With the birth or our daughter, I found myself slacking off in the “Montessori parenting” department. Gone are the days when Zach and I could spend 30 minutes cooking together, and my patience and resolve are minimal these days due to sleep deprivation and meeting the needs of a tiny human 24/7. When I started noticing… Read More Getting Back on the Montessori Wagon
“At what point do you burst the Montessori bubble?” a friend recently asked. She has two young children in Montessori, but is considering enrolling them in a traditional private school after they finish Primary. My first thought (as a former Montessori child and current parent and teacher) was, Why would you want to burst it? Why leave… Read More Bursting the Montessori Bubble
For the past few weeks, Zach has shown a strong interest in sounds and letters. He’s constantly pointing out letters and asking what sound they make, and then thinking of words that start with that sound. However, he’s not keen on tracing the sandpaper letters. I can’t say I blame him; ours are pretty rough (because… Read More Cursive Cards
It’s one of the questions that divides Montessorians: What would Maria Montessori think about children and technology? Some tend to think that Dr. Montessori – as a forward thinker – would embrace technology and incorporate it into the classroom. Others take the opposite viewpoint, arguing that although technology has evolved at a rapid pace over… Read More Protecting the Natural Mind
Imagine you arrive at work at 8am, energized and ready to work on a fun but challenging project that will require several hours of your time. You know that to really get the project on solid footing and make sense of its complexity, you need several hours of uninterrupted focus. You sit down at your… Read More Choosing a Montessori School: Uninterrupted work period
I was recently asked to make a list of books that help parents understand Montessori, and I realized it would make a good resource on this blog. Check out the “Recommended Reading” page and feel free to suggest your favorites in the comments! Happy reading!
The wonderful guys and gals at Montessori Madmen have shared this insightful guide to observation (originally provided by Little Things Montessori). A Montessori classroom can seem as odd and confusing as an exotic foreign country, so consider this article your travel guide! When I was a teacher, I was often frustrated by how parents behaved… Read More How To Observe in a Montessori Classroom