2015 News Archive

  • Article: Grace and Courtesy: Empowering Children, Liberating Adults
    The following article by Ginni Sackett is from her talk presented at the NAMTA conference, Portland, OR, March 13-16, 2014 and reprinted in the NAMTA Journal, Volume 40, Number 1, Winter, 2015.
  • Jul. 31, 2015 - Article: Teaching With Symmetry Improves Math Understanding
    From Mind/shift - Education researchers at Stanford have discovered that symmetry is key to how kids understand positive and negative integers.
  • Jul. 31, 2015 - Article: Five Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids
    From Mind/Shift - Letting kids choose what and how they read without judgment is a great way to get them hooked. Joining a "Somewhat Virtual Book Club" can also help.
  • Jul. 21, 2015 - Article: Kids Who Struggle with Reading
    From the Globe and Mail - Kids who struggle with reading: Predicting issues - and intervening – early
  • Jul. 21, 2015 - Article: Learning and How Doodling Helps Memories Stick
    From Mind/Shift - Schools are teaching sketchnoting as an innovative way to help students synthesize information that's important. Doodlers are making connections from what they hear to what they draw.
  • Jul. 21, 2015 - Video: The Power of Believing that You Can Improve
    From TED Talks - Carol Dweck researches "growth mindset" - the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. She describes 2 ways to think about a problem that's slightly too hard for you to solve.
  • Jul. 15, 2015 - Article: Your Kids Aren’t Sleeping Enough
    Article from The Walrus magazine, May 2015 Issue - Your kids aren’t sleeping enough – and neither are you.
  • Jul. 15, 2015 - Article: Elisabeth Caspari- Age of Montessori's Inspiration
    Article from Age of Montessori on Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, a student of Maria Montessori.
  • Jul. 10, 2015 - Article: Competency-Based Learning
    From Mind/Shift - Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning - Some best practices around implementing competency-based learning are beginning to emerge, especially for schools looking to make the leap from traditional structures.
  • Jul. 10, 2015 - Article: A Holistic Approach to Learning
    From Mind/Shift - Nurturing a child's developmental growth requires greater communication by the adults in the different areas of a child's life: school, extra-curricular activities, home, etc.
  • Jul. 10, 2015 - Article: Emotions and Children's Songs
    From the Globe and Mail - What happened to raw emotions in children's songs
  • Jul. 10, 2015 - Article: Children and Chores
    From the Globe & Mail newspaper - Want to teach your kids to be better people make them do chores
  • Jul. 10, 2015 - Article: Getting Kids to Help with Chores
    From the Globe and Mail - How to make kids want to help with chores.
  • Jul. 6, 2015 - Article: Live, Learn, Love - OMS Montessori
    From “A peek inside the fishbowl” – Ottawa Blog The Montessori method taps into a child’s natural curiosity and abilities to cultivate a love of learning.
  • Jul. 6, 2015 - Article: Education Technology in the Next Five Years
    From MindShift - A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.
  • Jul. 6, 2015 - Article: What Sports Teaches Kids About Bigger Roles in Life
    From MindShift - How We Will Learn - In NPR's most recent poll, a majority of American adults say they played sports in their youth. Many say they encourage their kids to play, too, and see health benefits as well as life-long lessons
  • Jul. 1, 2015 - Article: Fidgeting May Benefit Children With A.D.H.D.
    Article from The New York Times - Instead of telling children with hyperactivity and attention problems to sit still, perhaps we should encourage them to wriggle at will.
  • Jul. 1, 2015 - Article: Guinea Pigs Are Autistic Child’s Best Friend
    Article from the New York Times newspaper - Studies show that interactions at school with guinea pigs make the student calmer and more willing to be there.
  • Jun. 30, 2015 - Article: Children and Empathy
    Article from Mind/Shift - Children as young as 3 years old will step in to right the wrong if they see someone being mistreated, a study finds. But they aren't as keen as 5-year-olds to dole out punishment.
