The Practice of Observation – #1

Quickly!  Describe 10 things you saw on your way to work this morning! If you’re like most of us, you can come up with  maybe five or six – but the rest of the trip is probably a blur.  After all, you’ve done it so many times that you could do it in your sleep, […]

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“Superparenting: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child” by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Peter S. Jensen, M.D.

Even if your child does not have ADD, “Superparenting for ADD” is a must-read for parents of young children!  The introduction alone is well-worth your time. Though I’m dating myself for sure, reading “Superparenting” reminded me of a song in the Rogers & Hammerstein musical My Fair Lady.  The song was titled “How to Handle […]

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Trevor Eissler’s “Montessori Madness”

Maria Montessori felt that the future of the world rested in the hands of the children. Trevor Eissler’s new book, “Montessori Madness”,  has arrived on the scene at a time when many of us are questioning how well we are preparing these children who will determine our future.  Are we educating happy, responsible, compassionate, and […]

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You Mean I’m Not From Ohio?

Once upon a time, a father took his five year old son out on the lake to catch some fish.  It was a beautiful day and the father was delighted to have some one-to-one time with his  son – that is, until young Bobby – out of nowhere – suddenly asked THE QUESTION:  “Daddy, where did […]

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Montessori Benefits…..

Through my school consulting work, I’ve had the privilege of meeting  a number of teachers – better known as Guides or Directors/Directresses –  who themselves attended Montessori schools as children.  It’s fascinating to hear them describe something I can “know” only intellectually! When I ask them how they benefitted from their experience, their answers are […]

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Montessori: A Brief History

Remember when Jay Leno hosted the Tonight Show and one of his funniest routines (in my opinion) was to ask people on the street random geography questions:  Where are the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?  How many oceans are there?  What is the third planet from the sun?  Sadly, people were often clueless when it came […]

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