FREE WEBINAR | Creating Your DREAM Community

Written by Maren Schmidt

Are you a school leader concerned about building your ideal school community?

FREE WEBINAR: How To Be A Better Observer

Written by Maren Schmidt
  • Have you ever wished for the proverbial teacher's eyes in the back of your head?
  • Do you want to help children overcome their learning obstacles?

Observation is the skill to help you become more a more effective teacher. 

The Art of Observation

Written by Maren Schmidt

One of the key principles of Montessori philosophy is observing the child involved in a self-selected activity, which Dr. Montessori referred to as “work.”

To observe, we should make sure that the children we are observing have something...

Understanding The Three-Hour Work Cycle

Written by Maren Schmidt

Tired and agitated, Sara got ready for bed. What had happened to the day? She had woken up fresh that morning, ready to have a productive day.

During breakfast, Sara's assistant had called to alert Sara that she wouldn't be in to copy the reports...