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Montessori For Moms

Montessori Programs: How they Differ from Traditional Programs

On August 15, I became a Montessori Mom. My two-and-a-half-year-old son started his first year in the Primary classroom.  His transition from grandparents/nannies/MDOs to a full-time school week has been a whirlwind. Even though I am also an administrator at his school, I was an emotional wreck during his orientation week. I wasn’t sure if […]

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Montessori for Moms : Motherhood and Mindfulness

Montessori For Moms :: Motherhood and Mindfulness

Recently, I took a course on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. On the first day, our teacher, Claudio Barrientos of the Mindful Center in Knoxville, asked us, “Why are you here?”  Calmly, he repeated, “Why are you really here?” Again, he quietly asked, “Why are you really, really here?”        I took the course because of my […]

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Montessori for the Summer

The sun shines past bedtime, the flowers and trees overflow the garden bed, and the pool water glistens in the light. The school year must be ending. Knoxville Montessori School certainly stayed busy all year. According to KMS’s Senior Primary Teacher, Valerie Kuéntz, students learned how to observe others, teach their peers, and direct themselves. […]

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Montessori for Moms

Montessori for Moms

As a working mom and mother of a 1-year-old boy, I often find myself obsessing over the details of my son’s experience at his nanny’s. I think about his socialization, diet, nap times and exposure to stimulation. When I transferred from a retail position to a new job at a Montessori school, my fascination in […]

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