In May of 2016, Lorna McGrath interviewed six graduating seniors from the NewGate School (the Montessori Foundation’s Lab School in Sarasota, Florida). In this candid and unscripted interview, Lorna leads an interesting conversation with students who grew up in Montessori and some who entered along the way.
Webinar – Lorna McGrath and Christine Lowry collaborated to put together this informative webinar about sensitivities during the Elementary Years. Maria Montessori noticed that during each of the developmental stages children had particular interests, particular things that really motivated them, and particular inspirations. In this session the focus is 6-12 years olds and how parents […]
Jeff Allen shares insights for parents about adolescents and their behavior. Whether your child has the opportunity to attend a Montessori Secondary Program or not this information will be very beneficial to you and your teenager. In fact it may be even more important for parents of children who cannot continue in Montessori. They will […]
Join Dr. Robin Howe and Kathy Leitch for suggestions on how to support your elementary child as she moves into the Secondary level of Montessori school.
There are so many experiences that grandparents can provide for their grandchildren that don’t involve technology, theme parks, expensive toys, etc. Duna provides easy and fun suggestions for grandparents when the grandchildren are around!
Do you ever scratch your head and wonder what kinds of gifts would be the most meaningful to the youngest receivers to the oldest receivers in your life? Do you dread traveling during the holidays? Are you frustrated because your children are acting out at the worst times ever during the holidays? Lorna McGrath shares […]
No one wants their child to fail. However, sometimes experiencing not doing something perfectly the first time, learning from experience, or having the courage to try something new or challenging comes from developing determination and perseverance. Kathryn gives us great advice on how to allow failure to be a motivator rather than a discouragement.
Kelly Johnson, a Montessori trained elementary guide, artist, author, and nature enthusiast, shares ideas and experiences for young children and their families to do together!
This session is filled with great ideas for families to spend time together in nature to receive the “gift of togetherness” as well as give it to others.
Honey bees in our world are facing a similar crisis as the children in our communities. We often put our own human preferences above those of the bee, much like we tend to put adult preferences above the needs of the child. In this webcast we will use the honey bee hive as a model […]
Children experience “sensitive periods” when they are consumed with a natural desire to develop certain skills or grow in specific areas. This webinar will explore these periods and how you can support your child’s natural, spontaneous development in each domain.
The Montessori early childhood classroom provides materials, activities, and a structured “freedom” that gives children what they need to develop to their full potential. In this webinar, Christine Lowry and Lorna McGrath explore how you can support your child’s Montessori experiences at home.