An interview with Mary Beth Ricks, Head of School, Bowman in Palo Alto, California Founded in 1995, Bowman is an innovative, accredited Montessori program serving primary-8th-grade students in Palo Alto, California. Mary Beth Ricks has been Head of School since 2008 and started as one of the founding teachers at Bowman. Bowman is the first […]
In Volume 20, Issue 1- 2018 Montessori Leadership, we outlined a process for beginning this important work at the state level. Starting with common characteristics of active state organizations, we offered suggestions for determining the greatest need for the Montessori community in your state, the importance of narrowing goals with a clear, well-defined Action Plan […]
Join Michael Bornn, Head of School, native Virgin Islander with over 25 years in operational leadership, financial management and construction oversight. Hear his story of preparation and recovery from two major hurricanes less than one year ago. There are lessons for all of us in preparing for the inevitable as well as the unexpected!
ouldn’t it be cool to have a school in a historic hangar?” I asked my friend. We had been driving around Lowry (the site of the former Air Force Base in Colorado) for well over an hour, looking for a suitable site to open a preschool. Five real estate agents had given us the very […]
This is a discussion that Tim Seldin of the Montessori Foundation had with Aggie Sung Tang of Princeton, NJ public television about Montessori early childhood education (preschool).
> This week we discussed the topic of what belongs in an early childhood Montessori classroom. We share a suggested list of materials and furnishings with you. Our goal was not to cover each material, but to discuss the issue in broader terms and to explore the issue of materials from outside of Montessori.
Here is a list of essential Montessori furniture. http://www.montessori.org/assets/dynamic_image/content/content_file_36644_82859.pdf
This is a very clear article written by Marta Donahoe with Penny Cichucki, Sheila Coad-Bernard, Betsy Coe, and Barb Scholtz. Our thanks to our colleagues at the Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program http://cmstep.com/wp-content/uploads/Articles-Whats-the-Difference-Best-Practices-the-Montessori-Secondary-Program.pdf