  • Jun. 30, 2015 - Article: Our Precious Little Snowflakes
    Article from Globe and Mail on the consequences of overprotective parenting.
  • Jun. 29, 2015 - Article: Preschoolers and Praise
    Article from Mind/Shift - How We Will Learn - on Preschoolers and Praise Messages that Can Help Kids Grow
  • Jun. 29, 2015 - Article: Stimuli and Children's Brains
    Article from Mind/Shift - How We Will Learn - Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real-time Helps a Child's Brain.
  • Jun. 29, 2015 - Article: A Twist on Storytelling
    Article from Mind/Shift - How We Will Learn - Could Storytelling be the Secret Sauce to Stem Education?
  • Jun. 29, 2015 - Article: Kawartha Montessori School Celebrates!
    CCMA Member School - Kawartha Montessori School in Peterborough, Ontario is expanding to a new site that was donated by an anonymous Montessori family and will have 2 campuses this fall.
  • Jun. 22, 2015 - Article: More than expensive daycare?
    Article from The National Post newspaper entitled, "Jury still out on whether Ontario’s full-day kindergarten program has paid off from the National Post newspaper." The article questions the effectiveness of Ontario kindergarten programs.
  • Jun. 18, 2015 - Article: 1st Montessori Grads - High School in BC
    Article from the Times Colonist highlights the graduation of the first Montessori Grade 12 students in Victoria, BC, with a few comments by CCMA.
  • Jun. 18, 2015 - Video: Former Montessori Student Now NBA Star
    For basketball fans, here is a Montessori video with Stephen Curry, who just led his team to win the NBA finals this week.
  • Jun. 15, 2015 - Article: Movement & ADHD
    Article from the Globe and Mail on how movement is good for students with ADHD.
  • Jun. 12, 2015 - Article: Montessori & 21st Century Competencies
    Article from The Huffington Post about Montessori & 21st Century Competencies entitled: "Education Doesn't Need to be Reformed - It Needs to be Transformed"
  • Jun. 12, 2015 - Article: Famous Montessori Alumni
    Famous Montessori Alumni - from the Auburn Citizen newspaper in New York, USA
  • Jun. 5, 2015 - Article: Cursive Writing in Schools
    Article from The Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton ON on cursive writing, with a comment by one of our CCMA school administrators.
  • Jun. 5, 2015 - Article: New Rural Montessori Adolescent Program
    Here is an exciting announcement about the Dundas Valley Montessori School adolescent program called 'Strata', opening in a new more rural facility near Hamilton, ON with boarding as an upcoming option.
  • Jun. 4, 2015 - Article: Teaching Methods & Brain Development
    Article from Stanford News, is about how different teaching methods affect reading and brain development.
  • Jun. 4, 2015 - Article: New Methods for Dealing with Head Lice
    Article from the New York Times, Wellness Section, is a worthwhile read about new methods for dealing with head lice.
  • Jun. 2, 2015 - Image: Visit to Montessori School by Hazel McCallion
    Visit to Fun To Learn Montessori School in Mississauga, ON by former Mayor Hazel McCallion. Hazel's words of support to parents were: "Montessori is the best education and foundation for your child. It is a good investment in your child's future."
  • May 21, 2015 - Article: The Future of Education
    The Altantic magazine explores the changing role of the teacher as we move into the future, it is entitled, 'The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher'.
  • May 21, 2015 - Article: DNA and the Connection to Stuttering
    Health article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about DNA and the connection to stuttering.
  • May 21, 2015 - Article: Children and Politeness
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about children and politeness.
  • May 21, 2015 - Article: Children Who are Picky Eaters
    Here is a parenting article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about Kids Who are Picky Eaters.
  • May 21, 2015 - Article: New Invention to Help with Autism
    Health Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about a New Invention to Help with Autism.
  • May 21, 2015 - Article: Sleep & Depression and Vice Versa
    Health article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about how sleep plays a role in depression (and vice versa).
