As part of our ongoing Montessori Education series, here’s a re-post of an article written in Fall 2011 by Jill Baxter, Parenting Learning Co-Coordinator of Inly’s Parent Steering Committee:
Practical life skills and Montessori principles—for preschool and beyond
At last week’s Parent Insight Event, Children’s House preschool and kindergarten teacher and Inly parent Lauren Vitali and Assistant [...]
Establishing Continuity Between Home and School
Link: Montessori at Home
Bringing Montessori principles into your home can be a valuable bridge to what your child learns at school. Here are some tips from the American Montessori Society on ways to build that connection:
Create an ordered environment.
Teach real-life skills.
Nurture inner motivation.
Link: Montessori at Home: The Prepared Environment
Video: Google Founders Talk Montessori
Here’s an oldie but goodie to kick off Montessori Week at Inly School. In this interview with Barbara Walters, the young founders of Google credit their success not to brains and business experience, but to their early years in Montessori school.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin met as students at Stanford University [...]
Teacher updates in the parent portals on the Inly website:
In the Toddler Class
Our week was so much fun! Our toddler friends enjoyed exploring pumpkins in a variety of ways. They were able to carry them from here to there, some heavy some on the lighter side, great for large motor skills [...]
In “Montessori Builds Innovators,” a blog post on the Harvard Business Review website, Andrew McAfee recently weighed in on the “Montessori Mafia” theory posed by Peter Sims in the Wall Street Journal. McAfee is a principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management.
McAfee begins by saying “There [...]