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Welcome to the MTIPS Resources Page

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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Updated Geography Command Cards Sold by AMI Trainer, Kay Baker

Tired of trying to figure our whether to order copper sulfate or cupric sulfate? In solution or granule? We recently ordered an updated set of Command Cards. They are well worth the investment. Download order form below.

Click here to download the order form:  Geography Command Cards

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' paper tells his story



I work at an online company that generates tens of thousands of dollars a month by creating original essays based on specific instructions provided by cheating students. I've worked there full time since 2004. On any day of the academic year, I am working on upward of 20 assignments.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Road to Potty Training is Paved with Good Intentions

By Wendy Calise

...Something that may surprise you is that learning about the toilet
starts first with simple awareness and can begin much earlier than most
realize. To start, babies can wear cloth diapers until they are
crawling, at which point they can then use underwear instead of
disposable diapers. Why? Because when a baby is wearing a cloth diaper,
the sensation of urination is something s/he can become aware of by
feeling the wetness...

Download the full pdf file here: The Road to Potty Training is Paved with Good Intentions

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Creativity Crisis

Again the genius of Montessori has been "discovered", or rather validated, by current research. Po Bronson, author of Nuture Shock, has written an article about the statistically measurable decline in creativity in American children over the last 50 years. Needless to say, a Montessori environment by nature holds the answers. I think that the article is good reading both as a staff exercise and for parents as another way to reveal just what it is we do so well.

Click here to read "The Creativity Crisis"

Friday, May 21, 2010

The All-Day, All-Year Montessori Community: A Place for Living at School

(At the conclusion of this article is a section that describes the process of 
bringing the parents along on this journey from the perspective of the 
administrative staff. See: “A Few Thoughts From an Administrative 

By Michele Aspinall 
Winter 2005

I am pleased to have another opportunity to share this story with you. I don’t claim to have a terribly “unique” story, but I found that when I was struggling to develop the all-year program at Countryside, it encouraged me to hear of others going through the same thing. I am also quite proud to retell it again and again because the story is not mine but instead it is the children’s story...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Teaching Today's Elementary Child: Is Anything New?

By Wendy Calise

...Think for a moment when the last time was that you heard the word mettle. The word itself seems almost to be one of the past. If the language has fallen out of use, what does that mean for the idea? Has mettle become obsolete? As I consider the challenges of the future, it seems unlikely. Yet the development of sturdy constitution in our youth is waning, and the children will not likely be the better for it...

...The father did his work; his son did his. I do not suffer the illusion that we can or should recreate one culture in place of another or somehow go back in time. But there is much to be learned. These children were astoundingly competent. They could do things. I wondered about their counterparts in America...

Download the full pdf file here:  Teaching Today's Elementary Child