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Scissor Secrets that Make Cutting Easy

Borrowed with permission from Kidsplaysmarter.com by Amy Smith Learning how to cut is a big milestone for your child and cutting skills are expected to be mastered by elementary school. Yet learning how to properly hold and manipulate scissors can be a challenging time for many kids. Give your child a fine motor boost  by teaching your child these Scissor […]

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Montessori Grit

by Aimee Allen Many of us, in a quest for physical and mental fitness, in a desire to push ourselves through uncomfortable situations, and in pursuit of saying “I did it!” have taken to signing up for Spartan Races, Marathons, Warrior Dashes, Triathlons, Ragnar Relays, and 100 mile bike rides, etc. There is something about […]

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The Aha Moment: The Difference Between Knowing and Understanding

Growing up, there were many lessons in school that filled me with wonder. I was fascinated with the world around me and I had a voracious appetite to learn more. I’d absorb everything like a sponge and then eagerly share it with anyone who would listen. Nothing felt better than knowing the answer. I would […]

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Submit Your Blog, Share Your Montessori Voice

JOIN IN OUR EXCITEMENT…We are now accepting YOUR blog submissions! Have you always wanted to share your knowledge of Montessori? Now is YOUR chance! If you’re new to blogging, this process may feel a bit intimidating. If you’re an experienced blogger, this is great opportunity to expand your audience. No one has your exact experiences, […]

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How Montessori Can Unlock ANY Child’s True Potential

I was recently speaking with a friend about how difficult it can be to help our kids avoid the mistakes we’ve made in life, or to achieve successes that we ourselves have not yet managed to achieve. I thought he put it beautifully when he said, “I want my ceiling to be their floor.” In […]

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Montessori from a Student’s Perspective

The summer is the perfect time to start thinking about the upcoming school year. It may seem crazy right? School just got out and you are headed to the zoo, parks and on play dates with other families but now is the time to do your research. With so many Montessori schools emerging both in […]

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Montessori in Action: An 8th Grader’s Graduation Speech

Wow… eleven years! It has flown by so quickly. I won’t say it feels like yesterday when I walked through the front doors for the first time; I know that it was a little longer than that, but has it gone quickly. I won’t lie and tell you I knew that this was home from […]

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And the winner of the Montessori Rocks T-shirt Design Contest is…

The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the Montessori Rocks T-shirt Design Contest is… Montessori – It’s Old School created by Katy Allen! Katy will get a free t-shirt featuring her very own design, and her design will be available for everyone to purchase in our Gear Store, launching this summer. Congrats Katy, […]

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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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The Greatest Gift: A Montessori Education

Over the past few weeks, I have had a number of encounters with people who have asked about my education. Whenever I have this conversation about my education, it usually goes something like this: Where do you go to school? I go to Madonna University. And what are you studying there? I’m studying math. I […]

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