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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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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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