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We Are Pleased To Announce That Tanya Ryskind, J.d. Will Be Joining NewGate School In July As Associate Head Of School

We Are Pleased To Announce That Tanya Ryskind, J.d. Will Be Joining NewGate School In July As Associate Head Of School

Montessori Foundation’s Lab school hires new Associate Head of School Recently, the Montessori Foundation had the opportunity to engage in a search for an AHOS for the NewGate School (NGS) in Sarasota, Florida. While this is a service we often coach schools through, we don’t often have the need to do it for our lab […]

Blaze The Trail: The Spiritual Transformation of a Montessori Guide

Blaze The Trail: The Spiritual Transformation of a Montessori Guide

Why do we do what we do? No, really…why? Administration, staff, and teaching faculty dedicate their lives to this work; it is like a room full of fanatics when fellow Montessorians get together. Montessori is a lifelong journey, and it takes time, reflection, and guidance. Our passion is very real, but what is at the […]

Work or Play? What’s the Difference?

Work or Play? What’s the Difference?

Many of us get confused about how young children develop the skills that they need to become self-directed, problem solvers, focused and able to follow through, confident, and creative. We look at what they become really engaged in and wonder, “why?” or we get so wrapped up in our important adult “busyness” that we don’t […]

Living Montessori Through Courageous Conversation

Living Montessori Through Courageous Conversation

Values are our guiding principles. Being a Montessori leader means we participate in values-based leadership, which should be our aspiration. Working toward values-based leadership involves a continuous self-improvement process: thinking about Montessori values; considering how they should shape our behavior, actions, and communications; reflecting on if we are in alignment with Montessori values on a […]

What Is Data Telling Us About The Need For Montessori Education

What Is Data Telling Us About The Need For Montessori Education

Sarasota University has offered master’s degrees in Montessori Education and Montessori Leadership for the last five years. We are seeing a significant change in the profile of our students and the schools they serve. In 2013, most of our student population was comprised of Montessori trained teachers and administrators who sought a higher education credential. […]