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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 […]
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 […]

A Montessori Research Initiative

A Montessori Research Initiative

Greetings Montessori Colleagues, One of the many challenges we face as Montessori educators is that of clearly communicating our message to parents in order to offer them an opportunity to understand and appreciate what we offer to children. With that in mind, AMI undertook a research initiative so that we might better understand what parents […]

The Cultured Child

The Cultured Child

“You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.” —Strickland Gillian Cuddling up with my mother and being read to by her is probably one of my most favorite memories of my childhood; and well past the […]

Reflections on Community

This was to be the last in a series of three articles on Advocacy. Instead, it is an article on the power of community and the passion and commitment that leads to action. This is true grassroots advocacy. MARCH FOR OUR LIVES March 24, 2018, Washington, DC and 800 other cities around the world Reflections: […]

Polishing the Penny Revisited: Studying Roman Coins in the Timeline of Man

Polishing the Penny Revisited: Studying Roman Coins in the Timeline of Man

The study of ancient civilizations is an important part of elementary education, both within the context of the Montessori timeline of man and elsewhere. Children at this age love learning about ancient civilizations; but despite this, still, often perceive them as abstractions. For several years now, Westminster School has incorporated a lab activity for their […]

The Power of Story Time

The Power of Story Time

Storytime provides many extraordinary benefits for children and is often a classroom favorite, while we as educators are pleased to watch children develop their imagination, vocabulary, and reading skills. Perhaps, the most memorable aspect of story time is the way that the atmosphere in the classroom softens as silence and excitement arise and a warm […]

Webcast: Helping Montessori Schools Understand Autism and Executive Functionin

Webcast: Helping Montessori Schools Understand Autism and Executive Functionin

In this week’s webinar Maria Eva Chaffin and Brynn Rangel gave an overview about Autism and how to meet the needs of students with Autism

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: for Challenging Behaviors and Learning – Part 3 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Parts I & II in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, and provided an in-depth look at how we create an Inclusive Classroom Climate to support all learners. This system view gives us a concrete […]

Webcast: How to Emancipate Yourself From the Drudgery of School Management Busy-work

Webcast: How to Emancipate Yourself From the Drudgery of School Management Busy-work

In this webinar, Jono Landon from Hubbli, focused on strategic ways of using school management technology to substantially reduce office paperwork and free up hours from the drudgery of the daily, remedial, school office busy–work. We also talked about a manageable, and incremental approach for transitioning a school from old-school management processes to the most current best-practices that are being employed by efficiently run organizations […]

The Easiest Way To Increase Private School Profit

The Easiest Way To Increase Private School Profit

by  by Jono Landon of Hubbli Our thanks to Jono Landon, CEO of Hubbli (www.hubbli.com) for permission to share this blog post. After five years of consulting private schools on how to use communication tools to grow enrollment, and keep enrolled parents engaged, one thing has become painfully obvious to me: Almost without exception, I find […]

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 […]