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Author Archives: Monica Johnson

Help! How do I protect the 3-hour work cycle?

Ask a Montessorian, how do I protect the 3-hour work cycle? My school begins at 8:30,  but many students don’t arrive until 8:45 or 9 am, which gives them only until 11 am to work. Should I change my expectations of a work cycle, or communicate differently with the parents? –Nanci L. Hi Nanci, protecting the integrity of […]

How to avoid calling children from across the room

Dear Ask a Montessorian, I play several roles at my school, including teacher and administrator.   I have noticed that I am raising the voice in my environment and I am not being able to control it. When I notice that someone is using a material in the wrong way or something similar or disruptive, I […]