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Table of Contents | Vol. 23 Issue 1 | 2021

Letter From IMC Executive Director Kathy Leitch • Maria Montessori’s 151st Birthday By Kathleen Dzura • Leading with Emotional Intelligence By Dane Peters • Book Review: Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom By Mary Schneider • Why are children so different today (book excerpt) by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D and Chip DeLorenzo, M.Ed • Storytelling and Executive Functioning by Michael Dorer, Ed.D. • Where have all the teachers gone? By Daniel “Robin” Howe • So, what is special education? By Christine Lowry, M.Ed. • So, what is special education? Q & A column By Christing Lowry and Kathy Leitch • Sarasota University & CGMS Announce Historic Partnership • Spotlight on Accredited School: Garden Oaks Montessori By Lorna McGrath, M.Ed

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Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

Where Have All The Teachers Gone?

In Elka Torpey’s (2018) article “ Projections for teachers: How many are leaving the occupation?” According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years of 2016 and 2026, more than 270,000 teachers will be leaving the profession each year. Whether it is...

Storytelling and Executive Functioning

Storytelling and Executive Functioning

All classroom teachers have had experiences with children who have difficulty in school; often, it’s unclear why. We might try a number of things and still find frustration. Often, the students clearly want to do well and evince great potential, but their difficulties...

Maria Montessori’s 151st Birthday

Maria Montessori’s 151st Birthday

In Celebration of Maria Montessori!   We celebrated the anniversary of Montessori’s 151st Birthday in 2021 and we look forward to celebrating 115 years since the founding of the very first Casa dei Bambini on January 6, 2022.   As August 31, 2021, marked the...

Letter from the IMC Executive Director

Letter from the IMC Executive Director

Dear IMC Members... Our IMC community has shown incredible resilience and optimism through almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have worked together to support and encourage each other, share resources, policies, procedures, and inspiring stories. We belong...

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