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Reflections on Gratitude and Giving

By Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher This time of year inspires many of us to reflect on how fortunate we are, on all of the things for which we are grateful.  As parents, we strive to teach our children a model of generosity and empathy.  However, this can be a... Read More

The Benefits of Arbor’s Adolescent Program

By Kim Taylor, Adolescent Guide Dr. Montessori believed that during adolescence “the individual child is becoming a new born social being who did not exist before…in this sensitive period he is prepared to take up his part in the social life of humanity” (Montessori,... Read More

Montessori: Education for Peace

by Cecilia Fernandez, Primary Teacher “If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.” -Mahatma Gandhi Have you ever wondered why Montessori is sometimes referred to as “Education for Peace”?  Surely it is not... Read More

Cosmic Education: The Great Stories in Elementary

By Becca Fernandez, Lower Elementary Teacher Ask any Montessori elementary child what they did on the first day of school and you are likely to hear, “We blew up the volcano!” Indeed, a bit of baking soda, some red paint, and a splash of vinegar is the highlight of... Read More