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Category Archives: Ask a Montessorian

Help! Can you offer record keeping tips?

Dear Ask a Montessorian, I’m feeling overwhelmed.  I know that observation and record keeping are very important, but there is so much to do at the beginning of the school year.  I want to start off with good habits.  What do you recommend? My first year in a primary classroom was like my first day […]

Help! I didn’t do that in my training!

“Dear Ask a Montessorian, I’ve been teaching for five years with roughly the same staff.  Next year, two new leads and one new assistant will join our staff, and they are trained at institutes that are quite different than mine.  We’ve already had a few conversations that start with, ‘in my training, we don’t…’ and […]

My child wants to try veganism. What do you recommend?

‘Dear Ask a Montessorian, my Lower Elementary child recently shared that she wants to be a vegan like she’s seen her uncle and aunt doing.  I’m worried about her getting enough nutrition.  What would you recommend?‘  I share your concern regarding your daughter’s interest in becoming a vegan and meeting her daily nutritional requirements. It […]

Help! My child seems to be addicted to junk food.

My six-year-old daughter is addicted to sugar. From morning to night all she wants is junk food and sugary snacks. I find protein bar wrappers stuffed under her mattress. Help!!  This is the cry of many families these days – sugar, sugar, sugar. To quote Robert Lustig, author, pediatric endocrinologist, and Sugar, the Bitter Truth […]