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S.T.E.M. in America

Ashly came across this article, very interesting take on the state of S.T.E.M in America.




The education system in America has been hijacked by the left-brain, convergent thinking Sputnik generation of leadership who fail to recall how imagination coupled with basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics was our country’s formula for success in winning the race to the moon.

The prescription to heal our underperforming education system led to the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 which has resulted in little reform and forced ...

Submitted by Mike on June 3, 2015

NBA Finals and Montessori

With the N.B.A. FInals tipping off this week, we thought it would be neat to share with you a bit about the reiging M.V.P. (Most Valuable Player) Steph Curry and his mother, Sonya Curry. Sonya is the head of school of a Christian Montessori School in Lake Norman. Check out the link to see a video posted on American Montessori Societ's Youtube channel to learn more about the Curry Family and Montessori. 

Good Luck in the Finals, Steph!

Submitted by Mike on June 2, 2015

Technology in Montessori

Many educators believe that the most important developmental stage in life is from birth to 6 years old. That’s when children learn language communication and discover what’s around them. But in this day in age, many toddlers know how to work an iPad before they can talk.

“I think it’s important for the children to connect with the real natural world before they connect with the technology world,” Surangi Widyaratne, the Town and Country Montessori director, said.

Surangi says it’s good to evolve the way we teach with the changes that come with time, but unlike ...

Submitted by Mike on May 31, 2015

Montessori in the Home

How to Create a Montessori Prepared Environment

Preschool & Kindergarten


The first undertaking of a Montessori teacher is to set up her classroom.  In Montessori the classroom is called the Prepared Environment.  Parents can also create a Prepared Environment at home. A Prepared Environment not only includes the physical materials, it also encompasses the atmosphere and the rules that govern the environment  (home or school).

Preparing the Environment

In the home or school for the child of this age, much attention must be paid to the safety of the environment.  It is a recognized fact that the child will ...

Submitted by joan on May 15, 2015

Anxiety and children

A look at some of the peaceful benefits of Montessori education.

Submitted by Mike on May 13, 2015

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