2014 NewsArticle: Posture and Cell Phone Usage
Globe and Mail - Here is an interesting article on the physical problems that can arise when using heads down posture for texting on your cell phone. Good food for thought for all ages!Excellent Refute of Bill 10 in Ontario Parliament - Montessori is Mentioned
Video: Excellent Refute of Bill 10 in Ontario Parliament - Montessori is Mentioned - by Lisa MacLeod, MPP for Nepean-Carleton and former education critic for the PC's.Article: Auditor General's Report on Daycare Inspections
Here is an article from the Toronto Star regarding the Auditor General's report on the problems with daycare inspections and follow-ups, especially at high risk centres.
Video: Imagine a World where Every Child Thrives!
A shorter online video by Dr. Adele Diamond. Imagine a World Where Every Child Thrives! Adele Diamond would love to reach as many folks as possible – with the goal of helping more children thrive and of having more sensible policies for children.
Video: Turning some ideas on their head - by Dr. Adele Diamond
New TEDx West Vancouver ED Talk - Montessori is referenced at approximately 4 minutes 40 seconds into the video. CCMA Media Release - December 4, 2014
Childcare Modernization Act jeopardizes Montessori education in Ontario. Montessori community urges the province to amend recent legislation
to ensure Ontario families have a choice in the education of their children.
Bill 10 Jeopardizes Montessori Programs for 3 to 5 year olds in Ontario
CCMA Letter - December 1, 2014 - On Why Bill 10 Jeopardizes Montessori Programs for 3 to 5 year olds in Ontario News Clip: Full Day Overcrowding
Link to CTV News clip on Full Day Kindergarten OvercrowdingArticle: How Schools are Stifling Creativity
How schools are stifling creativity from Mind/shift magazine - KQEDArticle: The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning
How to encourage creativity in children from The Courier Mail - Brisbane, New ZealandArticle: Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests
The latest from Alfie Kohn, "Why the Best Teachers Don't Give Tests" from the Huffington Post. Video: Montessori and Education Reform
This video is from the "Ted Talks" about Montessori and education reform. Article Blog: Classroom Ratios
A blog from Montessori Forward about classroom ratios. Article: Montessori Class Sizes
Here is an article from the Huffington Post with an interesting viewpoint on Montessori class sizes. Article: Differences in Daycare Costs across Canada
Here is an article from CBC On-line News about the differences in daycare costs depending on where you live in Canada. Article: Children's Learning and the connection to Exercise
Article from the New York Times about exercise and children's learning. Article: Generation X Parents and the 'Everything Digital Age'
Article from the Toronto Star about Generation X parents raising their children in our 'everything digital' age.Article: Using Guilt to Reason with Children Can Lead to Later Problems
Here is an article from the Globe and Mail that suggests using guilt to reason with children can lead to problems in adulthood.
Article: Bribing Your Kids
Here is an article from the Globe and Mail about bribing your kids. Article: Violence in the media and desensitization
Here is an article from the Globe and Mail about violence in the media and how parents are becoming desensitized and allowing younger children to view it. Article: Teenagers and Interrogations
The New Times - In Interrogations Teenagers are Too Young to Know BetterArticle: O.C.D. Cannot be Ignored
The New York Times - O.C.D. - A Disorder that Cannot be IgnoredArticle: How Exercise Can Boost the Child's Brain
The New York Times - article on brain development and movement.
How Exercise Can Boost the Child's Brain
Timeline: Maria Montessori's Life
Please enjoy this interactive link to an incredible timeline of Maria Montessori's life.Article: Trying to attract women to technology and science fields
Educators still trying to attract women to technology, science fields
– Globe and Mail
Article: Better Ways to Learn
Better ways to learn – The New Times – Science SectionVideo: How modern brain science supports Montessori education worldwide.
