We are living in the middle of a technological revolution. Jobs that are available today will not exist 20 years from now. Our children will use technologies that we cannot even think of today. So, how can we teach our children to navigate in the fast-moving world that they will live in? Here’s an interesting […]
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The world around us is changing. Some changes are good and some are not in our favor. How can we cope with them? And most importantly, how do we prepare our children to deal with these changes? Here’s an interesting article by Maren Schmidt: http://www.kidstalknews.com/2012/09/learning-to-deal-with-change.html
We all want to lead a happy life. But in our quest for ‘progress’ we’ve been pursuing priorities that put our happiness at risk – not just for us as individuals, but for society as a whole. Our collective aim should be a society with the greatest possible human happiness and wellbeing – with policies, […]
New research into preschool children’s development in Montessori environments by Dr. Angeline Lillard of the University of Virginia has shown that children in classic Montessori programs, such as One World’s, show larger gains in executive function, social problem solving, and academic skills. The Primary Staff would like to share Dr. Lillard’s study, Preschool Children’s Development […]
Name Calling, Insults, and Teasing: A Guide to Anger, Conflict, and Respect, is a blog published by Dr. Jeff Rubin. Dr. Rubin has taught conflict resolution at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota, as well as at other institutions including clinics, correctional facilities, and public schools. His blog features suggestions for working through conflict […]
A beautiful, organized, and uncluttered home environment can help in many ways: dressing and undressing is simplified; the favorite book and toy is always within reach; the child can participate in the life of the family and feel needed; challenging work that focuses the child’s attention and fulfills her needs is always available; a more […]
We encourage parents to attend the free 45-minute webinar Finding Motivation the Montessori Way on Thursday November 1, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM PDT. Motivation is too often thought of in terms of carrot and stick methods of rewards and punishments. Join Maren Schmidt, a certified Montessori educator with over 25 years experience, […]
In this age of instantaneous worldwide media, news about a tragedy can be broadcast to faraway places immediately, and coverage can continue for days following an event. Whether something terrible has happened locally or somewhere far away, it can be difficult to know how to discuss these occurrences with your children, and how to help […]
One World Montessori observes Gandhi’s birthday every year in the beginning of October. Gandhi’s practice of satyagraha had distinct influence on the development of Dr. Maria Montessori’s perspective on peace education and fostered the start of many Montessori schools for the lower caste systems in India.
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 […]
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