At the beginning

“To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.”                                                      ~Maria Montessori At the beginning is a good place to be. What […]

What’s “extended day”?

“The things he sees are not just remembered; they form a part of his soul.”                                      ~Maria Montessori On the day I wrote this blog post, in the spring of 2013, we had just finished The Indian in the […]

Grace and Courtesy

“What is social life if not the solving of social problems,  behaving properly and pursuing aims acceptable to all? ~Maria Montessori “Grace and Courtesy” is the traditional Montessori term for all the aspects and details needed to live and work together every day in relative peace and harmony.  It involves an extended process of development […]