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How to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom

How to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Montessori Classroom

How to Address Challenging Behaviors: Applying Positive Behavior Support Strategies to the Montessori Classroom What happens when a child struggles to normalize? What do we do when challenging behaviors disrupt the learning environment? Positive behavior support strategies can be used to restore peace in the classroom. In this webinar, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Brynn Rangel […]

You Can Help: Even Montessori Guides Go Back to the Classroom

You Can Help: Even Montessori Guides Go Back to the Classroom

our child is fortunate enough to attend a Montessori school and provide this magazine to its parents. The Guide or Director/ Directress in the classroom has spent years training so that they inspire and entice your child(ren) to the lessons being demonstrated. But, similar to all professionals, they can greatly benefit from additional training and […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 3

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer wraps up 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 […]

Webcast: Dispelling Misperceptions about Montessori and Attaining Common Ground with Public Schools

Webcast: Dispelling Misperceptions about Montessori and Attaining Common Ground with Public Schools

This week our guests on our Montessori Leadership Webcast were Dr. Shirlinda (Cindy) Acker and Christine Lowry M.Ed. They discussed Cindy’s research on Dispelling Misperceptions about Montessori and Attaining Common Ground with Public Schools. Communicating Clearly & Effectively Montessori education has not been recognized as a viable educational option due to misunderstandings and perceptions about […]

Helping and Empowering Refugee Women To Become Montessori Teachers

Helping and Empowering Refugee Women To Become Montessori Teachers

his is a story of hope emerging from the chaos in Syria. Syria has the worst refugee crisis of our generation. According to the United Nations’ figures, there are 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance. Within Syria, there are 6 million displaced, and over 4.8 million are refugees outside Syria. A number of countries welcomed […]

Pines Montessori School (TX): Celebrating 40 Years

Pines Montessori School (TX): Celebrating 40 Years

              ines Montessori School was founded in 1977, and what began as just one Primary classroom has grown into the largest and most established Montessori school in the Northeast Houston area. The student body is a population of children from Infants (6 weeks) through Middle School (age 15). This […]

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

Webcast: What is Montessori Curriculum: Is There Such a Thing? Part 2

What is curriculum? Does Montessori even have one? How does it work? Dr. Michael Dorer continues the second in 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 […]

2017 SRQ International Montessori Foundation Conference Update

2017 SRQ International Montessori Foundation Conference Update

  The Legend of John Ringling … of circus fame! There’s an old legend circulating around Sarasota that John Ringling had a Native American guide show him around the Sarasota area to assure him that the area was on a protected cove safe from the weather that can sometimes plague our sunshine state. Seems he […]

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 […]

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