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Learning from Observation

Podcasts

Observation is critical to our role as Montessori Guides. During training, we have lectures and extensive hours about observation. We learn how to observe. It is important for adults to continue honing this skill, to take time to observe every day, to observe the casual moment, to intentionally watch the classroom, or an individual child, […]

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Self-Care

Thoughts & Reflections

In light of revising how we conduct our team meetings, focusing on specific topics instead of just having an open forum to chat, we thought you might enjoy a glimpse into one of our first sessions. We discussed self-care, or what is often referred to as a therapeutics of the self. We chatted about why it’s important – […]

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Team Meetings

Thoughts & Reflections

We thought we’d try to put together a different type of post, a post geared mainly towards teachers and schools, but perhaps also, inadvertently, towards parents. Here’s what we had in mind. We thought we’d share with you a brief glimpse into our weekly team meetings, which happen every Friday am before school starts. Yep, that […]

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Spotlight Lisa Trout

Spotlights

Lisa Trout is the new Head of School at Chesterfield Montessori School. We love her passion for this work and her enthusiasm for her new role. She is a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we loved learning more about her in this Spotlight. We think you will, too! Q: Can you tell us a […]

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Rushing to Judgement

Thoughts & Reflections

We work very hard not to judge the children. It is so easy to assume we know the whole story, to know why someone did something, that driver pulled in front of me without signaling because they’re a jerk, not because they’re having a hard morning; someone is taking a long time getting coffee because […]

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