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Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 2

Life Skills – Executive Functioning Skills – Part 2 – Children are not born with these skills. They are born with the potential to develop them! From 7 to 12 years old to the adolescent years, what activities can we offer at home? In this session Maria Chaffin continues to offer parents and teachers ideas […]

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 1

Life Skills from Birth through Adolescense – Part 1

Children are not born with fully developed executive functioning skills. They are born with the potential to develop them! From birth to the adolescent years, what activities can we offer at home to support this process? In this two part series parents will gain insights for providing opportunities to develop these skills in their children. […]

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

Webinar: Assessment and Data in Montessori

What Montessori parents need to know about assessment, data collection and how we use it to not only support children’s learning but also to validate the Montessori method of education. Dr. Howe explains what this means for children in Montessori schools and the larger education community.

Wonder and Wander: Creating Nature Experiences for Very Young Children

Wonder and Wander: Creating Nature Experiences for Very Young Children

Discover ideas for creating Montessori inspired outdoor home environments and experiences for young children. Specifics about being in nature with children 0-5 are covered; such as oral exploration, encouraging wonder and connection, and nature journaling. Kelly also explores challenges such as fears of adults unfamiliar with nature themselves and how to distinguish focused outdoor learning […]

Having Fun Traveling with Your Kids!

Having Fun Traveling with Your Kids!

Families frequently travel together during school breaks. Join Lorna for a fun and informative session about traveling with your children, involving them in the planning, making the journey enjoyable, and being prepared.

Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Chores, Allowance, and Paid Work – Part 2

Join Christine Lowry for Part 2 of Chores, Allowance,and Paid Work. During this session Christine will share ways that parents can involve their elementary and adolescent children in the life of the family, in managing their money, and earning money from jobs at home as well as out in the larger community.

Chores, Allowances, and Paid Work – Part 1

Chores, Allowances, and Paid Work – Part 1

Christine Lowry will share insights and ideas to involve young children in family chores. This session encourages parents  to help their young children participate in the care of the home environment in fun and empowering ways. What seems to adults as tedious and a bother, for young children can be huge in boosting their self […]

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

Cultivating Your Child’s True Nature

What did Maria Montessori say about the child’s true nature? How can parents best nurture their children’s sense of empathy, awe, and connectedness to the natural world? Join Lorna as she presents Christine Lapierre’s slides for this informative session.

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Practical Life for Elementary and Beyond

Most people think of Montessori Practical Life as scooping and pouring in the Early Childhood years but as Maria Montessori said, “Education should not just be preparation for university, it should be preparation for life.” Cheryl Allen will guide us through activities and ideas for Practical Life during the elementary and adolescent years.

Summer Ideas

Summer Ideas

Are you wondering how to keep your child not only busy during the summer months when school is out, but also keep her learning? Are you worried that if your child is not enrolled in a summer program called “Little Genius’s” or the Center for Brighter Children that your child will be behind when he […]

2018 An Interview with Four Montessori Seniors

2018 An Interview with Four Montessori Seniors

Lorna McGrath has the opportunity to talk with four NewGate School’s seniors before they graduate and go off into a new stage of their lives. Each of them has a unique story to share. It is such a pleasure to listen to their experiences in Montessori and how that has shaped and will continue to […]

2018 An Interview with Alex – a NewGate Senior

2018 An Interview with Alex – a NewGate Senior

Lorna McGrath interviews one of NewGate School’s 2018 graduates. NewGate is an International Montessori school that serves children from 18 months old to 18 years old. Three fifths of the NewGate graduates this year are from countries other than the United States. Our interviewee, Alex, is from Spain and will be returning to Spain before […]

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