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Small Steps: Building a Children’s House (by Punum Bhatia)

“If houses for children do not exist, let us build them.” – Maria Montessori “Wouldn’t it be cool to have a school in a historic hangar?” I asked my friend. We have been driving around Lowry (the site of the former Air Force Base in Colorado, USA) for well over an hour, looking for a suitable site to open a preschool....

Bilingual – what is it and do we need it?

Let’s get the terms straight first. Bilingualism, what exactly do we mean by that? A bilingual person is someone who speaks two languages equally well. You can become bilingual by being born into a family where two languages are spoken. You can also become bilingual later in life, if you, for example, move to a foreign country, but also...

Montessori Leadership Master Course

March 30 is approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited that on this date we have the start of Montessori Leadership Master Course: “Transforming Self, Community and Society”, led by Kathy Minardi and a prestigious faculty team of co-trainers and presenters, including Sue Pritzker and Peter Davidson. Are you looking forward to it as much as we do?...

The Beginning of my Montessori Journey in Bilingualism

Like many Montessorians around the world, it was motherhood that led me to discover María Montessori, her theories of human development, curriculum and pedagogical practices. I was immediately impressed by the common sense character of her insights and conclusions. It often takes a true genius to identify what lies hidden behind “accepted wisdom” and the habits...

Adolescent Summer Camp 2020

Lead Montessori Conference is already known as a place where new projects and Montessori programs get created and boosted to life. Let us tell you about one amazing project that was born during Lead Montessori 2018, got much more supporters during Lead Montessori 2019, and now making it’s big entrance into 2020, calling out to Montessori...

Memories in a Pickle Jar

First, I must explain that the pickle jar was random.  A quick glance at a New Year’s resolution idea which grabbed my attention during a mindless scroll of Facebook became a year-long (but easy) project and the pickle jar just happened to be close at hand. I might have had a moment of contemplation about my love of Bubbie’s (pure kosher)...

Ebook “Building Montessori Schools to Last”

  Lead Montessori 2019 is over and we’re already thinking about the program for next year. This year’s conference was a big milestone for us, and we’re planning to make Lead Montessori an annual event where leaders of the schools can meet, share some ideas, gain inspiration, and simply Be for a while. We really loved that...

Values? Are we living it? Part 1.

Close your eyes and think for 30 seconds.  What are you values?  Name your top five. Integrity? Authenticity, trust, honesty, truth, love, community, empathy, endurance, responsibility, respect, communication, courage, freedom, discipline, commitment, friendship, flexibility, creativity, ambition, togetherness, cooperation, support? Anything else?  Now think of your everyday life.  Can you think of how you live your...

How to start the new school year well?

New school year started. Did it start well? How do you feel about it? Were you able to tie all ends and meet everyones needs? If you are a Montessori School Owner, Director or Administrator, this 30 minute free webinar by Peter Davidson will help you. It lists the most important steps which a School Head should not...

A new Montessori school in Romania

Hi. My name is Raluca and I’m from Romania. My journey in Montessori starts in Prague. And when I say that I refer also to the AMI Diploma course 3-6 that I graduated but also to the knowledge that I gained regarding how to open a Montessori school and to manage it. When I was in the second module of my...

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