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Category Archives: Ask a Montessorian

Help! What parent ed topics should I address with my Elementary students?

Dear Ask a Montessorian, I’ve been teaching Children’s House for quite some time and am excited to be entering my first year as an Elementary teacher next year. What parent education topics would you suggest for our Elementary families, especially when it comes to the home environment, screen time and academic expectations? Sharita, Des Moines, […]

Help! Sometimes I prefer not to discuss holidays in the classroom because I don’t want to exclude any students. What do you suggest?

Dear Ask a Montessorian, many parents that I have had over the years have varying expectations on holiday celebrations at school.  Sometimes I would prefer to not discuss any at school because I don’t want to exclude anyone in particular. What would you advise? –Don’t Want to Exclude, Newark, New Jersey Dear Don’t Want to […]

Help! A student’s challenging behavior seems unnoticed by her parents.  What should I do?

Dear Ask a Montessorian, I have a student who is showing some difficulty in the classroom.  She seems to have trouble choosing work, I observe her often bothering other students, and doesn’t fall into concentration easily.  Her parents often say that she loves school and concentrates well at home, and seem unwilling to discuss the […]