Parent Education

Montessori and Competition

Montessori and Competition

You may have noticed that in Montessori schools, we do not typically encourage competition between children.  Our lack of traditional grading is one obvious marker of this approach, but you will notice that the lack of peer competition threads itself pretty much... Read More
Creativity and Innovation in Montessori

Creativity and Innovation in Montessori

As we move into an unpredictable future it is becoming more and more apparent that we need to foster creativity and innovation in children rather than expect them to conform to predetermined standards.  Montessori education has been doing this for over a hundred... Read More
Montessori Basics: Freedom within Limits

Montessori Basics: Freedom within Limits

“Freedom within limits” is a phrase often used by Montessorians. What do they mean and what does that look like? Read on to find out… The Myth: Montessori schools let children do whatever they want. The children just play all day and the teachers don’t teach.... Read More
Montessori Basics: The Prepared Environment

Montessori Basics: The Prepared Environment

One of the most important elements of any Montessori classroom is the prepared environment.  Montessori educators put great effort and intention into making sure the classroom environment is organized in such a way that it invites children to learn and aids in... Read More
Living Montessori in the Summer

Living Montessori in the Summer

If you’re reading this, you’re likely: Sending your child to a Montessori school and totally dedicated to the philosophy, or Very curious about whether Montessori might be a good fit for your family. Either way, you can create a Montessori-style summer that will... Read More