Bead Chain Cabinet

The Montessori Bead Chain

Visit any primary or elementary Montessori classroom and you’ll immediately notice a stunning display of colorful glass beads hanging in an open cabinet. Children (and adults!) are drawn to the

Read More »
a montessori prepared environment

The Montessori Prepared Environment

In Montessori, we talk a lot about the “prepared environment.” Really, though, this concept of a prepared environment isn’t limited to Montessori. In fact, from the earth’s biosphere offering an array of

Read More »
using positive discipline to help a child learn without feeling inferior.

Positive Discipline in a Montessori Way

We are often asked about how we handle discipline in Montessori. It’s a great question because we think differently about discipline. Ultimately, we want our children to develop self-discipline and to understand

Read More »
family celebrating holiday season outdoors

The Spirit of Giving

All too often the holiday season becomes about “stuff”–presents, decorations, more presents. How do we wean our children away from their focus on getting gifts and instead shift attention to the spirit

Read More »
child playing music at montessori school

Music the Montessori Way

Music. It helps us express ourselves. It expands our consciousness. It draws us together. Since ancient times, humans have relied upon music as a fundamental form of communication. Even today, we can

Read More »
wsm-adolescent

Meeting Adolescent Needs

As we adapt, learn, and exist in the world, we rely upon unconscious, innate drives that help us orient, explore, work, order, calculate, imagine, abstract, communicate, repeat, and self-perfect. In Montessori we

Read More »

Join our Open House on February 26, 2023