The first duty of an educator is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop. –Maria Montessori I wear many hats for the Age of Montessori, including those first phone call meetings with adult learner candidates during the enrollment period, teaching summer Residencies, and supervising the Internship year that follows. From start to […]
June and July have been busy months for us! We have conducted two summer Residencies for early childhood this year, along with an Elementary 1 & 2 Residency. We have two more to go before summer is up! It fills our team with such joy to serve so many teachers to-be! It is a wonder […]
Our Three Evaluator, Three-Day Onsite Inspection is Successfully Behind Us! Things are moving right along at Grace Montessori Academy in Billings, Montana, where we are holding our first Elementary Residency. The elementary course for Elementary certification consists of a full academic year of online study of the philosophy, psychology and practical aspects of classroom […]
The real preparation for education is a study of one’s self. The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character, it is a preparation of the spirit. (Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind) On the path to becoming a Montessori […]
Should every child be raised on fairy tale land? I was talking with a friend who is a mother of a beautiful four-year-old girl. My friend believes, as do many other parents, that every girl should be raised in a fairy tale land and her room should be a museum devoted to all sorts of […]
Dear Teacher, Let me begin by saying “thank you.” Thank you for dedicating your time and energy to supporting my child. Thank you for caring enough to practice and perfect the art of instructing children at the (in this case) fifth grade level. Because of your knowledge and expertise, (not to mention your big heart,) you are an […]
Students answer questions about our their interest in Montessori, teacher training, and making a difference. .