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So Many Things…..

So Many Things…..

I am one of those people who never stops thinking.  I go to sleep and even dream my thoughts.  It is mind numbing at times and also frustrating because they ARE great ideas…..but, I never seem to be able get them rolling into something tangible.  **sigh**. This...
Useful Phrases……

Useful Phrases……

  I often have problems coming up with responses to my children when they are showing me a work they have done, or perhaps I need to re-direct them but am short on kind, but firm words.  This is a great start to get those phrases in your head so that they are...
Focusing on the Eyes

Focusing on the Eyes

Sometimes there is more than meets the eye….or “eyes” in our case.  This is exactly what my experience has been with a smorgasbord of evaluations that my son has been through trying figuring out how all of his pieces fit together and are interacting...
The “Meh” List

The “Meh” List

David Ayer from The Montessori Observer wrote a post regarding the New York Times Magazine “Meh” list. I don’t know about anyone else, but it is getting a little disheartening that I come across negative comments/definitions of Montessori on an almost daily basis.  I...
Forming Foundations

Forming Foundations

This video is an excellent brief overview of a Montessori approach to education.  It is my firm belief that education is a life long journey and that without the proper foundation we can never achieve our individual full potential that we were created for.  Education...