  • May 14, 2015 - Images: New Montessori High School Sneak Peek
    A sneak peak into the new campus of the new Montessori High School in Ottawa, Ontario called 'The Element'.
  • Apr. 28, 2015 - Article/Images: Brilliant Design of School in Tokyo, Japan
    Here is an interesting article/video/image gallery about a brilliant design concept from a kindergarten school in Tokyo, Japan that 'encourages movement and allows them the freedom to be themselves'. It is from the upworthy.com website.
  • Apr. 27, 2015 - Article: Grace & Courtesy in Montessori Education
    Article from the NAMTA (North American Montessori Teachers Association) Journal entitled: Grace and Courtesy: Empowering Children, Liberating Adults
  • Apr. 27, 2015 - Article: Mandatory Naptimes & Affect on Children's Sleep
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper talks about how naptimes impede children's nighttime sleep routines and how mandatory naptimes should be questioned.
  • Apr. 21, 2015 - CCMA Response: Ministry of Ed. Regulatory Registry Posting
    Here is the response from CCMA to the Ministry of Education - CCEYA - Regulatory Registry Posting related to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 (CCEYA).
  • Apr. 21, 2015 - Article: Increase in Problems with Children's Eyesight
    Here is an article from the Globe and Mail newspaper regarding the increase in problems with children's eyesight.
  • Apr. 16, 2015 - Article: Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism Risk in Kids
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about how Gestational Diabetes is being Linked to an Autism Risk in Children
  • Apr. 16, 2015 - Article: Design of Inclusive Spaces for People with Autism
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper entitled: Design Empathy builds Inclusive Spaces for People with Autism
  • Apr. 7, 2015 - Announcement: New Montessori High School in Ottawa, ON
    Good news from our colleagues at OMS Montessori in Ottawa, Ontario about their new Montessori High School called 'The Element'
  • Apr. 7, 2015 - Article: Culture of Respect & Collaboration with Parents
    Article from the NAMTA (North American Montessori Teachers Association) Journal entitled: Parents as Partners - Creating a Culture of Respect & Collaboration with Parents
  • Mar. 31, 2015 - Article: Kids Need to Move, Touch & Experience To Learn
    An article about the importance of movement and touch in learning from the KQED News / MindShift website.
  • Mar. 31, 2015 - Photos: Montessori Archival Photos from 1913
    Here are some fascinating archival photos of the Montessori Method from 1913 from Australia from the Archives Outside website.
  • Mar. 12, 2015 - Article: Over-Praising Children Could Lead to Narcissism
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about - Parents Over-Praising their Child Could Lead to Narcissism
  • Mar. 12, 2015 - Article: Argument Against Homework
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper regarding an Argument Against Homework
  • Mar. 10, 2015 - Article:104-year-old remembers his 1st Montessori Classroom
    Article from the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper. The Original Montessori Glass Classroom from the 1915 World's Fair in San Francisco. Class act of the 1915 fair: 104-year-old remembers
  • Mar. 5, 2015 - CCMA Advertisement in Our Kids Magazine
    CCMA Large Advertisement in Our Kids Magazine as part of our ongoing media campaign
  • Mar. 6, 2015 - Article: Naptime & Children's Sleep Quality
    Article on naptime and its affect on children's sleep quality from the Science Daily
  • Mar. 5, 2015 - CCMA Banner Ad #2
    CCMA Banner Ad #2 - Rotating online with Our Kids Media as part of our ongoing media campaign.
  • Mar. 5, 2015 - CCMA Banner Ad #1
    CCMA Banner Ad #1 - Rotating online with Our Kids Media as part of our ongoing media campaign.
  • Mar. 3, 2015 - Video: Montessori and 'Flow'
    Here is an interesting 4 minute clip about 'flow' and a real support for Montessori being embodied education where children learn through doing and how successful they are.
