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Getting to Know Our Finalists – T-shirt Design Contest

  Our t-shirt contest was a raving success and we want to thank everyone who participated in designing a Montessori inspired t-shirt. The response was overwhelming! We had entries from Washington to New York! Even a teacher took time the last week of school to have her students create beautiful designs as well. As many […]

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Behind the Scenes: Montessori Pre-Primary Classroom

If you take a glimpse into a traditional pre-primary Montessori classroom you will find it abuzz with activity. This environment offers children experiences in the practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics and cultural, (geography, history, science, art and music) areas. They are free to choose their own materials, developing large and fine motor skills as they […]

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T-Shirt Design Contest & Giveaway

Do you love Montessori and wish there were more items designed that were inspiring to the Montessori community? Well, so do we! This is where YOU come in! As we are gearing up to open our Montessori Rocks! Gear store, we thought we might throw a little contest and giveaway into the mix. It’s quite […]

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The Common Core and Montessori

As the administrator of a public Montessori charter school, I can’t even begin to explain the excitement on a parent’s face when I tell them that at our school their child can receive a Montessori education for free. I explain to them how a charter school receives funding much like any other public school. They […]

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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 […]

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How a Montessori Adolescent Program Prepares Students for High School

I have taught the Montessori Adolescent Program now for six years, and can think of no better way to prepare today’s young adolescents for any upcoming high school experience, public or private. I have had administrators from high schools meet me and thank me for sending them such prepared, responsible and respectful students. It isn’t me […]

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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, […]

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A True Balancing Act: Technology and the Montessori Classroom

When I think of the presence of technology in a classroom, whether it be a traditional or Montessori classroom, one requirement comes to mind: Meaningful. If you watch carefully how public and private schools now market their schools (yes, they now have to market), you often hear things like “We have 1:1 technology!” or “Every […]

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End the “Good Job” Crisis with These 3 Secrets

While I was having dinner at a local family restaurant the other night, I couldn’t help but observe two moms, clearly close friends, and their clan of five small children crammed into one booth. As the mothers sat and had a conversation it was clear that their attention was not on the children. One mom […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Montessori Works

As a Montessori parent and advocate, I can honestly say that I fell in love with Montessori at first sight. Over the years, I’ve watched my son benefit in so many ways because of his educational experiences. His love for learning, academic abilities, compassion and self-motivation are all qualities he’s attained from this superb form […]

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