BOOK REVIEW | The Big Disconnect

Written by Maren Schmidt

The rate of change in our digital world confounds.

Published in 2013,The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, cites research from 2010, now over eight years old.  Eight years in digital time is ancient...

BOOK | Building Cathedrals Not Walls

Written by Maren Schmidt

Building Cathedrals Not Walls is a collection of ninety Kids Talk essays to inspire you in your work with children, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or other adult in the life of a child.

Cathedrals endure as symbols of vision and dedication...

BOOK | Understanding Montessori: A Guide For Parents

Written by Maren Schmidt

What is Montessori Education?

Montessori education more than anything is about understanding and aiding the natural process of child growth and learning.

The principles, methods, and materials used in Montessori education for over a hundred years...

The Deep Well Of Time

Written by Maren Schmidt

 I want to tell you about an important book. 

Michael Dorer’s, The Deep Well Of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom.

Human beings learn best through stories. 

As Montessori teachers we are asked to be storytellers of...