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A Balanced Relationship and the Montessori Difference — By Bart Theriot

Parents wonder about the differences between Montessori and traditional daycare or preschool.  In fact, I recently saw a Facebook Ad from a national daycare chain attempting to favorably compare the differences between our method and theirs.  The comments revealed that parents understand Montessori a lot better than they did 20 years ago. Ultimately, I think […]

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Raising a Capable Adult — By Bart Theriot (Excerpt From Dr. Montessori\’s -The Montessori Method 1912)

A wonderful mentor told me on more than one occasion that no matter how many times you return to Dr. Montessori\’s words, you will find inspiration along with something you may never have considered before.   I don\’t do it nearly enough, but my mentor\’s advice was confirmed once again after reading just a few pages

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To Bring About Change, Start by Making a Difference (A Lesson from Sierra Leone) -By Bart Theriot

A man was walking on the beach one day and noticed a boy who was reaching down, picking up a starfish and throwing it in the ocean. As he approached, he called out, “Hello! What are you doing?” The boy looked up and said, “I’m throwing starfish into the ocean”. “Why are you throwing starfish

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Join Us For \”Welcome Week\” Feb. 22nd – 26th!

The Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene hosts “Welcome Week”! [contact-form-7 id=\”1889\” title=\”Welcome Week Form\”] Mon.-Fri., Feb. 22nd – 26th 8:30am-5pm The Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene in Ashburn, Virginia is trying something very different during this year’s open house season for a very good reason. They want their version of an “open house” to showcase

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What to Expect From Montessori Elementary (by Landon Smith and Susan Bennett)

“It’s like he’s a completely different person,” I once heard a father say about his elementary-aged son a few months into the school year. In his eyes, the quiet, organized, soft-spoken child of the past three years had been replaced by a noisy, messy, prone to tattling, boundary testing stranger.  I ensured him that while difficult for parents,

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