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Download PDF of slides  Grammar Webinar Part One This week, Dr. Michael Dorer presented the second half of Functions of Words: Making Grammar Exciting and Fun! Is grammar a scary subject to you, or do you even find it useless? Join Michael in a two-part romp through the world of words and their functions in […]
Webcast:  Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 1

Webcast: Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 1

Download PDF of slides  Grammar Webinar Part One This week, Dr. Michael Dorer presented the second half of Functions of Words: Making Grammar Exciting and Fun! Is grammar a scary subject to you, or do you even find it useless? Join Michael in a two-part romp through the world of words and their functions in […]

Webcast:  Montessori Compass – The story behind the software

Webcast: Montessori Compass – The story behind the software

This week, our guests will be Rob and Anita Amos, co-founders of Montessori Compass. We will have a lively conversation about why it is important for Montessori educators to keep careful records, to plan, and to keep parents informed. Rob and Anita will share reflections on how the software was developed, how it has evolved, […]

The Bridge between Happy Families and Healthy Communities

The Bridge between Happy Families and Healthy Communities

We have been able to implement a number of strategies already into our school, including yoga, sensory-integration techniques, emotional expression through art, and creative relaxation through breathing and visualization. aria Montessori advocated the critical importance of early childhood development. We recognize this in the structure of her philosophy in classrooms and in life outside school […]

Celebration of Life: Musya Meyer

Celebration of Life: Musya Meyer

In Memoriam ith the recent passing of Musya Meyer, the Montessori community lost an educator who loved to share her love of nature and multi-cultural celebrations with thousands of children and parents. Musya was the founding head of Hudson Montessori Schools in New Rochelle, NY and Danbury, CT. Her son, Mark Meyer, and his wife, […]

Pychological Evaluations: What does it all mean?

Pychological Evaluations: What does it all mean?

was recently asked to do a psychological evaluation for a child at a Montessori school. Many believe that it is incongruent for one to get testing while going to a Montessori school. After all, the myth is that Montessori schools have no curriculum and don’t even require tests in their school. But, this is actually […]

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

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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 […]