Montessori Basics

Montessori Basics For Parents by Tim Seldin   What makes Montessori different? The Montessori approach is often described as an “education for life.” When we try to define what children take away from their years in Montessori, we need to expand our vision...

The Essence of NewGate’s Secondary Montessori Program

These are the essential characteristics of our secondary Montessori program: 1. We allow for individualized pacing where possible and appropriate. 2. Our program allows students ample opportunities, interwoven throughout the curriculum, to move around and work with...

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically teenage behavior is caused by the growing and...

102 Steps to Parenting The Montessori Way

Read about Montessori education and philosophy and how it applies to your child. As a start, read Tomorrow’s Child. We also recommend our books The Montessori Way and How To Raise An Amazing Child. Purchase a copy of The Michael Olaf Catalog(s). These wonderful...

Montessori Builds Innovators

by Andrew McAfee Harvard Business Review (JULY 25, 2011) This piece was published a few years ago, but it is such a concise summary that I thought it worth sharing again. There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy,...

Characteristics and Philosophy of Secondary Montessori

Characteristics and Philosophy of Secondary Montessori Programs The Montessori approach to learning is the educational framework for the content and structure of the curriculum, as well as the policies and procedures in our Upper School/Secondary Program. The...

Jeff Bezos of Amazon pledges major gift to Montessori

Characteristics and Philosophy of Secondary Montessori Programs  The Montessori approach to learning is the educational framework for the content and structure of the curriculum, as well as the policies and procedures in our Upper School/Secondary Program.  The...

Will the real Montessori please stand up?

by Jackie Mader When schools slap the ‘Montessori’ name on their buildings, parents often don’t know what they’re getting. Austin, Texas — Mallory Foster was relieved when she, her husband and her stepson’s mother agreed that a local Montessori...

How to Help Your Child Learn How To Learn

by Tim Seldin Your Child’s Brain – Executive Function Skills Executive Function skills are the mental processes that enable us to solve problems, plan, focus attention, remember instructions, organize, and complete multiple tasks successfully.  Brain...