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Less Talk – More Respect

Less Talk – More Respect

Do you feel like you talk too much about your child’s behavior? Are you constantly repeating your requests and explaining things your children already understand? Joe Newman, the author of “Raising Lions” will talk about how replacing our explanations and...
Helping Children to Be Successful: Developing Grit

Helping Children to Be Successful: Developing Grit

by Rachel Buechler A little girl sits at the table with the Snap Dressing Frame. She has picked it up several times before today and quickly returned it to its stand after a short attempt. Today she picks it up and places it on the table. She tries the first snap; it...
Five day a week attendance

Five day a week attendance

A parent wrote, “I am the board president of a Montessori School . Our school is a pre-K through K school. We are considering a move to change the slots we offer. Currently we offer 3 half-day slots and 3 full-day slots as well as 5 half-day and 5 full-day slots. We are the only […]

Practically Speaking (About Practical Life)

Practically Speaking (About Practical Life)

The practical life exercises are the very foundation for the Montessori classroom. Concentration and development stem from these essential exercises. In this essay, I will discuss the importance of these exercises in conjunction with their aims and presentation. Practical life exercises take on different appearances in different cultures. No matter if a child is setting […]

The Making of Great Little People – A Diet For Little Learners

The Making of Great Little People – A Diet For Little Learners

Food balancing, fats, and focusing The wonderful thing I love about teaching one and two-year-olds is they wear their hearts on their sleeves. Their immeasurable emotional honesty is heartwarming to watch. If they fall down or get their feelings hurt, they cry instantaneously. When they run and play their faces light up with joy, and […]