Encouraging Problem Solving
“Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” –Maria Montessori This quote speaks volumes to what the end goal is in a Montessori education: independent learners who are successful in CONTINUE READING
Growing a Classroom Community
I enjoy the days that I can step back and observe the beauty that is always happening in a Montessori classroom.
As the lead teacher, my days are usually consumed by making sure the environment is CONTINUE READING
Why Travel Matters
Many people hear Montessori and immediately relate the curriculum to the ideas of peace, empathy, and the care of living things. However, I don’t think you can teach Montessori curriculum without at least a piece CONTINUE READING
Seven Days to Successful Toilet Learning
7 days. That is how long it took our daughter to learn the art of using the toilet.
Did we use candy? NOPE.
Consistency and Celebrations? YOU BET! We owe the success of her toilet learning to CONTINUE READING
Montessori & ADHD
As a teacher, I have always prided myself on being successful with the “busier” children, the ones who move and wiggle constantly, the ones with stronger impulses than regulation skills, the ones that need the CONTINUE READING
Assessment in Montessori: Is it necessary?
Regardless of the type of Montessori school, you may attend, assessments will be a part of the curriculum. As a matter of fact, observation is a critical skill and component of a Montessori teacher. Every CONTINUE READING
Empathy: A True Lesson in the Montessori Classroom
Having lived in five continents and in seven different countries, I have been able to conclude that the world is bigger than I could have ever truly imagined and that I was lucky to have CONTINUE READING
Going Out? A True Montessori Experience
What is going out? Why is it important? How does it connect to a student’s learning?
Maria Montessori said, “When the child goes out, it is the world itself that offers itself to him. Let CONTINUE READING
Diary of a Teacher: Working as Though I Do Not Exist
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher..is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’” – Maria Montessori
This ultimately is one of the goals of every CONTINUE READING
Teacher Series: Creating a Dream Environment on a Discount Budget
The Montessori curriculum provides children with an opportunity to learn in a beautiful environment with real materials. However, creating an environment with natural and realistic materials can get quite costly, especially if you buy from CONTINUE READING