Podcast by White Paper Press
Episode #9 -- Dr. Jan Macvarish
Dr. Jan Macvarish is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies at the University of Kent in the UK. In this episode she discusses her latest book Neuroparenting: The Expert Invasion of Family Life and the unintended consequences of this invasion.
Episode 8 - Sarah Moudry
A discussion with Montessori trained teacher, mother of three, designer, and entrepreneur Sarah Moudry. We discuss Montessori, and her work as a parent educator. But best of all, Sarah gets on her toilet learning soap box for us. You've never heard anyone talk about potty training the way Sarah does. It's simply inspiring.
Episode #7 - Teacher and Parent Perspectives of Montessori
In this episode, Dr. Laura Flores Shaw talks with two Montessorians, Bonnie Deigh - a former Montessori teacher - and Aki Koh - a Montessori parent - who met in college at MIT. We discuss Montessori math, the importance of the third year of the primary, the myth of the Montessori utopia, and testing, among other things. Listeners get to hear the perspectives of a teacher and parent in one conversation.
SMP Episode #6
A conversation with Margaret Whitley, executive director of Montessori Academy of London in Ontario. Having been a Montessorian for 50 years, Margaret has had lots of opportunities to experience Montessori within a wide variety of roles. In this episode she shares her insights from these various roles -- insights from which Montessori parents, teachers, and administrators can benefit.
SMP #5 - Trauma
Pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Jayme Jones discusses children and trauma.
SMP #4 - The Science of Sleep
Clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer L. Martin discusses the science of sleep. She provides concrete things parents can do at home to foster healthy sleep not just for their children, but the whole family.
Time markers for this episode:
Why is sleep so important (2:00)
Sleep and postpartum depression (6:30)
Moral vs. scientific view of sleep and sleep training (8:30)
Shifting the conversation to healthy sleep habits for families (18:00)
Older children and sleep (25:30)
Morally judging adolescents & recommendations for school start time (35:00)
Very informative on a topic that is on many Montessori parent's minds--the transition to conventional school.
Looking forward to more SMP podcasts in the future. This is a great start.