Category: Teacher Talk

  1. Time well spent

    In all honesty I don’t watch a lot of television, mainly because I don’t have cable but also because Netflix is enough for me. However, the other day I was watching television with my friend and saw the new LEGO commercial. When it first started I thought¬†how much it sounded like the Montessori philosophy of… Continue Reading »
  2. Apps for kids

    No matter where you go these days you are going to see children using some type of electronic device. It is part of our culture to allow our kids to play with phones or tablets to help keep them entertained. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with this – I totally get… Continue Reading »
  3. Why Read?

    Almost every day after nap time I have my students sit on the rug while I read to them. We have currently been reading Jack and Annie books and they LOVE them. We read for about 30 minutes while the students are able to not only listen but also answer questions and predict what will… Continue Reading »
  4. A Day in your child’s shoes

    I am on a bunch of groups for Montessori¬†teachers around the world. Recently we spoke about how we wish there was a way that parents could see the their child in the classroom environment without distracting the child from their work. As you all know here at ADM it is really hard to sneak in… Continue Reading »
  5. Give a little grace

    Quinn posted this the other week on the ADM Facebook page and I really thought it was awesome so I also wanted to share it! “So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods or bad days. We expect them to be in complete control of their emotional… Continue Reading »
  6. Positive Discipline at home

    Since starting here at ADM I have continued to grow and learn daily. One thing that was the most interesting thing for me to learn about was the concept of positive disciple. It was something that I had never heard of until starting here and I was lucky enough to go to a workshop that… Continue Reading »
  7. Teal Pumpkin Project

    Here at ADM we have a strict “no outdoor food” rule due to the number of students with food allergies. As a teacher I am always aware of what I am eating and making sure that I wash my hands before I come into the classroom and after eating food. With Halloween just around the… Continue Reading »
  8. Helping hands

    One of the obvious benefits of sending your child to a Montessori school is the mixed age group classes. The younger ones are able to look to the older ones to see what to do and how to act and the older ones are able to become leaders and teachers of materials in the classroom…. Continue Reading »
  9. What you won’t see in my classroom

    Today I wanted to spend some time talking about a misconception about Montessori and its view on fantasy. Some people may think that since there is no dress up in my classroom that I am stifling my students’ creativity. In truth I am just giving them the chance to express their creativity in different ways…. Continue Reading »
  10. Preparation for writing

    As the school year has gotten back into full swing I have taken the time to really look back and think about what I want to do better when it comes to my classroom. The one aspect of the curriculum I felt that I needed to amp up was my handwriting materials. I helped my… Continue Reading »