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Spotlight on IMC Leadership

Spotlight on IMC Leadership

Mary Beth Ricks, Bowman International School, Palo Alto, CA www.bowmanschool.org Mary Beth Ricks has been an IMC School Accreditation Commissioner for nearly a decade and has served on several OnSite Verification Teams. Her background and experience with AdvancEd (WASC) and the American Montessori Society have added to her ability to help the IMC to refine the […]

A Look At The IMC School Accreditation Process: The OnSite Verification Visit

The school has completed the “big work” of the accreditation process—the Self-study. They have completed the surveys and interviews, collected the evidence, developed a Strategic Plan, rated themselves on each of the IMC Standards, and are ready for the OnSite Verification Visit. When a school submits their Self-study to the IMC Director of Accreditation, the […]

Wisdom Of The Elders

Wisdom Of The Elders

Congratulations to CGMS Elementary Director, Ann Winkler, who was one of the recipients of the 2017 MACTE Wisdom of the Elders award. Ann was honored at a reception during the MACTE annual symposium on Friday, December 2nd. This award is given to outstanding Montessori leaders for their dedication and contribution to the Montessori Community.  Ann’s […]

Montessori Research Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study

Montessori Research Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study

Quality preschool programs that develop the whole child through age-appropriate, socio-emotional and cognitive skill-building hold promise for significantly improving child outcomes. However, preschool programs tend to either be teacher-led and didactic or else to lack academic content. One preschool model that involves both child-directed, freely chosen activity and academic content are Montessori. Here we report […]

Montessori In The News

Montessori In The News

(WMA) Successfully Advocates the Addition of AMI to The Montessori Alternative Licensing Legislation in Wisconsin By Phil Dosmann | Nov 21, 2017 During the fall session of the Assembly and Senate, WMA successfully lobbied to add Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) to the Montessori Alternative licensing pathway. This means that, in addition to graduates of MACTE-accredited teacher-education programs (AMS, […]

Three Way To Spot A Future Star

As leaders, we often face challenges that require us to creatively reallocate our resources. Taking a second look at our teams can help us spot future stars and create a deeper bench in the process. This article first appeared on MultiBriefs.com Know When To Hold ‘Em A common complaint about younger generations at work is […]

Organizing Montessori Instruction: Essential Background Information

Organizing Montessori Instruction: Essential Background Information

Guiding a Montessori elementary class is a unique challenge, a critical and essential component of which is organizing instruction. Success in this realm requires certain underlying knowledge and understanding. This article contains three sections which aim to address the teacher’s and administrator’s need for essential background information. The first section is Curriculum. This addresses the […]

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: Seminarios Montessori en Línea en Español. Perfil del Guía parte 1

Webcast: Seminarios Montessori en Línea en Español. Perfil del Guía parte 1

En este seminario en línea empezamos a abordar las características del Perfil del Guía Montessori

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

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