  • Feb. 27, 2015 - Video #5 for Montessori Week
    Here is a series of social media posts and videos for Montessori Week. This one is for Friday, February 27, 2015. It's #MontessoriWeek! What doctors say about #Montessori: Dr. Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education
  • Feb. 26, 2015 - Video #4 for Montessori Week
    Here is a series of social media posts and videos for Montessori Week. This one is for Thursday, February 26, 2015. It's #MontessoriWeek! A #Montessori FastDraw: Trevor Eissler: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education
  • Feb. 25, 2015 - Video #3 for Montessori Week
    Here is a series of social media posts and videos for Montessori Week. This one is for Wednesday, February 25, 2015. It's #MontessoriWeek! Want to know more about #Montessori: Inside Montessori Schools (via ourkids.net)
  • Feb. 25, 2015 - Poster: For Montessori Week
    Montessori Week Poster - Here is a Montessori Education Week poster one of our schools shared and sent out in their local area. It is from the www.montessoriatlonetree.com website.
  • Feb. 24, 2015 - Video #2 for Montessori Week
    Here is a series of social media posts and videos for Montessori Week. This one is for Tuesday, February 24, 2015. It's #MontessoriWeek! CCMA accredits authentic #Montessori schools: What is the CCMA?
  • Feb. 23, 2015 - Video #1 for Montessori Week
    Here is a series of social media posts and videos for Montessori Week. This one is for Monday, February 23, 2015. It's #MontessoriWeek! See what kids do in a #Montessori classroom: A Montessori Morning:
  • Feb. 19, 2015 - Article: Montessori Week Activities
    Montessori Week: Feb. 23 to 27, 2015 - Suggestions for celebrating Maria Montessori and her work and tying it in with other schools around the world. Thank you to the Montessori Teachers College for developing these ideas and sharing them with us.
  • Feb. 13, 2015 - Article: Florida Approves AMS Montessori Curriculum
    Through the efforts of the American Montessori Society, the Florida Office of Early Learning in the United States has approved a Montessori curriculum for the School Readiness Program.
  • Feb. 11, 2015 - Article: Cost of Full-Day Kindergarten
    An article about the cost of full-day kindergarten programs in Ontario from The Toronto Star
  • Feb. 11, 2015 - Article: Most Likely to Succeed
    Article about the success of Montessori. Our schools are broken: An interview with director Greg Whiteley about his Sundance doc ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ from The Stanford Daily Newspaper
  • Feb. 11, 2015 - Article: Importance of the 3rd Year in Casa Classes
    Article that many have found useful to share with their parents about the importance of the 3rd year in Casa. Why Montessori for the Kindergarten Year by Tim Seldin & Elizabeth Coe of the Montessori Foundation (IMC)
  • Feb. 9, 2015 - Article: Schools and Anti-Vaccine Parents
    Here is an article from The Atlantic Monthly entitled, " How Schools are Dealing with Anti-Vaccine Parents." While broad ranging in scope, the central school in question is a Montessori school in Traverse City, Michigan.
  • Feb. 9, 2015 - Letter: Communicable Diseases in Toronto Schools
    Letter from the Director of Communicable Disease Control, sent to Toronto schools regarding the importance of vaccination for measles and the recommendation that non-vaccinated children remain at home during an outbreak.
  • Jan. 22, 2015 - Article: Letting Kids Run Wild is Good for Them
    Article from the Globe and Mail newspaper about allowing children to have opportunities for “free play”.
  • Jan. 22, 2015 - Article: Free Play is Beneficial for Children
    Article from The New York times newspaper about the benefit of allowing children to have opportunities for “free play” and how it is beneficial in many ways.
  • Jan. 19, 2015 - Article: Mysteries of the Brain
    Here is an interesting article from the Globe and Mail newspaper on the mysteries of the brain.
  • Jan. 6, 2015 - Article: Bullying Not as Prevalent in Montessori Elementary
    Here is a link to a study from St. John Fisher College Publications regarding lower incidences of bullying in Montessori Lower Elementary environments.
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