November 20, 2020

Supporting Your Child the Montessori Way

These suggestions will help your child develop a love of learning and self-motivation, which is foundational to their continued growth: Follow the child in all things. […]
November 20, 2020

The Prepared Environment

In Montessori, a prepared environment means planning ahead to anticipate the needs of the child so that when the child begins work, they are successful. Here […]
May 31, 2017

Developing Self-Regulation in the Montessori Classroom

Self-regulation is often confused for self-control, discipline, or compliance. These words paint a picture of an emotional victory against stressful odds. A skillful self-regulating child, however, […]
April 6, 2017

Montessori Approach to Developing Good Sleeping Habits

Developing good sleeping habits is an important cornerstone in your child’s development.  We all know that sleep serves fundamental biological needs. However, the time spent before […]
March 20, 2017

5 Differences Between Montessori and Traditional Teaching

At Starwood Schools, we empathize with the challenges you may face as a parent in picking the right school for your child. If you are actively […]
February 8, 2017

Parent Observation: A How-To Guide

Dr. Maria Montessori once wrote: “Education is not something which the teacher does … it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. […]
January 19, 2017

4 Benefits of Mixed Age Groups in the Montessori Environment

One element of authentic Montessori schools that often surprises parents new to the philosophy is the schools’ use of mixed age groups. Instead of placing students […]
December 25, 2016

Tips for Talking to Your Child About the School Day

Many parents of children who attend public schools express frustration that their kids refuse to talk about the school day. Yet, parental involvement in education is […]
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