Here is an interesting discussion between Tim Seldin, Head of the Montessori Foundation and Dr. Steve Hughes, neuropsychologist and Montessori advocate. As Steve puts it, Montessori builds better brains.Article: The Adolesent Brain
Here is an article from the Globe and Mail on the Adolescent Brain.
"Why We Need to Treat Adolescents in a Radical New Way"
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Article: The Power of Unplugging Your Children
The Toronto Star - The Power of Technology and Unplugging Your ChildrenArticle: Lice Happens Don't be Ashamed Just Be Prepared
The Toronto Star - Lice Happens Don't Be Ashamed Just be PreparedArticle: Debunking the Myth of the Family Dinner
The Globe and Mail - Debunking the Myth of the Family DinnerArticle: Full-Day Kindergarten
This article is about crowded full day kindergarten and mentions that there are mixed ages in many classes and suggests it is not good for learning. We know that mixed ages works well in our environments and will respond to the reporter.Radio Interview: About the impact of class size on learning
A CBC Radio interview with Nina Bascia, a professor of Educational Policy at OISE, who suggests that class size really does impact learning.
Article: Kindergarten Class Sizes Overflowing
An article on kindergarten class size in Hamilton from The Hamilton Spectator newspaper. Article: Difficulty for Parents to Balance Work and Home Life
An article from the Globe and Mail newspaper on the difficulty for parents to balance work and home life, especially when it comes to helping their children with their homework.
Article: Happy Birthday Maria Montessori!
A blog post by educator, Rick Ackerly, saluting the Montessori method and Maria Montessori’s Birthday, which was on August 31,1870.
Article: Watch the Turmoil of Beings - The Tao of Montessori - Chapter 16
Here is an inspirational message from The Tao of Montessori that speaks to
how we feel as we begin to settle our classrooms.
Article: Autism symptoms may disappear by age 3 if treated in infancy
An article that deals with early diagnosis for autism from the Globe and Mail newspaper.Article: Physical Activity & Intellectual Fitness
Globe and Mail newspaper article about Physical Activity & Intellectual FitnessArticle: Family Dinners as Protection against Cyberbullying
Globe and Mail article about Family Dinners as Protection against Cyberbullying
Article: Full Day Kindergarten Challenges
Article from the Globe and Mail on the Challenges of Full-day KindergartenArticle: Full-day kindergarten: good investment or just good politics?
Article from Globe and Mail on Full-Day kindergartenArticle: Ways to Help Kids Cope with Stress of Returning to School
CBC News on-line about ways to help kids cope with the stress of returning to school.Article: What we know about full-day kindergarten
Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper - What we know about full-day kindergarten Article: The Impacts of Full Day Kindergarten
Article for the Toronto Star newspaper on the impacts of full day kindergartenArticle: How Students' Math Scores Lower in Ontario
Globe and Mail article on how students' math scores are lower in Ontario Article: Occupational Therapy for Children with Reading Challenges
How Occupational Therapy Can Help Children with Reading DifficultiesArticle: Parenting Challenges of the Digital Age- Leonardo Da Vinci Academy
Wise words form Sal Ritacca, president and co-founder of the Leonardo Da Vinci Academy.Article: CCMA Administrator in the Press
Happy to see one of our administrators in the press!Article: Breaking Down the Gender Divide with Toys - Globe & Mail
Here is an interesting article for parents to think about from the Globe and Mail newspaper.
Article: Montessori Basics 101
This is a good introduction to Montessori basics written by Aubrey Hargis, a Montessori teacher from her website, www.montessorimischief.com
Article: Facing down autism-The Unconventional Therapy that Led to Recovery
Here is a current article on a current approach to children with autism that
claims successful results.
