Nurturing Grandchildren the Montessori Way

Nurturing Grandchildren the Montessori Way: A Guide for Grandparents

In today’s fast-paced world, the bond between grandparents and grandchildren is more precious than ever. Embracing the Montessori approach to grandparenting not only strengthens this bond but also supports the child’s natural development. Montessori principles, which emphasize independence, respect for the child’s unique development, and a love for learning, can be seamlessly integrated into your […]

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how to manage your board so your board does not manage you

As the head of a private, Montessori, or other independent school, you are the driving force behind the success and smooth operation of your institution. A crucial aspect of your role involves working effectively with your school’s board of trustees (or directors). The relationship between school administrators and the board can significantly impact the school’s

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Montessori administrator is dealing with multiple projects at the end of the school year

EMBRACING THE END-OF-SCHOOL BUZZ: NAVIGATING TRANSITIONS AND BUILDING LASTING CONNECTIONS

As the school year draws to a close, the atmosphere is electric with the buzz of end-of-year activities and preparations for the next school year. It’s a time of transition, where we balance the demands of wrapping up the current academic year while laying the groundwork for the next. Amid this whirlwind, it’s essential to

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What are Best Practices for Moving Children from Level to Level?

One of the big debates in Montessori has been going on for ages… Transitioning students based on readiness during the school year or solely at the start of a new school year? Smooth transitions between levels in general are key to the success of a Montessori education, ensuring that children progress through each stage of

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Streamlining Success: The LEAN Approach to Administrative Processes in Montessori Schools – Part 1

In the intricate world of Montessori education, where fostering independent learning is paramount, efficient administrative processes play a crucial role in supporting the school’s mission. This blog post delves into the benefits of streamlining administrative processes in Montessori schools and explores the application of the LEAN methodology as a powerful tool for achieving operational excellence.

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Unlocking the World of Wonder: The Importance of Reading to Children

In a world filled with screens and distractions, there’s a timeless magic found in the simple act of opening a book and diving into its pages. As adults, we understand the power of literacy in shaping our lives, but what about our little ones who are just beginning their journey into the world of words?

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A woman is the chair of the board of a Montessori school. She sits at a round table with other board members as they conduct the business of the board.

Balancing Act: The Role of Montessori School Boards in Academic Oversight

Montessori education, with its child-centered philosophy and emphasis on individualized learning, has gained widespread recognition. Within the realm of Montessori schools, a pertinent question often arises: should the school board be intricately involved in academic oversight, mirroring practices commonly seen in Independent schools? This blog post explores the delicate balance required to harmonize the principles

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Benefits of a Montessori school

Montessori education is an educational approach developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 20th century. Montessori schools follow a unique philosophy and methodology that differs from traditional education. Here are some potential benefits of sending your child to a Montessori school: Child-Centered Learning: Montessori education is based on the belief that children are naturally

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The Advantages of Montessori Schools Powered by Cordelia School Management Software

What is a Montessori School? In the world of education, Montessori schools stand out as bastions of progressive learning, prioritizing individual development and hands-on experiences for children. This blog post aims to unravel the core principles of Montessori education and shine a light on Cordelia, a specialized software management program designed specifically for Montessori schools.

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