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The Power Of Forgiveness

The Power Of Forgiveness

New studies look at forgiveness To earn his doctorate in counseling and health psychology from Stanford in 1997, Fred Luskin had to write a dissertation. At the time, Luskin was furious with a friend. To complete his graduation requirement and to cope with the pain, Luskin researched and wrote about forgiveness. “I couldn’t do it. […]

63 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

63 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

Children ask questions—lots of questions. But you can turn the tables! Here are 63 fun suggestions to get a conversation started. Kids ask a lot of questions. Sometimes the questions repeat themselves. Most of the time we’ve answered them over and over. And let’s be honest, we’ve been known to ignore one or two here and […]

The Montessori Difference: Understanding Its Essential Elements

The Montessori Difference: Understanding Its Essential Elements

“The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. It lays the whole basis for his character and social behavior.” (Montessori, 1988, p.202) Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) believed that children have an inner directive for their optimum self-construction and that concentration is the key to their natural development. This was perhaps one of her major […]

Montessori Early Childhood & The Three-Year Cycle Of Primary

Montessori Early Childhood & The Three-Year Cycle Of Primary

In Montessori Primary communities the children are referred to as first years, second years, and third years. The children are on a journey that is designed to take three years. The newest two-and-a-half to three-year-old children are considered first years. The first years have never been in Primary before. Children who complete that first year […]

Using he Montessori method To Build The Whole Child

Using he Montessori method To Build The Whole Child

The Montessori method develops the child’s disposition and attitude, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Children’s learning is reflected in the level of motivation and interest they show in their work, and in their ability to concentrate and finish what they start. Children are scientists and have a tendency to explore their world. They learn about who they […]

Know Your Senses Know Yourself

Know Your Senses Know Yourself

ooking over Lake Pokegama in Northern Minnesota, I was watching the beautiful white sails of the X boats gliding back and forth, propelled forward by their wind-taut sails. Sitting upon a bench above the water, I spent hour after hour tracking the wind and the boats. More than likely I was accompanied by a curmudgeon […]

Thoughts on the New Year

Thoughts on the New Year

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” —Mother Teresa Out with the old; in with the new—year, that is. What will be different this year, this week, this day, or this moment? If you feel like you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole and, like Alice, […]

Book Reviews: Ashes to Asheville

Book Reviews: Ashes to Asheville

Ashes to Asheville by Sarah Dooley Ashes to Asheville will make you relearn the definition of family. This book, written by Sarah Dooley, starts in a small town in West Virginia. Two sisters, Zany and Fella, along with their grandmother’s dog, Haberdashery, take their mother’s ashes and set off on an overnight road trip to […]

Book Review: The Hunger Games

Book Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins This book might as well be glued to your hands because it is so suspenseful that it is practically impossible to put down. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins will take your breath away with all of its action and suspense. The story follows Katniss who nominated herself to […]

Book Review: The Kite Runner

Book Review: The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini  The Kite Runner is a historical fiction novel that provides a remarkable perspective on the struggles of Afghanistan that have been neglected for too long. It is written by Khaled Hosseini and takes place in Afghanistan, spanning the period from before the 1979 Soviet invasion to the fall of […]

DEAR CATHIE: Growing Global Citizens

DEAR CATHIE: Growing Global Citizens

Dear Cathie— As fairly new parents, we are watching our children begin to develop into who they will be, and we realize that we should also be purposeful in molding them into the kind of people we want them to become. We are looking for ideas as to how to do that! Where do we […]

Cultivating Peace in the Montessori Lessons In Grace And Courtesy

Cultivating Peace in the Montessori Lessons In Grace And Courtesy

If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children. —Mahatma Gandhi Montessori education has been referred to as “peace education”; Montessorian Sonnie McFarland calls peace education a “Montessori best practice” (Montessori Life, January 2005); and even Gandhi praised Montessori’s approach to world peace. So, how is peace […]

How To Submit An Article For Tomorrow’s Child

How To Submit An Article For Tomorrow’s Child

We are grateful to all who wish to contribute an article or photo essay to share with the readers of Tomorrow’s Child magazine. Over the years, we’ve been asked many questions regarding format, length, usage, etc so we’ve put together this checklist to help the novice writer through the process. Articles should be submitted in […]

Being A Montessori Parent

Being A Montessori Parent

Maria Montessori was a pioneer woman,  A brilliant-minded genius who went out on her own to design and build an educational curriculum more than one hundred years ago for the poorest children in Italy. It was deemed ‘alternative’ then, and it still is today. Very few people truly understand how and why the Montessori Method works, […]

Bogor Montessori School Students Visit the Baduy Tribe of Indonesia

Bogor Montessori School Students Visit the Baduy Tribe of Indonesia

INTRODUCTION: Preparing for a Visit to the Past Knowing that their upcoming visit into Indonesia’s past would be strenuous, students were prepared in their weekly physical education classes, and at home. This training began with running exercises and Saturday walks with their family. The students then progressed to walking twice around the botanical garden (5 […]

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Montessori Checkerboard for Long Multiplication

The Multiplication Checkerboard is one of the most popular materials in most elementary Montessori classrooms. The colorful checkerboard materials are a step up the ladder of abstraction in the Montessori math curriculum. Think back to your own years in school. Did you ever really understand what is going on in long-multiplication? Oh, you probably memorized your multiplication tables [like […]

Transforming Your Parent-Teacher Relationship Through Courageous Conversation

Transforming Your Parent-Teacher Relationship Through Courageous Conversation

Education requires parents, teacher, and child to work together in cooperation. A weakness in any of these decreases the efficiency of others while inhibiting the development of the child.”  —Maria Montessori Courageous Conversation occurs when people come to a conversation with a deep concern for human welfare, values, and dignity. It exists as people say […]