Pathways Through Kindergarten
Over 20 years of working with parents in Montessori, teachers come across recurring patterns in both child and parent behavior. Some of these patterns lead to such challenging situations that we end up spending a great deal of time and … Continue reading Unintentional Parenting Patterns That Lead Down the Road to Nowhere — By Bart Theriot
In our parent handbook, you’ll find the following thought: “Always assume that confusing or concerning information your child shares about the day is his/her best interpretation of the facts and may not be completely accurate. What you hear may also … Continue reading Is That REALLY how it happened? — By Bart Theriot
Most of us are familiar with the idea of a standard upward sloping learning curve. As time progresses, growth increases toward a relative plateau. As parents, in height, weight, math, reading, or anything else that can be tracked, we assume that … Continue reading Non-linear Education — By Bart Theriot
Why Montessori? There’s so much to love. Here are 10 quick things we love abount this unique method of educating children.
Allowing our children the freedom to take small risks and the opportunity to learn from them.
Our values, what we think and know all come from our own unique ecosystems. Can we change our minds when we are wrong?
Building better humans is what we do, but knowing it is being done the right way is not as simple as writing a report card.
Dispelling the “Lord of the Flies” myth. When given unstructured time in the woods, our students not only learn, they care for each other, too.
It has been two months since we returned to our classrooms. We knew this wouldn’t be easy and there are likely more challenges ahead, but we are proud to have taken a measured step forward at a time when other … Continue reading Two Months in, MAB Teachers are Finding Their Way