Are You Engaged?

2018-03-21T10:56:52+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Elementary, Faculty and Staff, Primary, Theory|

Engaged learning? What is it? Are the children and adults still engaged during the last weeks of the school year? Are they still interested? Still committed? Still involved? See what you think.   Interested?  Say, in the shaggy bark on the River Birch?   Committed---to helping us do things ourselves, [...]

Are You Learning Your ABC’s?

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Early Education, Theory, Toddler|

Are you learning your ABC's? They are important for learning to read. And are you learning to read? Oh, yes. . .   . . . we are in Toddler Community, where we are A) Asking Questions,   B) turning pages in a book,   C) clapping our hands [...]

Why Are You in Training Pants?

2017-11-14T22:22:38+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Theory, Toddler|

    Our teachers recommend Toilet Awareness, by Sarah Moudry, to explain how you can do this at home. A good resource for parents is Diaper-Free Before 3, a book by Jill M. Lekovic, M.D.  She explains how people have become independent in this way for generations, and how healthy it is. You [...]

Is it a True Story?

2017-11-14T22:22:39+00:00By |Classroom Stories, Elementary, Theory|

Is it a True Story? At the conclusion of the story about the Beginning of the Universe, The God Without Hands, the storyteller illustrates the cooling of Earth after a turbulent time of explosions followed by incessant rains. In Elementary, we find out about how things came to be.  Some things we were really [...]

Attention?—Yes, with Free Choice and Interesting things to do.

2017-11-14T22:22:40+00:00By |Theory|

"When you have solved the problem of attention of the child, you have solved the entire problem of education."---Maria Montessori addressing the National Education Association, Oakland, California 1915 It's said that someone asked Maria Montessori whether her school was "that one in which children do what they like," and, before she could answer, [...]