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A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Practical Life Skills

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Practical Life Skills

Developing new skills that will enable us to live full and productive lives is something that all of us encounter throughout the years. It’s not just a process for the very young. Think about the last time you started a new job, took up a new hobby, moved to a new city, upgraded your computer’s […]

Montessori is Much More Than the Materials or the Name

Montessori is Much More Than the Materials or the Name

The following very brief introduction was prepared by Tim Seldin, President of The Montessori Foundation during his years as Headmaster of The Barrie School in Silver Spring, Maryland (1971-1993). Montessori schools are designed to prepare children both for university and for life. There are three key ideas that are central to the mission as a […]

A Guided Tour of the Early Childhood & Elementary Montessori Classrooms: Part One – A Prepared Environment

A Guided Tour of the Early Childhood & Elementary Montessori Classrooms: Part One – A Prepared Environment

The different faces of Montessori’s prepared environment   Before children enter a Montessori classroom on the first day of school each year, Montessori teachers have spent many hours preparing the environment. Materials that were carefully stored in boxes during vacation time are brought out and unwrapped. Wooden shelves that were stacked in the far corner […]

Buckminster Fuller on Dr. Maria Montessori

Buckminster Fuller on Dr. Maria Montessori

All children are born geniuses; however, 9,999 out of every 10,000 are swiftly and inadvertently, ‘degeniused’ by grown-ups. This happens because human beings are born naked, helpless, and – though superbly equipped cerebrally – utterly lacking in experience, therefore utterly ignorant. Their delicate sensing equipment is, as yet, untried. Born with built-in hunger, thirst, curiosity, […]

Video Interview with NewGate School Montessori high school seniors May 2017 Lorna McGrath

Video Interview with NewGate School Montessori high school seniors May 2017 Lorna McGrath

In May of 2016, Lorna McGrath interviewed six graduating seniors from the NewGate School (the Montessori Foundation’s Lab School in Sarasota, Florida). In this candid and unscripted interview, Lorna leads an interesting conversation with students who grew up in Montessori and some who entered along the way.

What Makes Montessori Different?

What Makes Montessori Different?

Montessori schools are not completely different from other schools. Over the last century, Dr. Maria Montessori’s ideas have had a profound and growing influence on education around the world. However, while individual elements of her program are finding their way into more traditional classrooms every year, there is a cumulative impact that we see when […]

Webcast; Setting Intentions for the New Year

Webcast; Setting Intentions for the New Year

Dr. Montessori paved the way for eternal optimism and reminds us why we engage in the purposeful work of serving children, families, teachers, schools, and organizations. This week, Tim Seldin, Kathy Leitch and Jonathan Wolf will facilitate a discussion on setting intentions for the new year. As we look forward to 2018 in the Montessori world-wide […]

Webcast: Caring for the Head of School…A Fresh Start for the New Year!

Webcast: Caring for the Head of School…A Fresh Start for the New Year!

On December 20, 2017, Kathy Leitch led a conversation on the topic of “Caring for the Head of School…Fresh Start for the New Year!” Well, we were definitely in full holiday swing! Our question is, as always, how are we keeping yourself centered and sane? We engaged in a discussion about caring for ourselves in the […]

Webcast: Parent Ambassador Programs  that Build Stronger School Communities

Webcast: Parent Ambassador Programs that Build Stronger School Communities

On December 13th, 2017, Tim Seldin led a conversation on the topic of one aspect of creating deeper parent engagement through a Parent Ambassador program.   A Parent Ambassador is any parent who gives his or her time and talent to support the efforts of the school in welcoming new parents, providing a current parent‘s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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