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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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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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There are Some Things You Just Can’t Learn from Google

Service Service is a seven-letter word that can probably be defined in 700 different ways. If I went outside right now and asked everyone I passed to define service, I have a strong feeling that not one of their definitions would be exactly the same. However, there are probably a few elements that people would […]

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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 […]

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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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Simply Montessori: How I Joined the Bandwagon

Becoming a Montessori Groupie… When I was a child, I unwittingly was an at-home Montessori student. You see, my mom started her career a Middle School teacher in the Detroit Public School system, but when my siblings and I came along, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. She never really stopped teaching – it […]

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Guide Your Child to Set the Table in 6 Easy Steps

A great deal of teaching children in a Montessori way has to do with observing the child, and allowing them to make mistakes and problem solve to find their own solutions. As parents, we so often jump in to fix something for our children instead of letting them determine their own solution. More often than […]

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