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Does education have a future?

Posted by on 20 May 2016
Does education have a future? That is the question that guides the film project that Jan Selby and I embarked on several years ago. Now we are in full swing, working to bring to life the beautiful stories we are discovering about what Montessori education has to offer our shared future.
We’ve come a long way since the first spark of inspiration to make a film that tells the story we have experienced through our own children. Read More.

The Power of Observation, the Emergence of Story

Posted by on 07 June 2015

As a parent, one of the things I learned early on from my children’s Montessori school was the importance of observation in the Montessori method. On my first visit to a classroom I was instructed to quietly go to a chair in the corner of the room and simply sit and silently observe. I was not to interact with children, except to nod politely.  In an elementary classroom, I could respond graciously to an offer of tea. The children hardly noticed me, but as I became comfortable with my own stillness and quiet, I noticed them more fully. Read More.

Montessori Works

Posted by on 08 May 2014

We had a multi-purpose visit to Dallas several weeks ago and we are still processing all that we learned. First, we attended the annual American Montessori Society (AMS) conference which provided an incredible opportunity to connect with multiple educators and leaders working to make Montessori education more accessible to children everywhere. Then, we visited two innovative Montessori programs in the Dallas area. Read More.

The Montessori Community is Building a Pink Tower -- and a Movement

Posted by on 03 December 2013

We did not know what the week would bring. Thanksgiving in the middle of our Indiegogo campaign could very easily have broken up the momentum for reaching our goal. Could the vision for Building the Pink Tower compete with the much-deserved rest and distraction of family, food, and football?

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