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 … Continue reading Raising a Capable Adult — By Bart Theriot (Excerpt From Dr. Montessori’s -The Montessori Method 1912)
Montessori Pathways Through Kindergarten — With Bart Theriot and Robin Mix-Brundage
Pathways Through Kindergarten
Unintentional Parenting Patterns That Lead Down the Road to Nowhere — By Bart Theriot
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
Is That REALLY how it happened? — 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
Non-linear Education — 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
10 Reasons to Love Montessori — 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.
The Value of Minor Risks — By Bart Theriot
Allowing our children the freedom to take small risks and the opportunity to learn from them.
“That’s Just How I Was Raised” – By Bart Theriot
Our values, what we think and know all come from our own unique ecosystems. Can we change our minds when we are wrong?
How Do We Know It Works? — By Bart Theriot
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.
Nature’s Lessons Are The Best Lessons – By Bart Theriot
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.