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The No-Stress Conference

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, listen here or subscribe on iTunes. As fall turns toward winter, the school year settles in, and we prepare for conferences. Students from preschool through high school have been working for several weeks, and educators have gotten to know their students — their aptitudes and challenges, not just what […]

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Benign Neglect

Thoughts & Reflections

We’re hard-wired to help children. We wouldn’t have survived long as a species if we weren’t. We recognize That Cry in the midst of all other noise. A whispered, “Mom?” will wake one from the deepest slumber, when a telephone ringing or doorbell doesn’t. We will literally do anything for our children — the food […]

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Why We Use Sounds in Montessori

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. There’s any number of things that are different about the Montessori philosophy when compared to another early childhood education setting, or even an elementary school. One of those differences is the use of letter sounds rather than letter […]

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Spotlight The Male Montessorian

Spotlights

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams? My name is Sid Mohandas. I’m a Montessori educator, teacher trainer and the founder of The Male Montessorian (TMM). When I first started working in the Casa many years ago, it quickly became apparent that I was amongst the […]

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5 Ways to Celebrate Fall

Podcasts

For a podcast of this post, scroll to the bottom of this page or subscribe on iTunes. Every season is someone’s favorite, and though this one is always a harbinger of winter cold, it’s a frequent favorite, always in the top four. Pumpkin spice season, football season, soup season. Thanksgiving in multiple countries, Halloween and […]

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