Listen in to learn about Montessori education and discover how you can apply Montessori principles at home. Designed for parents but available to all we cover topics from choosing a school to supporting children develop healthy relationships with their peers and siblings.
Episode 8: Infant Nutrition and Weaning
This week I get to learn from the amazing Bianca Solorzano about infant nutrition and weaning. Bianca is an Infant Head Teacher I have had a pleasure of knowing and working with for the last several years. She tells me all about the fascinating lives of infants and offers tons of great tips and information.
Episode 7: Lower Elementary Part 2
Welcome back to our series on Montessori Lower Elementary. In this episode I have a conversation with Head of School and Elementary expert Letty Rising.
Episode 6: Workshop Debrief
A brief break from our Lower Elementary series, in this episode I catch up with friend and Toddler guide Kyoko Uchida and we discuss a Montessori Northwest workshop on joyful student engagement we attended in San Fransisco. For more information, including fantastic workshop opportunities for teachers, parents and community members, please visit montessori-nw.org/workshops-events/.
Episode 5: Lower Elementary Part 1
On this episode I interview Dr. Eric Daniels about childhood development during the Lower Elementary years, what makes a good student and what he has learned working with students of all ages. Dr. Eric Daniels is currently a Head of School and has over 12 years of experience in education.
Episode 4: Montessori at Home
On this episode I have a conversation with educator Jesse McCarthy about how he discovered Montessori and how families can implement Montessori philosophy at home. Jesse has over 12 years of experience as an educator and started working at LePort back in 2004 as a teacher. Since then he has worked as a principal, curriculum developer and has designed programs to for employee and program enrichment. You can find his writings at mariamontessori.com and follow his blog at jemslife.com. Also mentioned is the work of Haim Ginott who you can learn more about here. You can now subscribe to Montessori Moment on iTunes! Find all our previous episodes and have new episodes download automatically.
Episode 3: Sibling Rivalry
This week I interview my esteemed colleague, Carmen Calvo, about sibling rivalry. As a Montessori guide with over 20 years of experience with children from 0-12, Carmen shares her strategies for how to best support children who are experiencing jealousy or feeling competitive around their siblings (or friends). We discuss the negative feelings that can grow between siblings and how to help foster healthy relationships. Please feel free to comment in with your questions or topic suggestions. Thanks for listening!