Covington Community Montessori Takes Flight During a Pandemic

Opening a new school during a pandemic seems crazy, but for Community Montessori in Covington, the timing was perfect.Sarah Stankorb -June 1, 2021 Outside the old First United Methodist Church on East Fifth Street in Covington, which is now the new Community Montessori school, there’s a delicate string of pendant flags wrapping the black iron fence. On them…

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Drawing Inspiration from Montessori During the Pandemic

Maria Montessori designed her philosophy during some of the most politically volatile times in history. Maria Montessori overcame adversity and supported children and educators through this difficult time. This beautifully written article by: Punum Bhatia “Drawing Inspiration from Montessori During the Pandemic” talks about Maria Montessori’s history and adaptations she made through her difficult journey…

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Xavier University Montessori Institute Professional Development Workshop – Mindfulness for All

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Joseph Building, Xavier University, 1024 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 Presented by Brandt Smith, a certified mindfulness instructor with experience teaching mindfulness to over 1,000 students, teachers and parents, this workshop is designed to be suitable for a wide range of interest and experience with mindfulness.…

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Why is My Child Scrubbing Tables – Again? The Montessori Practical-Life Curriculum

When I first visited a Montessori school 24 years ago, I was intrigued by a young boy washing dishes. I watched as he scrubbed each item with intense concentration, then rinsed and dried. He was oblivious to the activities occurring around him. His intensity and concentration were appealing, especially in such a small child.

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Educate or Accommodate? Montessori at a Crossroad

By: Crystal Dahlmeier Several years ago, while researching children’s understanding of place value in both Montessori and non-Montessori environments, I made a surprising discovery, but not about math! As I worked with the children, I observed that the children in Montessori environments responded to my questions with assurance and confidence (even when they were wrong).…

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