodall, and then reading a recent interview with her, I was struck by her stark observations regarding the state of our planet—in terms of climate change, the disappearance of species, the destruction of forests, the melting glaciers, the pollution of the oceans, the desperate plight […]

MPPI: A LOOK AT RE-OPENING

MPPI: A LOOK AT RE-OPENING

The following should not be construed as legal or health advice and is subject to change given the fluidity of the policy environment. PPI has been at work at the nexus of policy and the COVID-19 crisis for the last 10 weeks, pushing out information at the federal and state levels and providing the most […]

Updates from MACTE | June 2020

Updates from MACTE | June 2020

pring and summer are busy travel seasons for the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE); spring involves learning and connecting with colleagues at conferences, while summer is packed with onsite verification visits taking place all over the world. This April, however, as we carefully monitored the news about the coronavirus, it became clear our […]

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

e are entering uncharted territory with the imminent possibility of wide-scale school closures. During this time, it will be more important than ever that the Montessori community fall back on a forward-looking propensity that goes back to Dr. Montessori herself. Even while it was still an emerging technology, Montessori had produced a “moving picture” about […]

Book Review: Montessori Inclusion

Book Review: Montessori Inclusion

his new collection of stories and strategies is for teachers and administrators, families, and those in teacher education programs. Montessori guides are trained to “follow the child.” It’s the mantra you learn during your training. But what happens when a child with exceptionalities becomes a part of your classroom? Are you fully prepared to meet […]

Montessori Education in a Time of  Physical Distancing

Montessori Education in a Time of Physical Distancing

Is the Use of Digital Technology Appropriate in the Context of Montessori Philosophy? Maria Montessori, in an address in 1936 entitled “For Peace,” (2007) discussed how the technologies of her day had brought humankind together and had created a single “great nation” (pp. 24-26): By becoming a single nation, we have finally realized the unconscious […]

The Flag of My Heart is Flying at Half Mast

The Flag of My Heart is Flying at Half Mast

Even more, after the news of the past few weeks and most recently, I am afraid for my son, a black man. I am afraid for my two black adopted brothers and for young men of color everywhere, as the world becomes browner. When things occur in the world, I am moved to...