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This page contains resources pertaining to Teacher Education, Parent Education and School Promotion. The site is used by educators from more than 60 countries and averages about 1800 views per month.

The information is presented in three different formats: articles, videos, and transcripts from a weekly on-line Q and A chat room called Ask a Mentor. The information is organized by class level, audience, content, and format. Resources pertaining to more than one area are cross-referenced.

Of particular convenience is the search feature at the bottom of the page. You can type in any word and all content with that word will be listed with a brief excerpt to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Great Input Deficit

How the Communication Revolution is Teaching our Children to Remain Silent
By: Wendy Calise, Educational Director, Countryside Montessori School

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Communicate [Latin communicare – to share, impart, partake]. What do these wordshave in common? They involve giving or receiving, an exchange between people. The cornerstone of communication, that skill advanced to its highest form by the human race alone.

But, is it possible that amidst the most advanced technology for communication in the history of mankind – in a time when one man in Chad can communicate simultaneously with an unlimited number of people in an unlimited number of places in an inordinately short period of time – is it possible in the midst of this time that our children are becoming less adept at communicating?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mentor Transcript: Primary (Role of the Child in Class Management)

Primary: Role of the Child in Class Management (November 10, 2009) ClassManagewChildren.pdf

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mentor Transcripts: AYM (Transitions)

Ask a Mentor chat transcript from November 5, 2009.
AYM: Transitions

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Mentor Transcript: Elementary (Literature, poetry, journals)

Elementary: Literature, poetry, journals (November 5, 2009) Lit-Poetry-Journals.pdf

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mentor Transcript: Primary (Engaging the Child)

Primary: Engaging the Child (November 3, 2009) EngagingChild.pdf

Mentor Transcript: Toddler

Toddler: (November 3, 2009) ToddlerSession.pdf

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mentor Transcript: Elementary (Literature )

Elementary: Literature (October 29, 2009) LiteratureCont.pdf

Mentor Transcripts: AYM (Baking)

AYM: Baking (October 29, 2009) Getting Started.rtf

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mentor Transcript: Elementary (Literature )

Elementary: Literature (October 22, 2009) Literature 10_22.pdf

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What is Montessori?

By: Wendy Calise, Educational Director, Countryside Montessori School 

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I have been asked many times over the course of my life "Just what is Montessori anyway? I mean, in a few words or less." Seldom have I found a situation more personally frustrating. What are the few words that define and describe Montessori? I surely have not found them. In fact after attending a Montessori school for 9 years, taking two years of graduate study to teach it, and performing the task of teacher for an additional 6 years I still do not fully comprehend and appreciate Montessori in its enormity and entirety.