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More Choices. Less Discipline.

More Choices. Less Discipline.

In my 20+ years of experience as a Montessori educator, I have found there is often a misunderstanding in the general population of just what discipline means. Discipline is often thought of as something that is external and imposed on children by adults. Most of society would agree that a disciplined child is one who […]

New Chicago school budget relies on state pension

New Chicago school budget relies on state pension

The school system tapped borrowed money to make a $634 million, state-mandated fiscal 2015 payment to the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund by a June 30 deadline. It also announced $200 million in spending cuts last month that include the elimination of 1,400 jobs.
Talks with the retirement fund over giving the district a $500 million break on its fiscal 2016 pension payment ended without a deal.

Six Truths To Accept In Becoming A More Confident Parent

Six Truths To Accept In Becoming A More Confident Parent

Throughout my time as a Montessori teacher, I would often receive questions on what is the “right way” to do things and “how can I be more Montessori at home?” Parents were always asking how they could better educate themselves on the philosophy and become more of a Montessori parent. As I became a blogger […]

How Montessori Prepared Me For College

How Montessori Prepared Me For College

As a college student, there are a number of things I remember from high school. In particular, there are a number of questions I remember being asked constantly. During my junior and senior year, the questions were always “where do you want to go to college?” or “what do you want to do with your life?” Now […]

Tuition-Free Montessori, Yes please!

Tuition-Free Montessori, Yes please!

My first experience with the Montessori philosophy in education was in one of my teacher education classes. It was mentioned as a side note, and then we moved on to another topic. I then went on to teach in a wide variety of schools – from public to international. As a traditional public school educator, […]

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

I want to extend a special thank you to I Believe in Montessori for nominating Montessori Rocks! for the Liebster award. We are very grateful to have been nominated and graciously accept! While perusing all of the details of accepting this award, I learned that it is a great way to increase awareness of your blog […]