Challenge: Dysregulation

  “Personal health is related to self-control and to the worship of life in all its natural beauty – control bringing with it happiness, renewed

Grace and Courtesy in a Post-Pandemic World

SEL or Grace and Courtesy Skills? Recently, I have been receiving several questions about SEL (social-emotional learning) programs as they relate to Grace and Courtesy

Challenge: Circle Behavior – Part II

The instructions of the teacher consist then merely in a hint, a touch-enough to give a start to the child. The rest develops of itself.

Challenge: Circle Behavior – Part I

By changing the center from the adult — and adult values — to the child, and his values, we should change the whole path of
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Getting on the Same Page

Now the adult himself is part of the child’s environment. ~ Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood Have you ever noticed how sensitive children are

How Do You Know It’s a Class Meeting?

An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual,

Doing Nothing, Really?

General surveillance and individual teaching, given with precision, are two ways in which the teacher can help the child’s development.  In this period, she must

Saying No…and Saying Yes

If we are among the men of good will who yearn for peace, we must lay the foundation for peace ourselves, by working for the

The Art of Listening…Really Listening

There is a part of a child’s soul that has always been unknown but which must be known. With a spirit of sacrifice and enthusiasm
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Challenge: Profanity

  The liberty of the child should have as its limit the collective interest; as its form, what we universally consider good (behavior). ~ Maria

Transitions: From Calamity to Cooperation

The teacher’s first duty is to watch over the environment, and this takes precedence over all the rest.  ~ Maria Montessori   Mia, a 4-year-old,

Making Amends: The 3 R’s of Recovery

  “Errors divide men, but their correction is a means of union.  It becomes a matter of general interest to correct errors wherever they may

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