“We both went to Montessori school… — Larry Page, Co-founder of Google Below are a few of the many famous former Montessori alumni and/or supporters of Montessori schooling. Click on any image to learn more about the individual’s connection to Montessori. Also, if you’d like to hear about some of their connections to Montessori but […]
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It’s been more than 100 years since Dr. Maria Montessori first developed the Montessori method of education, which focuses on building children’s resourcefulness and natural abilities through practical play. Today, Montessori is the most widespread alternative to traditional education. There are thousands of Montessori schools across the globe where students practice daily life skills, learn […]
“You just don’t understand!” Sound familiar? If so, then your child’s meltdowns might stem from his inability to properly express his feelings. Learn how reflective listening and staying calm can help defuse anger. When our children feel bad, they behave badly. It helps to remember that a lot of bad ADHD behavior stems from a […]
The economic toll of the collapse of the child system will be felt for 20-30 years, says Betsey Stevenson. Schools across the U.S. are closed because of the coronavirus, and unlikely to reopen safely anytime soon. Parents are exhausted from constant, round-the-clock care while trying to work from home; some have chosen to leave their […]
“I don’t know what I think until I write it down.” ― Joan Didion It is peculiar irony in life that the fastest and best way to learn something is to give it to others as soon as you learn it — not to hog it yourself. Knowledge wants to be free. To rest in other […]
To borrow a phrase: love works in mysterious ways. We are born to love and, as it turns out, love and affection are necessary for both optimal positive emotional and physical development. And to be honest, nothing feels better than giving your loved one a warm embrace –or being on the receiving end. Read more […]
Most four- and five-year-olds can sing the alphabet song and print their names, but few can actually read. So, what does it take to push these kids to accomplish this cognitive milestone? A majority of parents and teachers alike think the answer to this question is lots of practice naming letters and sounds out loud. […]
One of the fundamental principles behind Maria Montessori’s educational theory is that the child needs to learn in a “prepared environment.” Order, simplicity, beauty and accessibility are fundamental to a prepared environment. This article by Maren Schmidt offers great suggestions on how to view your home from the child’s perspective and make the necessary changes to […]
It’s a scene we’re sure you’ve witnessed again and again: A family is sitting in a restaurant having dinner. The four year old is clearly fed up with sitting, and starts to complain, jump on her seat or run around. But a few moments later, she’s quietly in her seat again, enabling her parents and […]
Montessori explained both the importance of the connection between the hand and the developing young brain and the link between purposeful work and healthy feelings of self esteem and self worth. The following article shows how modern life is impeding both developmental processes. https://yourot.com/parenting-club/busy-hands