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Dane Peters is the Administrator for the New York State Association of Independent School’s (NYSAIS) Experienced Leaders Advising Schools (ELAS) program. Dane is the former head of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School and has served on 12 non-profit boards; his articles have appeared in over 25 publications. Throughout his career, he has devoted much of his time to good governance, professional development of teachers, administrators, heads, and trustees. You can visit his blog at
hat matters is that the child has the opportunity to interact with other children to practice social connectedness. It is within this context that a child will learn the words and behavior that define what Montessori teachers call ‘common grace and courtesies.’ Dr. Montessori was brilliant in helping teachers and parents understand that grace and […]