Entries by One World Montessori

Recommended Blog: Name Calling, Insults, and Teasing

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 […]

How to Prepare Your Child's Home Environment

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 […]

Free Montessori Webinar for Parents

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, […]

Protecting Children During and After a Horrific Event

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 […]

The Prepared Environment at Home

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 […]

27 Non-School Skills Children Need

We all know that there are life skills that even the best educational opportunities currently do not provide.  We recommend that you read this article that lists 27 life skills that are crucial for children to learn before they reach adulthood  so that they can become productive, responsible members of society.  The article provides suggestions […]

Why Does the Paper Crane Symbolize Peace?

At One World Montessori School, we join millions of people around the world every year in acknowledging the International Day of Peace.  For the week leading up to the event, we decorate our school with origami cranes.  The touching story of Sadako Sasaki explains why the crane has become a symbol of peace. 

The Way of the Peaceful Parent

We wish to share this article by Leo Baubata, in which he discusses simple steps toward being a peaceful parent. Parents will always have stress: we not only have to deal with tantrums and scraped knees and refusing to eat anything you cook, but we worry about potential accidents, whether we are ruining our kids, […]

New Website

We are excited to announce our newly redesigned website, which now has the best seo strategies. By updating the site, we’ve been able to improve navigation; offer expanded parent resources, including educational videos and event photos; and provide additional information about our school to prospective parents.