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Spotlight Montessori-ish Mom

Spotlights

Christina Clemer is a Montessori student, educator, and mom. She blogs over at Montessori-ish Mom, and shares her beautiful story here. Enjoy! Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? I was lucky enough to attend Montessori school from preschool through eighth grade. It was a happy […]

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How Children Learn Vocabulary

Thoughts & Reflections

If you’ve ever been in a language class, you know how exciting and frustrating and brain-rewiring learning a new language can be. Arguably the best way to learn a language is total immersion, where the instructor rarely, if ever speaks in our native language, but instead is adept in repetition, careful acting-out, explanation of phrases […]

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Comparison

Podcasts

It would be so easy to say, we should never compare. Are there ever times when comparison serves us? Absolutely, though it’s more subtle than we realize. In fact, most of the comparisons we make, we might not even notice. We compare all the time. This versus that. Which apples are on sale? Which book […]

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Conferences

Thoughts & Reflections

We love conferences. We schedule conferences twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring, and look forward to talking with parents about the progress their child is making. We love this opportunity to sit down with the families of our mutually favorite people and gush about all the ways a child is thriving, […]

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Spotlight Suzanne Grennell

Spotlights

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? I was born in Ireland into a large, loving family that included my parents and four brothers. My early childhood memories conjure images of chasing my brothers through sprawling fields of fern, making tree huts and saving hedgehogs, the […]

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