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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.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Article for Parents and Schools: Gateway Parenting

Written by Head of School and MTIPS director, Wendy Calise, this article addresses the pitfalls of overprotective and over-involved parenting.

...How does that happen? How does a parent get to that point? I can assure you that we would not find among even the most hardened enablers a parent who would believe that he will be the one fifteen years from now to call a college professor. But some of you will. Because once you start doing for your children what they can do for themselves, there is a tragic feedback loop which receives from and expresses to both parties, parent and child. The less your child does for himself, the less you think he is able to do. The less you think he is able to do, the less he thinks he is able to do. The less he thinks he is able, the more convincing he becomes to you that he is not. I am feeling anxious just writing about it...

Click here to download article: Gateway Parenting 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Classroom Management: Lessons From Frank Kulle

Again, MTIPS staff author, Jennifer Rogers, has managed to recognize the profound in the deceivingly simple as she shares five lessons from one of her mentors.

Classroom Management: Lessons From Frank Kulle

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Screen Time and Childhood by Jennifer Rogers

Great Article for Parents about the downside of screen time written by a Montessori teacher using language that every parent can relate to.

...Good parenting has never been easy.  Bad parenting has never been easier.  Screen time seems like a safe, peaceful, educational way for parents to entertain their children.  Teachers of every age group know we will have to change our approaches to remain relevant and keep kids engaged in learning.  Good teachers of the world will continue to dream of every child reaching his or her potential...   

Download Article: Screen Time and Childhood

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sacred Second

Great article to inspire us through the occasional doldrums that mark even the best teaching careers. Primary teacher and author, Jennifer Rogers, exquisitely and uncannily captures our thoughts and reflections. Thanks to her for sharing it with us.

Sit beside a grandma with a hot drink, time, and a few good questions.  Ask her to talk about her grown children, what they were like at different ages, how they struggled, when they were frightened, confident, lost, successful.   Ask her what she loves about one of her children, and what drives her crazy.  Remembering will bring her great joy, even when the memory is sad...

Download Article: Sacred Second

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Transition From Infant Community to Primary

AMI A to I trainer, Judi Orion, wrote an article about the signs of readiness for the transition from  Infant Community to Primary. A great resource for teachers and schools.

Download Article: Transitions