As you may know, delivering a quality Montessori education is a lot of work. Preparing and maintaining an environment that meets every child’s needs, creating curriculum, guiding children to practice community-created rules, reporting progress to parents and administrators, identifying developmental milestones and more, the job of a teacher is overwhelming and depends on a variety […]
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“I am new to Montessori and am excited to bring all activities into our home! There are so many amazing Montessori activities out there but how do I know where to start with Montessori? How do I know my next steps?” This reader is not alone. I can certainly relate and, if you’re reading this […]
“We must lift children up, not pound them into the ground, we must view their negatives as positives and their flaws as gifts,” my instructor spoke about Montessori discipline. I nodded ferociously. Yes, yes, yes! At that moment, I wanted to climb on top of the table scream, “Can I get an Amen, friends?” My mom […]
According to the Autism Society, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) account for about one percent of the world population. The National Autism Association states that in the United States, one in 68 children are born with ASD, and this diagnosis occurs four times more in boys than in girls. There are many reasons the […]
My sister described her visit to meet a lead teacher and observe a classroom at a local Montessori school in search of a good spot for her daughter: “There were 25 kids in the class. It just seems too much. We want 12 kids max.” As a Montessori trained teacher and parent, I had to take a […]
Every parent, whether homeschooling or not, wants his child to develop a lifelong love of learning and wants their child to be fully engaged in his learning. That goal seems lofty when kids are bombarded with video games, cartoons, and commercialized toys in today’s ridiculously fast-paced zero delayed gratification world. Traditional teaching techniques can stifle […]