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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 […]

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Video Talk: Steve Hughes – Getting Education Reform Out of the Box

Dr. Steve Hughes, Neuro-psychologist and Brain Scientist, examines the basic assumptions of education today, and shows how an entirely different framework, first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.

Webcast : Creating A Holistic Approach To Staff Evaluation & Development

Webcast: Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

This week, Jonathan Wolff, Kath Leitch, and Michael Dorer explored the topic of how we can take a look back at the school year that is ending, and use the insights we can glean from that reflection to strengthen our programs, special events, and Montessori practice. “What can we celebrate?” Let’s take a look back […]

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Webcast: Lesson Planning

November 16, 2016  / Dr. Michael Dorer spoke about How to Plan Lessons in Montessori Programs: Do you want these in your Montessori classrooms? Offering each child the full curriculum Reaching everybody Better lessons Balance Consistency Positive relations among classrooms Integration between levels Can these be achieved? Certainly! Michael discussed Lesson Planning as a direct […]

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Webcast: What should be in a Montessori Primary classroom?

> 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.

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Webcast: A Montessori Horizontal Curriculum

A webcast with Tim Seldin, Kathy Leitch, and Michael Dorer. What kind of Montessori curriculum does your school have? We look at curriculum offerings in terms of their overall direction. A curriculum can have three directions: vertical, horizontal, or something in between. Michael talked about these directions. so that you can see where your classrooms […]

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Webcast: Montessori Ground Rules / What are they? / How should we use them?

In this webcast, Dr. Michael Dorer discussed Ground Rules – What Are they? How should we use them? Establishing and maintaining sensible and fair ground rules is a necessity in any Montessori classroom. Many classes and schools, often in the elementary levels and above struggle with this important foundation. Michael will discuss what ground rules are […]

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Webcast: Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 3

This week we continued our discussing of Managing the Enrollment and Reenrollment Process. This is the time of the year when tuitions are being set, open houses scheduled, re-enrollment begins, and phones hopefully ring off the hook with inquiries. For the last two weeks, the discussion was so lively that we realized this is a […]

Webcast : Creating A Holistic Approach To Staff Evaluation & Development

Webcast: Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 2

This week we will continue our discussing of Managing the Enrollment and Reenrollment Process. This is the time of the year when tuitions are being set, open houses scheduled, re-enrollment begins, and phones hopefully ring off the hook with inquiries. For the last two weeks, the discussion was so lively that we realized this is […]

Webcast : Creating A Holistic Approach To Staff Evaluation & Development

Webcast: Managing the Enrollment and Re-enrollment Process / Pt 1

This is the time of the year when tuitions are being set, open houses scheduled, re-enrollment begins, and phones hopefully ring off the hook with inquiries. This week the discussion was so lively that we realized this is a topic that needs a second, and perhaps even a third session. Next week we will continue […]