Archive | Updates from Age of Montessori

About Accreditation for Montessori Teacher Education & MACTE

What does it mean when a Montessori teacher-training program says it is accredited by MACTE? So, you’re doing your due diligence and looking into your options for Montessori teacher- training programs. The possibilities are numerous, but then again so are your requirements. You want a quality education, an authentic Montessori philosophy, and highly qualified instructors. […]

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I’m a parent, is Age of Montessori’s 6-Week Course right for me?

Are you a mom or dad wondering if Age of Montessori’s fall course is right for you?  The answer depends on you… Would you like to use Maria Montessori’s time-tested teaching methods to unlock your child’s inner genius and help him or her find joy and confidence? Do you want to foster your child’s innate […]

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Getting Up to Date with Age of Montessori

From Mary Ellen Maunz, Program Director October greetings! I write with lots of rain coming down outside.  Southwest Montana often has gorgeous extended Indian summers, but not so much this year. Oh well, it’s back to school and more indoor activities. I’d like to fill you in just a bit on my summer.  It has […]

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Autism Awareness Month: Busting the Myth about Autism and Empathy

Autism Myth: Autistic People Cannot Feel Empathy The idea that people with autism lack empathy is, in fact, a myth.  Any parent of an autistic or autism spectrum child can tell you that.  But here it is, World Autism Awareness month, and so I’d like to do my part to raise awareness. The Science Behind Myth […]

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Montessori Education: Giving Our Children the Best Chance

Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, the White House website asked readers to share their responses. It said, “Highlight a passage of the speech that was meaningful to you and tell the President how you’re connected to that issue.” I decided to take them up on their invitation.   Here is the passage […]

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Mary Ellen Attends Annual MACTE Symposium

I spent the first three days of December in Alexandria, Virginia, with Montessori teacher educators from around the world discussing how to improve our courses and better assess our students at the first annual symposium sponsored by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and the International Association of Montessori Educators (IAME). Many interesting […]

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