Discipline, Freedom and Limits

Discipline, consequences, and limits of a child’s behaviour are among the most contentious topics in parenting and education. In Montessori, they are viewed as inextricably linked to not just each other but, most importantly, to freedom and independence.

The Three-Period Lesson

Chances are, if you’re learning about Montessori, you have heard about the three-period lesson. But can you really define what it refers to?

Fundamental Human Tendencies

This article is the third in the Montessori Essentials series, which aims to cover key concepts of Montessori philosophy. These are the cornerstones of Montessori’s educational approach and concept of human development. Click the tag to explore the entire series!

Practicing Practical Life

The Practical Life curriculum is the easiest and the most rewarding aspect of Montessori in the home. Its flexibility, emphasis on culturally appropriate tasks and independence makes it perfect for anyone wanting their child to grow up confident and happy.

Toilet Training the Montessori Way

When and how to toilet train is a constant – and at times, contentious – debate among parents and families. Whilst I cannot promise the “correct” answer, below are the considerations and guidelines from a Montessori perspective.

What Makes a Good School

You understand the essentials, you are committed to a Montessori Education, you know your accrediting organizations  , and you are looking at schools. How can you tell you found the right one?

The Montessori Curriculum

Montessori schools don’t divide their school days individual subjects; instead, the students choose from individual lessons and exercises available to them throughout the day. So how is the curriculum organized?

The Montessori World

If you’re considering a September school start, now is the time to choose and visit schools – most work to finalize enrollment by the end of February. To assist you in understanding your options, here is a primer on the...

Who Was Maria Montessori?

Dr. Maria Montessori has distinguished herself, in her lifetime, as a doctor, psychologist, scientist, educator, writer, activist and advocate for children worldwide.

A Wish For Peace

“An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live.”