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One Small Change

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. All of a sudden, the school year is right around the corner. There’s something really wonderful about the back to school season, even when you’re no longer in school. The changing seasons, the chance to reset, it’s like […]

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Learning Social Skills

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is founded on an idea that happy children are successful learners. It’s education of the Whole Child; not just focusing on academics but also on internal skills, like tenacity and problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, like patience and responsibility. It’s a bit of circular logic, though, as each of these aspects serves the other, benefits […]

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Saying “No” With Love

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. We try really hard to avoid saying “no.” It doesn’t feel good to say or to hear. Many of us grew up hearing no a lot and we didn’t like the way it made us feel (unimportant, silenced) […]

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Every Day Matters

Thoughts & Reflections

Montessori is unique among many early childhood settings in the emphasis on consistency. Montessori schools often offer, if not require, five days a week, even for very young children. Some schools offer part time, whether that be in the form of part of each day, or a selection of days throughout the week but, in […]

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Spotlight Haas Montessori Consulting

Spotlights

This interview is with Carolyn from Haas Montessori Consulting Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? Growing up, I often played school with my younger siblings. Both of my grandmothers were teachers (a reading specialist and a voice teacher), and somehow I always knew I would […]

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