Weekend to remember

Children learn what they live. (Beautiful Sun Montessori)

I had this poem hanging on my wall as a child. Children Learn What They Live Poem by Dorothy Law Nolte

With your help ... Building the Pink Tower will be a documentary film that reimagines schools and learning through the lens of Montessori education. In a climate of concern and criticism about schools, Building the Pink Tower will remind us of what we want in education: eager learning, creative thinking, and collaborative work.

On The Future of Education- guest post on Building the Pink Tower documentary

skills in encouragement and constructive criticism - a Bad day can be a good teacher

Mindset for Moms - From Mundane to Marvelous Thinking in Just 30 Days // new ebook by Jamie Martin ---> Can't wait to read this one; it's moving to the top of my reading list!

Recommended by The American Montessori Society:  At a time when globalization and technology are dramatically altering the world we live in, is education reform in the United States headed down the right path? Are schools emphasizing the knowledge and skills that students need in a global society--or are they actually undermining their strengths by overemphasizing high-stakes testing and standardization? Are education systems in China and other countries really as superior as some people…

Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization by Yong Zhao

Montessori Mythbusters criticisms

Montessori Mythbusters – My Say

Thank you to everyone who shared their opinions on modern Montessori and some of the criticisms made against it. While I agree I could have found a better starting point; it generated conversation,…

Art postcards can be used as a fabulous Montessori curriculum for art appreciation. They work well at home or in the classroom and for a variety of ages.

Art Postcards: Montessori Art Appreciation for a Variety of Ages

Art postcards can be used as a fabulous Montessori curriculum for art appreciation. They work well at home or in the classroom and for a variety of ages.

Every time that CEO salaries of large companies are reported, there’s always a lot of hand-wringing, criticism of “excessive CEO compensation,” and the inevitable comparisons of rising CEO salaries to stagnant pay for average workers and how that fuels rising income inequality, etc. It must be that time of year again – “CEO bashing season” [...]

Every time that CEO salaries of large companies are reported, there's always a lot of hand-wringing, criticism of "excessive CEO compensation," and the ine

Erik Erikson, psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his human social development theories, was a Montessori student and trained as a Montessori teacher.

Erik Erikson, psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his human social development theories, was a Montessori student and trained as a Montessori teacher.

SparkNotes: Italian Renaissance (1330-1550)- a great summary site has information on Important Terms, People, and Events and a Timeline as well as analysis of Renaissance art, literature and politics.

SparkNotes: Italian Renaissance a great summary site has information on Important Terms, People, and Events and a Timeline as well as analysis of Renaissance art, literature and politics.

How to handle constructive criticism: the one attitude you must have

How to Handle Constructive Criticism

How to handle constructive criticism: the one attitude you must have

Kingsley Montessori School

Kingsley Montessori School- the hermit crab is GENIUS! I'm going to make that art adventure poster, laminate it, attach velcro so I can rotate the choices. Valenza did it, too.

Montessori Mythbusters: Is Modern Montessori a Scam? Have your say!

Is Modern Montessori a Scam?

As part of my Montessori Mythbusters series, I went in search of recent Montessori criticisms. I cam across Fabrics and Fun, who have a new series on why she believes Modern Montessori is a Scam.

Montessori Toddler 24 to 36 Months

Montessori Toddler 24 to 36 Months

Montessori resources, ideas, inspiration, and activities for older toddlers.

spoiled

Ten concerns about the ‘let’s teach them grit’ fad

The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting by Alfie Kohn

Springtime with the Masters Art lessons plus a free Hundertwasser handout

Springtime with the Masters Art Lesson Packet

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