News: Elaine Hopkins - Passing
News: Audrey Sillick – Passing of a Great Montessori Mentor
Article: Are You Paying Your Kids for Good Behaviour? - Globe & Mail
Article: Simplest Way to Give Your Child a Head Start - Globe & Mail
Article: How to Become a Leader Even If You're Average - Globe & Mail
Article: Autism Linked to Pesticide Exposure in Pregnancy - Globe & Mail
Article: Math Class Could Help You in Later Life - Globe & Mail
Article: Why We Choose Our Words with Kids Carefully - Mariamontessori.com
Article: Rethinking the Colorful Classroom - The New York Times
Article: Girls Do Better than Boys at School - Globe & Mail
Article: Is Montessori Right for Your Child - EssentialKids.com
Article: Training the Brain Maybe Key to Controlling ADHD - Globe & Mail
Article: Why Kids Over 5 Aren't doing Enough Physically - Globe & Mail
Article: Montessori Education Defined - Parenting.com
Article: Process In a Product-Oriented World-Blog from MJDS.ca
Article: Manipulating Happiness, Maria Montessori - Journal of Wellbeing
This article is from the International Journal of Wellbeing - 2011 IssueArticle: Looking at How Children Suceed - AMS Montessori Life Magazine 2014
Article: The Brain's Inner Language - New York Times
Article: How Schools Adjust to Gen X Parents - ISM Magazine
Article: Social Media-Parents Need to Relax - Globe & Mail
Article: 4 Mistakes Parents Make When Praising Kids - Globe & Mail
Picture: Montessori Banner Flying Over Manhattan, NY - New York Daily News
Article: Cursive Writing Returns to Schools - Toronto Star
Article: Secrets of the Brain - National Geographic
Article: The Overprotected Kid - The Atlantic Magazine
Article: Childhood Stimulation, Key to Brain Development - The Guardian
This Article is from October 2012.Article: Don't Help Your Kids with Their Homework - The Atlantic Magazine
Article: Full Day Kindergarten Offers Little Advantage - Globe & Mail
Article: Why Full Day Kindergarten is Failing Our Kids - Macleans Magazine
From the October 2013 Issue of Macleans MagazineArticle: War Over Math, Distracting & Futile - Globe & Mail
Article: Why Empathy is Declining Among Students - Psychology Today
Article: Montessori Banner Flys Over Manhattan, NY - New York Daily News
Article: Montessori - Hands On - The Montessori Observer
Montessori Hands On with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Article: The Montessori Marquez Connection - Montessori Observer
Article: Schools Sending Special Education Kids Home - Globe & Mail
Article: Overprotective Parenting, Finding Balance - ClubMom.ca Blog
Article: How You Should Talk to Your Kids - Psychology Today
Article: Can We Quantify Good Teaching - Blogs.edweek.org
Article: Full Day Kindergarten, Looking Beyond Test Scores - Globe & Mail
Article: Parenting More Then Building Grit - Globe & Mail
Article: Montessori Peace Educator - JolaMontessori.com
Article: Play Learning & Montessori Education - Journal of Play
This article is from the Winter 2013 Issue of the Journal of Play.Article: How to Nurture Your Child's Mental Health - Globe & Mail
Article: Three Family Friendly Goals for a Happier Home - Globe and Mail
Article: Parenting Trend with an Anti-Guilty Clause - Globe and Mail
Article: The Future of Education was Invented in 1906 - Forbes Magazine
Article: Family Happiness - Do Parents Expect too Much - Globe & Mail
Article: What Makes a Great Principal - Globe & Mail
Article: Sibling Relationships & Kids' Vocabulary - Globe & Mail
Article: Training the Brain Maybe Key to Controlling ADHD-Globe & Mail
Article: ADHD-A Mental Health Crisis or Cultural One - Macleans Magazine
Article: Switching Schools Before Grade 3 Affects Academics -Toronto Star
Article: You Think You Know What Teachers Do - Washington Post
Article: Early Engagement Key to Get Girls into Science-Globe & Mail
Article: The Math Phobia Equation for Parents and Kids - Globe and Mail
Article: Young Children’s Interpretation of Multi-Digit Number Names
Article: Kids May be Ready for Math Earlier than You Think
Article: New Research Supports Montessori – Or Does It?