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On Kindness

Adam Phillips is a masterful thinker of childhood. As a matter of fact, he may be one of the single greatest advocates, or rather, champions of childhood, working today. A trained psychotherapist and self-described evocative essayist, Phillips spent a decade at the Charing Cross Hospital in London, where he served in the capacity of chief […]

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Summer Camps

We’re committed to the idea that learning doesn’t just happen inside a classroom. Learning takes place everywhere! Whether that’s at the zoo, or on a farm, or in an artisan’s bakery, the joy that accompanies new discoveries is pure magic. This Summer, we’ll head out doors, embrace the charms that only the summer can afford, […]

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A New World And Education

In one of our favorite texts, published in 1947, Maria Montessori contemplates the future of education. There are at least three main points that she addresses: the new type of consciousness that will be required to take us in a new direction; the tasks by which such a method of education could be incorporated; and, […]

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Education from Birth

In an extract from a lecture first published in 1947, Maria Montessori lays out her vision for the future of education. At once reflective, dare we say optimistic, the text calls for a transformation in the way we think about childhood. Through a podcast exchange entitled Education from Birth, Bobby George and Charlotte Wood discuss […]

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Montessori Bead Chain

The Bead Cabinet is the stuff of magic. When a student first walks into the Montessori classroom, takes a deep breath and surveys the room, they are instantly drawn towards the beauty, simplicity and elegance of this seemingly magical material called the bead cabinet. Yet, what is it? Visually, it’s probably the most stunning activity […]

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