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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.

Friday, December 14, 2012

What do Pdiddy SergeyBrin and Peter Drucker have in common?

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This is a really well-written article about why Montessori is so important for the future of America's economy. Great for parents to read. Thanks to Daniel Petter-Lipstein for bringing it to our attention.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daniel Pink interview with author, Paul Tough

Early last week best selling author Daniel Pink hosted another best selling author, Paul Tough, on his Internet Broadcast talk show, Office Hours. Paul Tough is the author of the recently released book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

I was fortunate enough to be selected to ask a question live on the broadcast and extoll some of the benefits of a Montessori education. Daniel Pink, a fan of Montessori, then went on to talk more about the qualities of a Montessori education. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Respect More Crucial Than Love

Provocative article about love and respect in parent child relationships. I don't always agree with Peter Gray, but I do appreciate his perspective and think he is right on with this post.

In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial Than Love

Monday, August 6, 2012

Raising Successful Children


Great NYT article for parents. Simple, straightforward, brutally honest. Powerful combination. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Lessons of Mealtime

Nice article from the NYT reminding parents of the opportunities during meal time to help our children understand our values and to share many important aspects of social life. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Making the Best of Parent-Teacher Conferences: Eight Tips for Success for Teachers

A Companion Article for Teachers about Parent-Teacher Conferences to help make parente communication more successful. Written by Wendy Calise, Head of School at Countryside Montessori School and Director of MTIPS.


Making the Best of Parent Teacher Conferences: Eight Steps to Success for Parents

Great article to give to parents as they prepare for parent teacher conferences. Written by Michael Thompson, Ph. D., author of Raising Cain.

Making the Best of Parent Teacher Conferences: Eight Steps to Success for Parents

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ten Big Ideas of School Leadership

Great article about school leadership by Principal of King Middle School in Maine, Mike McCarthy. Easy read. Definitely worth the time.

Ten Big Ideas of School Leadership