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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. […]

Utilizing Parent Ambassadors to Expand Your School’s Admissions Staff

Do you feel that you are always running out of time? Do you feel overwhelmed when you look at your lengthy to-do list? Let’s face it, you only have so much time to accomplish everything on your list. From giving tours to answering parent questions on the phone to keeping your school’s Facebook page updated, life […]

Maintaining Teachers’ Enthusiasm: Why Parents Should Help The Child

Maintaining Teachers’ Enthusiasm: Why Parents Should Help The Child

Montessori guides are highly skilled and trained professionals, so why do many parents ask: “Why do they need to attend conferences?” After all, it’s an inconvenience for the parent if the school has to be closed down to allow for travel and participation.  There are several compelling reasons for parents to encourage and support teachers […]

A Montessori Research Initiative

A Montessori Research Initiative

Greetings Montessori Colleagues, One of the many challenges we face as Montessori educators is that of clearly communicating our message to parents in order to offer them an opportunity to understand and appreciate what we offer to children. With that in mind, AMI undertook a research initiative so that we might better understand what parents […]

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: for Challenging Behaviors and Learning – Part 3 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Parts I & II in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, and provided an in-depth look at how we create an Inclusive Classroom Climate to support all learners. This system view gives us a concrete […]

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: Challenges of Behavior and Learning Part 2 of 3

Webcast: A Montessori-Based Multi-Tiered System of Support: Challenges of Behavior and Learning Part 2 of 3

Join Christine Lowry as we continue our series. Part I in our 3 part series gave an overview of the school-wide Multi-Tiered System of Support specific to Montessori schools, large and small, private and public. This system view gives us a concrete way to minimize challenges and support all of our students in an optimal […]

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

Webcast: Structure That is Not Stifling: Encouraging Teachers to Exercise Autonomy Within a Framework of the School’s Educational Vision, Staff Social Norms, and Standards of Montessori Practice

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, “Structure That’s Not Stifling,” author Ranjay Gulati writes, “Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational […]

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Webcast: Measuring What Matters: MEFS and DERS

Research continues to confirm the outcomes that really matter for children: executive function, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional development. Join us this week as Jackie Cossentino explains how the DERS (Developmental Environmental Rating Scale) and MEFS (Minnesota Executive Function Scale) can help our teachers and schools. Jackie oversees the development of evidence-based tools for evaluation, assessment, […]

Building a Culture of Peace

Building a Culture of Peace

Join Dr. Michael Dorer as he shares his unique insights on peace in education. Education for peace is essential for building a culture of peace. How can peace become an essential part of your Montessori experience? Everyday practices and regular attention on activities of peace can establish a community of peace in every Montessori classroom, […]