In today’s education system there seems to be more and more of a push towards the memorization of facts, formulas, and procedures. While this can be helpful (yes, you must memorize your multiplication facts!) we are living in a different age. We now have access to almost any and every piece of information we need […]

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As a kid, I loved playing word games.  I grew up playing Scrabble and Boggle with my mom, and for me the Sunday comic section was more about the crossword puzzle, hidden word search and Jumble than anything else. Whether it’s a board game, a paper and pencil creation or one of the many apps […]

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“The Potential of the Child is stunted when the end point of their learning is formulated in advance.” – Carla Rinaldi Children’s literature holds so many possibilities for open-ended explorations. As Maria Montessori stated, education is not something a teacher does, but a process which occurs naturally and spontaneously in any child. Enjoy sharing stories with […]

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Join a Community of Like-Minded Educators! We are thrilled to be offering the Art of Teaching workshop this spring—created with the specific needs of teachers and homeschoolers in mind. We are bringing together like-minded educators from around the world to learn and share new ideas and engage in important dialogue. The Art of Teaching will […]

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As a classroom teacher, I was always amazed at the opportunities my students had in the art room. Art was a vital part of the curriculum in the schools I was fortunate enough to work in. Children were given ample opportunities to recreate their life experiences and art was integrated into all areas of the […]

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