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    How critical are "good" experienced guides to academic growth for the child in a elementary Montessori setting? Our public charter Montessori school hires guides with not much Montessori experience at all. Ours is also fresh out of college. Thankfully I had time to work with my child on math...
  2. Baby
    You want all the best for baby's first year--and Montessori toys are a great way to go! Here are five Montessori baby toys you'll want for the first year (and beyond)! When I began my teaching career, I fell in love with Maria Montessori. Dr. Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, scientist...
  3. Working and Student Parents
    Friends, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place, and I'm hoping you all could share how you would navigate this situation: Me: FT ND medical student LO: 16-month-old baby/toddler My school offers childcare in a small student-run setting. We brought LO there ages 3-7mos but after it...
  4. Toddler Health
    Hi! I'm new to the forum,my son is 20 months old and he's really an awesome boy! I want to make a Montessori-bed for him, and a large one (120x190cm) so that he will love to sleep there, and equally important, to wake up there. My question is - how do I choose the right mattress for him? which...
  5. Preteens and Teens
    Hi, Glad to be here. :smile: My first kiddo is graduating from a Waldorf school in the not distant future. I am looking for advice on supporting teens who move from alternative schools into mainstream high schools. Thus far the graduates form this school are doing really well - I am not...
  6. Montessori
    Hello, wise moms. I'm in a quandry of sorts and would love some good feedback and advice. My son, 4, is currently enrolled at both a Montessori school, as well as a Friends school. I love both, and signed him up for both because I didn't know what our schedule would look like next year. I...
  7. Montessori
    Hello! I'm wondering if anyone can weigh in the differences in the job market for either certifications. I have not been able to find any information online. I've been looking at various Montessori schools in the SF Bay Area and less than 10% of those will consider AMS-certified teachers. Is...
  8. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
    Hi everyone, Does anyone have experience with the Montessori schools in Boston and the South Shore? We're considering Thacher, Meeting House and Adams because they're the closest to us, but we don't have much info on them other than what they've told us and what we've read on their websites...
  9. Montessori
    <p>Where to start??</p> <p> </p> <p>Any tips on what are essential supplies, what can be made DIY, and any examples of what a "school day" should be like?</p> <p> </p> <p>My just turned 2 year old is very bright, and has been needing to be challenged. We're planning on home schooling, and I'm...
  10. Montessori
    <p>OK - I am trying to figure out if I am missing the whole Montessori thing here.  My to be 3 (in July) year old has had trouble adjusting in pre-school to dressing himself for outside play, so he misses outside time while being resistant to dressing himself.  Lately, he has been putting his...
  11. Montessori
    <p>As the name of this thread suggests, my husband and I are 26 weeks pregnant and have been planning a montessori-style nursery for our little one. My original idea was just a baby mattress on the floor. </p> <p> </p> <p>But, I just saw a mouse in my apartment. Never had mice before (or at...
  12. Utah, Arizona
    It looks like I am going to be accepting a new job in Salt Lake, and will be moving there with my husband and 18 month old son. (We live in Mesa, AZ now). My son has been in a Montessori school since 12 months, and has been thriving there. I would love to find a Montessori environment for him...
  13. Montessori
    <p>DS3 has been attending a local Montessori school for a little over a month. He has adjusted very well and seems to like the  environment. He is a happy, introverted three year old, who happens to be a precocious reader (about 1st grade level with pretty good comprehension) and...
  14. Montessori
    <p>Our local Montessori School just launched an incredible video that defines what Montessori is all about! Take a look:</p> <p> </p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p>Direct Link to Video: <a href="http://youtu.be/JJ8Emb0eUUU" target="_blank">http://youtu.be/JJ8Emb0eUUU</a></p>
  15. Montessori
    DS attends a Montessori school full time. We mostly love it but this week a couple things happened that have me a bit concerned. He got two bloody noses (two different days) & burned his finger & in all cases it seems he had to take care of himself & no one from the school informed me.<br><br>...
  16. Montessori
    Anyone want to show off any materials you've made? Inspire me.
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