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Learning From Nature: A Real Life Testimonial

Learning From Nature: A Real Life Testimonial

rowing up in a one-room schoolhouse in the Australian outback, the world of Montessori and modern education seemed a distant idea. But today, after I have had many years of experience and a strong philosophical and practical education ethic. I grew up closer to Montessori than I knew. In thinking about my meager educational beginnings, […]

Building a Great Relationship with Your Child

Building a Great Relationship with Your Child

s our infants grow into toddlers and do less nuzzling and more ‘NO-ing,’ how do we maintain a strong connection while setting the necessary limits? Can we keep the relationship close as our child starts daycare or preschool, and we teach her to problem-solve and navigate her own path? As our kids move into the […]

Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to hear from a dad on the webinar and on top of that – a dad whose daughter completed Montessori through high school. Please join Larry Schanker for insights and encouragement from dad about the value of Montessori through the high school years and beyond.

Webcast What does Montessori Middle School Look Like?

Webcast What does Montessori Middle School Look Like?

Join us this week as Jocelyn Swanson, CGMS Director of Secondary Teacher Education, as the panel discusses best practice in Montessori middle school programs. If you have or are considering adding a middle school program this webcast is for you! Bring your questions...
Montessori: The Science — Part 7: Social Education is Effective

Montessori: The Science — Part 7: Social Education is Effective

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 8: Meaningful Contexts Assist Learning

Montessori: The Science — Part 8: Meaningful Contexts Assist Learning

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

What to Say Instead of “Be Careful”

So many adults are always telling children to, “Be careful.” What message are children getting about the world? Lorna has some ideas about the message and how to change that message into more empowering thoughts and build problem-solving skills.

The Erdkinder and the Functions of the University by Maria Montessori

The Erdkinder and the Functions of the University by Maria Montessori

Here is a link to the digital archive of Dr. Maria Montessori’s essays, The Erdkinder and the Functions of the University. In this work Maria Montessori considers the needs and issues of needed educational reform for adolescents and university students. She...
Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

January Calm: The Comfort of Routine and Consistency

There is a wonderful phenomenon that happens when children come back to school after the winter break. It is the great pleasure of being back in the routine of everyday living which allows children to focus and move forward in their growth. Christine will share some of her observations of the classroom at the Primary […]

Montessori Through High School: A Dad’s Perspective

How Do You Get Your Child to Read Books?

You’ve probably seen the cartoon with two parents and their two children sitting on a park bench together. One parent and her child have phones in their hands and the other parent and his child have books in their hands. The question from the parent with the phone is, How do you get your child […]

Educate And Inspire With Maria Montessori The Musical

Educate And Inspire With Maria Montessori The Musical

My name is Mark Woodward, and I am a composer, songwriter, and the Music Director at Montessori Academy in Brentwood, TN. I am a musician by education, and I was a musician by trade until making the leap into the field of education. Ready for a change, I was invited through a mutual friend to […]

Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching The Brain

Book Review: Culturally Responsive Teaching The Brain

The book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain, written by Zaretta Hammond, examines the philosophy and implementation of culturally responsive teaching in the context of current research and knowledge of neuropsychology and its impact on student behavior and response. The book seeks to connect current brain research and culturally responsive teaching with the question “what […]