From the Heart of Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori, Italy’s first woman physician, noted educator and author spent nearly fifty years of her life investigating the child and the circumstances most favorable to child development. Those circumstances comprise what is generally known as “the Montessori method.” Montessori’s greatest contribution Yet in a very real sense, her greatest contribution is not really education […]

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Pros and Cons of a Montessori Education

Over the years, I’ve had countless conversations with parents regarding the pros and cons of a Montessori education. As parents, we have many different factors to take into consideration when it comes to choosing the right school for our children, factors such as location, cost, hours of operation and, of course, educational approach. Many would rank the […]

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Ten Reasons to Bring Montessori’s Wisdom Home

You’ve probably heard of Montessori. You may also know that Montessori is an educational approach based on a child’s natural stages of development. But did you know that Montessori’s in-depth understanding of the inner workings of the child’s growing mind, body, and spirit, can be used at home? Your child’s education begins at home, long before […]

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It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

A New Take on Dickens: A Tale of Five Children – Part 1, Regina and Clarissa I have three grown children, one son and two daughters. My older daughter, Lydia, is working on her PhD in Victorian Literature. We were having a conversation the other day about a book she was reading by Charles Dickens, […]

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Eight Great Picture Books for Valentine’s Day

Wondering how to celebrate the upcoming day of hearts and kisses with young children? By reading beautiful, fun, and kid-friendly picture books of course! Here is a list of eight great picture books for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood and Claudia Rueda   I am a huge fan of Deb Underwood and […]

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A Parent’s Perspective on The Fundamental Needs of Mankind

I just finished watching the latest Age of Montessori webinar entitled, The Fundamental Needs of Mankind, and what really “sunk in” for me is this: all of the different topics within the elementary-level curriculum really are connected. Maria Montessori refers to this as the “Cosmic Plan.” “The secret of success is found to lie in […]

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AOM’s Great Interns!

Best Part of My Job One of the best parts of my job is going out to visit our interns. My colleagues and I observe them several times during the year during full mornings of their teaching. We have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with them and with their lead teachers. I just returned from […]

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