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Welcome to Montessori-Now

Montessori-Now.com has a new look! Collectively, we are a community that shares a commitment to children and to this amazing “system of education,” as Dr. Montessori took to calling it. Montessori-Now is about sharing our experiences as a Montessori educator, school leader, and an advocate in support of Montessori education with this dedicated community of […]

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A Sample Press Release for Montessori Week

Here is a sample press release for you to share your celebration of Montessori Week. You might want to add a paragraph about specific events or happenings being sponsored by your group to share with the public. Press Release Your Organization name announces Montessori Week Feb. 29-Mar. 5 by your contact person Date: City State- […]

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Montessori Education Is…

Put your logo here   Montessori Education Is… A comprehensive system of education with a research based, developmentally appropriate curriculum, specially trained teachers, and a uniquely designed “prepared classroom environment” for children at each stage of life from infant through high school. Montessori designed this system in response to her theory of child development and […]

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A One-page “Quick Read” on Montessori Education

As we think about ways to share Montessori education with parents, with state agencies, those who implement policy, and the policy makers, having a Quick-Read overview can lead to a more in depth conversation. Feel free to use this in your Montessori Education Week events- library displays, School Fairs, media contacts (Press, TV, radio), or […]

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The Heroes of Montessori

As another new school year begins~ To those of you to attend to any number of children at any age, all day, everyday and model peace, grace, courtesy and respect To those of you who are always on the lookout for that blossoming of concentration, for the spark of interest, for that teachable moment- and […]

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Montessori, meet QRIS

Returning from our recent presentation at the national BUILD Initiative conference, there is one BIG TAKE AWAY. QRIS  wants to work with MONTESSORI. http://qrisnetwork.org/conference/2015-qris-national-meeting/165-creating-qris-support-cultural-and-pedagogical-differences http://montessori-now.com/quality-rating-improvement-systems/ We had state agency people asking, “How can we include Montessori teachers and schools in our service delivery?” “How can we make the ECERS (the Early Childhood Environmental Rating scales- used […]

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The Montessori Teacher Professional

Montessori Teacher Preparation Programs (the policy talk term) across the country are starting new cohorts in the next week or two. This is an exciting time to be participating as a program director, an instructor, and, especially, a student. The opportunities for our Montessori community are many- more schools need more teachers; states’ Professional Registries […]

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What would Dr. Montessori say?

As we all know, Dr. Montessori devoted much of her adult life to the observation of children. She witnessed the Secret of Childhood which led to an understanding of the best supports for the child’s natural urge toward growth, development and independence. With these discoveries, she realized that to aid the child in his task, […]

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Welcome

Montessori NOW is by Montessorians for Montessorians. It is our goal to share information, resources, and guidance as we all work together to support and protect Montessori education. As we figure out how to take advantage of our opportunities, how to maintain high quality with accountability, and how we can share this philosophy of education […]

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