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Webcast: Seminarios en Español. 5 de Febrero 2018. El Perfil del Guía

Webcast: Seminarios en Español. 5 de Febrero 2018. El Perfil del Guía

El Perfil del Guía. 5 de Febrero de 2018 En este seminario hablamos de las características del Guía Montessori. La importancia de su preparación técnica, científica y espirtual. A través de ejemplos concretos se abordó el decálogo del Guía Montessori. Panelistas: Gabriela Hernández, Claudia Navarro y Patty DeLeón

Webcast Re enrollment, Retention, and the Role of our Faculty

On January 24, 2018, Tanya Ryskind led our discussion regarding our teachers’ role as families make critical decisions during the re-enrollment season. We know that families choose schools for a variety of reasons, let’s look at why they stay and why they leave. We considered some proactive strategies that our faculty members can use to […]

My Favorite Montessori Videos – BBC’s Documentary on Maria Montessori

My Favorite Montessori Videos – BBC’s Documentary on Maria Montessori

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

Second Language Goals, Montessori Methods

          by M. J. Rosanova, Ph.D. The Montessori Bilingual Institute (MOBI) The children are playing outside. I can hear them outside my window. They’re singing and calling out to each other in Japanese. No, our school isn’t located in Japan. InterCultura Montessori is located in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of […]

Webcast: Setting Tuition and Fees

Webcast: Setting Tuition and Fees

It’s that time of year again! We are all actively preparing for the annual re-enrollment cycle. Have you reviewed your tuition strategy? Will you be adjusting your school’s tuition for next school year? Should you offer early enrollment incentives and/or penalties for late enrollment? This week’s webcast will focus on the many questions and concerns […]

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Sensory Perception

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Sensory Perception

The Pink Tower(left) is one of the Sensorial materials that children enjoy working with early in their Montessori experience. The Pink Tower, or Tower of Cubes, is composed of a graduated series of ten wooden cubes. The largest cube has a square section of 10 centimeters per side and is 10 centimeters high. Thus, it […]

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Grace, Courtesy, & Community Service

A Tour of a Montessori Classroom: Lessons in Grace, Courtesy, & Community Service

  Lessons in Grace, Courtesy & Community Service Learning how to work and play together with others, in a peaceful and caring community, is perhaps the most critical life skill that Montessori teaches. Learning how to greet someone graciously is one of the first acts of courtesy learned in the Montessori classroom. Everyday kindness and […]

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, […]

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