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05/19/17

Our school has had the honor of working with Dr. Kevin Rathunde and his colleagues from the University of Utah over the past year. Kevin is a celebrity in flow theory research and it has been a delight to be a part of his work. Flow is a state of joyous concentration in which the…

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01/02/17

Our friend Andrew Kutt, author, composer and founder of the Oneness Family School in Maryland, keeps in touch and comes often to our local Montessori gatherings lending his wisdom and talent. Since Montessori schools around the world vary in their affiliations and backgrounds, we have come to identify “authentic” qualities that we all strive for….

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04/28/16

Today’s parenting advice is vast and bewildering. Grandparents, teachers and doctors all have their opinions on what is best for the baby. Books, magazines and blogs add to the accounts of how to be a great parent. How can you sort out what is best for your baby? As your baby grows you will take…

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03/30/16

For the first time in human history, children are missing the chance to learn from one another. Dr. Ginny Trierweiler made this announcement at the recent national conference of the American Montessori Society in Chicago. She explained that children have always learned by watching others of various ages but because modern cultures tend to isolate…

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01/22/16

There is great excitement in the Utah Montessori community at the news that a Montessori high school will soon be opening in Salt Lake City. With the advent of Montessori charter schools throughout the state the availability of the Montessori method of education has expanded exponentially. Instead of each school reaching 30 to 100 families…

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10/20/15

The sun streams in around a child by the window plunking out sounds on the chimes. Although there is no discernible tune the sound is a musical background to the quiet bustle of the toddler class. Others are enjoying a snack they have helped to prepare, washing dishes, matching pictures and objects, painting and looking…

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02/24/14

I had the pleasure of watching a former student, Joss Christensen, win gold at the Olympics recently. I’d known this boy since before he was born. His parents, Debbie and JD, were among those Parkites who came to town to ski in the ‘70’s, met, married, found jobs and began a life here. Joss’s older…

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