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Hurricanes Update

Hurricanes Update

he Montessori Foundation and The International Montessori Council have been personally reaching out to our schools in the states and neighboring Islands that have recently been terribly impacted by the hurricanes. Of course, we’ve not yet heard from so many because power and internet will not be available to them for a long, long time. […]

Navigating the Classroom with Montessori Compass™

Navigating the Classroom with Montessori Compass™

few months ago, I was fortunate to have discovered Montessori Compass and take part in their free trial. I came across their site and was immediately drawn in when I read, “Don’t settle for being the best kept secret in town!” Yes! That’s it. For some time I have really felt as if so much […]

Montessori Education In Japan: Japanese Mothers’ Perceptions

Montessori Education In Japan: Japanese Mothers’ Perceptions

History of Montessori in Japan ver the last 100 years, the Montessori philosophy has spread to nations around the world, and Japan is no exception. The first introduction of Montessori education into Japanese society is believed to have been an article entitled “Yorozuchouhou,” published in a Japanese newspaper on January 11, 1912. Kiyomaru Kono, who […]

Some Thoughts on Staff Interactions

Some Thoughts on Staff Interactions

t The Montessori Foundation, we regularly receive queries regarding policies for relationships between staff and parents. Many school heads express concerns over issues ranging from staff being “friends” with parents on Facebook, to babysitting for school families, to … in some cases, actual romantic involvements. The issues span those which are merely internal or personal […]

Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” —  Parenting adage

Nurturing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” — Parenting adage

inancial security is one of the long-term goals parents wish for their children. Being financially secure has connotations of knowing how to make money, how to save money, and how to use money to help others. Financially secure suggests that we have a realistic expectation about the amount of work it takes to make a […]

Bilingualism & False Diagnosis

Bilingualism & False Diagnosis

n many countries bilingualism is a steadily growing phenomenon that shapes and affects the learning process of children at homes and schools. The most popular second languages in Egypt are English, French, and German. Many parents prefer their children to be schooled in a foreign language rather than their native mother tongue. Being fully bilingual […]

Evaluating & Reporting on Student Progress in a Montessori School

Evaluating & Reporting on Student Progress in a Montessori School

“Here is the essential principle of education: to teach details is to bring confusion; to establish the relationship between things is to bring knowledge.”— Maria Montessori, Childhood to Adolescence he Montessori curriculum is carefully structured and sequenced, and teachers maintain careful records of each child’s progress. Because Montessori Schools do not compare students against arbitrary […]

Seeing Red Flags in the Classroom: Setting Up Strategies for Student Success

Seeing Red Flags in the Classroom: Setting Up Strategies for Student Success

Children’s Meeting House Montessori School re we seeing more learning differences in children? This is a question that teachers have repeatedly asked me. They are seeing students who struggle with concentration issues, processing information, an inability to follow multiple-step procedures or directions, sensory challenges, and an inability to capture thoughts on paper. And more importantly, […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 1

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 1

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer will start this three-part series on Curriculum by looking at these seminal questions. Together, we will then unpack curriculum jargon, and clarify what it does. While focusing on the Children’s House and Elementary, Michael will also touch on curriculum from […]

Webinar: Nature Journaling with Families

Webinar: Nature Journaling with Families

Kelly Johnson is an expert on connecting families and nature. From her experience as a Montessori teacher she has developed activities for families to create nature journals to carry with them and record their observations, explorations, and drawings.

Webcast: Infant Toddlers Montessori Education

Webcast: Infant Toddlers Montessori Education

This week, Kathy Leitch will explore the amazing world of Infant-Toddler Montessori Education and the process of establishing a new program or enhancing one that you may have running, Kathy is an Infant-Toddler educator and is the Educational Director of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies’ Infant-Toddler Montessori Teacher Education Program.

Webcast:  Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Webcast: Nurturing Inspiration within Montessori Classes

Take a Deep Breath! Get Inspired! Having an atmosphere of inspiration can perk up and deeply enhance any Montessori program. But, how to be inspiring? Be part of this webinar with Michael Dorer to consider ten Strategies for Inspiration. Your classroom and your school can be an inspiring place, brimming with enthusiasm. Breathe deeply! Now […]

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