Helping Manage Emotions

How to Help Your Child Manage Their Emotions

Children are born with the hardware that produces a variety of emotions, but they aren’t born with the tools to know how to name, interpret and then manage those emotions. That’s where parents come in, as the first teacher for the child. We have countless opportunities each day and night to be alongside our children […]

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Teaching with Joy & Letting Frustration Go

Teaching from Joy & Letting Frustration Go!

Transform your teaching day by gaining insight into your expectations, triggers and relationships. Where to begin? Start to gain perspective, let your goals guide you and find your supportive people (including yourself). PRESENTERS: Susan Hoffman, B.S., EC Montessori Certification (1981) Isabelle Crow, EC Montessori Certification (2015) Technical Note: Audio connection warbles occasionally, but the practical […]

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Montessori’s Discoveries

Maria Montessori was a physician, surgeon and head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Rome. As she approached her 40th birthday, she discovered qualities of children that caused her to change her entire life, and to follow the child to the secrets of mankind that lay hidden within. Watch as we review the […]

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Holistic Education and Montessori

Did you know that you can earn your masters degree while you earn Age of Montessori teacher certification? The Endicott College TIES Program and Sarasota University both collaborate with Age of Montessori to make this possible. Sarasota Even if you have already graduated from AoM, you can apply to Sarasota, a fully-online university, and apply […]

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Winter Indoor Fun

Winter Home Activities

When winter weather is getting you down, consider these fun activities to keep your spirits up. As you will see from the pictures, these activities bring genuine engagement, concentration and great joy! 1. Make a snowman inside! If you can bundle the kids up and get some fresh air, while making a snowman outside, that’s […]

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Assistant Course

The Montessori Assistant

How to Be One, How to Train One Presented by: Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder, Program Director and Victoria Brailsford, M.A. Asst. Program Director With established adult/child ratios in every state, almost all Montessori classrooms have an assistant. But what does that person do? How do we prepare him or her for the role? Come […]

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Montessori Minimalism

Montessori Minimalism for the Holidays

When it comes to the holiday season, it seems everything around you is preaching the message, “More is more!” When you look at any authentic Montessori environment, however, you will see the embodiment of the saying, “Less is more.”  The space is intentionally minimalistic, and yet very rich and fulfilling for children. Everything is there […]

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