“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

During times of adversity, this quote by Mister Rogers has offered comfort to many children (and adults). As we lo...

Our Beginners Division Leader, Becky Alukonis, sent this message to families as a resource during the COVID-19 crisis. We wanted to share this resource and make it available to anyone looking for advice on how to talk to children about the pandemic—and any other diffic...

It’s been a few years now since I presented at the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts Conference about using labyrinths as a tool for cultivating mindfulness in a Montessori classroom. Since then, mindfulness has continued to be a big part of the way I teach. I recent...

During this time of year, especially when it is cold and grey, wet and snowy, we may be thinking a lot of the warmer seasons and all the fun that we and our children can have outdoors. It’s so easy: just apply sunscreen and off we go. 

Fun in winter appears to be a...

“Going green” has evolved into a relatively recent phenomenon. It has taken many people by storm in an attempt to help the environment and hit “pause” on all of the damage that the human population has already done to planet Earth. This process is nothing short of comp...

During our work day, how often have we worked on a project and then thought, “I need to get up for awhile?” Often, that quick cup of coffee or stroll around the office is just what the mind and body need to reset for the next task at hand and have a productive day. Chi...

Do you know how to talk to your child about where babies are before they are born?  Are you comfortable answering questions about private body parts? What about broaching the subject of sex and sexual decision making?  These are topics that often make parents, and teac...

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