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I’m Bored

Thoughts & Reflections

It’s summer. Even when we love school (which we absolutely do!), summer still has this magical appeal. Maybe it’s the long days, maybe it’s the sunshine, maybe it’s sandals and swimming and sand, but it really just is a wonderful time of year. We set goals, like a nap every day and making this the […]

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Spotlight Montessori on Mars

Spotlights

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? Until a few years ago, I’ve lived near a street called Montessori Lane (Manila, Philippines), where a huge Montessori school sat on the entire stretch of the street. When I was younger though, I thought Montessori just meant “school” […]

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The Worry

Thoughts & Reflections

If parenting had a job description, “worrying” would probably top the list. From worrying about the what-ifs to wondering every three minutes if a child is still breathing (yes, they are. How about now? Phew.) to concern when they’re off at college and beyond, there’s near perpetual worry. Am I doing enough? Am I doing […]

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Montessori Summer — Space

Podcasts

This summer, we’re reminded that Montessori lives outside the walls of the classroom, Montessori is a philosophy, Montessori is a lifestyle. We’re highlighting one way each episode of the podcast (did you know we have a podcast? Click here to subscribe through iTunes, or listen at the bottom of the post!) to bring Montessori home. […]

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Spontaneous Kindness

Thoughts & Reflections

We want children to be kind. It’s behind all our attempts to have children apologize, or adult-directed sharing. We want our children to exhibit empathy, to be Woke, to see Self in the Other — we want to see spontaneous kindness. But how do we teach empathy? If it’s not through “making” children act in […]

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