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Montessori News for August, 2019

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From the Editor
An inspiring story featured this month is a modern day reflection of Dr. Montessori's legacy
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UNICEF recognizes Montessori school with prestigious award
UNICEF recognizes Montessori school with prestigious award
The Rocking Horse Montessori Nursery School, Caversham, Berkshire, received the ‘Rights Respecting School – Silver award’ from the international charity. The award recognizes schools that show commitment to promoting and realizing children’s rights and encourage adults and children to respect the rights of others in school.
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STEM grant to fund living laboratory in a geodesic growing dome
STEM grant to fund living laboratory in a geodesic growing dome
Oak Hill Montessori School in Shoreview, Minnesota received a grant that will turn its geodesic growing dome into a full living laboratory. The school received a $7,500 STEM grant through the Minnesota Independent School Forum’s STEM Program this spring.
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Bangalore Montessori school provides program for migrant workers' children
Bangalore Montessori school provides program for migrant workers' children
Each morning, a team from Diya Ghar picks up children of migrant construction workers from their settlements in Horamavu and Kalkere and brings them to their centre. After a wash and breakfast, they sit down to learn Math, English and Kannada through the Montessori method.
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Opinion: Why we need to drop the idea of the 'terrible twos'
Opinion: Why we need to drop the idea of the 'terrible twos'
Montessori educator and author Simone Davies of Amsterdam explains that toddlers' difficult behavior is a cry for help.
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Announcing the new CGMS Administrator’s Certificate
CGMS, long known for being the first accredited low-residency teacher certification program, is pleased to announce the new Leadership Credential, to launch on October 14, 2019. It will help school heads reach excellence, whether they be private, public, or charter schools.
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Ask a Montessorian
My child wants to try veganism. What do you recommend?
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CGMS Summer Webinar Series Continues
CGMS presents 'Review and Renew' webinar series continues August 1
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Residents at nursing home participate in monthly activities with children from nearby Montessori school
“...without even trying, the children bring certain residents out of their shells, with the result that they’ll happily join in with activities which wouldn’t normally interest them.”
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Scientific American: What Alfred Binet and Maria Montessori Can Teach Us about Intelligence
"Binet and Montessori did not work together or know each other, but they had striking similarities. They both held a deep belief that intelligence was a developed talent."
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Interview: What came first, the coworking space or the Montessori school?
Leaders of Nido Coworking of Durham, NC, spoke with The Montessori Post about their work.
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Guest contribution: How to bring art, beauty and relaxation into your space this summer
Montessori art educator and blogger Spramani Elaun explains, "Art making is relaxing and an excellent form of emotional therapy. These benefits aren’t just for kids; art can help you unwind too. "
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Boston Children's Hospital receives donation from Montessori students
By designing and making jewelry, students from Massachusetts’ Harborlight Montessori sold enough merchandise to raise money for Boston Children’s Hospital. Harborlight students learned to make special pieces of jewelry. They also designed a business plan, a name, a logo, pricing and more.
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Job Openings
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Chicago, Illinois
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Austin, Texas
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Fort Myers, Florida
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English-speaking Early Childhood Guide
Oaxaca, Mexico
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Lead Early Childhood Guide
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Junior High and Senior Elementary Guides
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Gambia, Africa
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