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Michael Dorer is a Montessori educator, with a doctorate in Instructional Leadership, and Montessori credentials fromAMI and AMS for 3-6, and 6-12. He has worked in Montessori education since 1969 with Toddlers, Children’s House, Elementary, Adolescents, and adults in Montessori teacher training. He is a frequent speaker, presenter, storyteller, and school consultant. Michael has written seven Montessori curriculum manuals, and many articles. His newest book is The Deep Well ofTime: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom, published by Parent-Child Press. Michael is the retired Director of Montessori at St. Catherine University and founded the Montessori Institute at WestminsterCollege in Utah. You can reach Michael at mjdorer@gmail.com
  focal point in every Montessori classroom is the shimmering display of multicolor beaded chains hanging in a custom wooden cabinet. Adult visitors always notice it, wanting to reach out, to feel and hold the strands: they are that compelling. And it’s no different with children: they, too, are attracted to these gleaming chains, squares, […]