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December 11th, 2017
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The love of one’s environment is the secret of all man’s progress and the secret of social evolution. It becomes manifest in people who have survived life’s vicissitudes, who have been able to keep their integrity, or who have rediscovered such integrity in themselves.                           […]

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The Courtesy of Connection

December 1st, 2017
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Shaking hands is a wonderful way to begin and end the day! Beginning at 8:30 I shake at least 15 primary hands, 20 if you include miscellaneous parents, and if the adolescents happen to come down the sidewalk when I am greeting the primary students out on the curb, add 30 more. The toddlers don’t […]

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We Appreciate When We Participate

November 20th, 2017
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Daily life at MVM is very busy and industrious. If you haven’t been at school between 9:30 and 11:00, you should consider coming. This is when all the action takes place. Sometimes, if I am very quiet and still, I can feel the soft vibration of everyone “doing”.  Whether we are working independently side by […]

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Active Learning

November 15th, 2017

Even in the age of Google and Yahoo, when I want a definition for a word, I still turn to Merriam-Webster. I like the hardback dictionary; I feel like I am learning something. My father built a shelf in our house to hold the family dictionary – the one he received when he graduated from […]

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Uncertainty

November 2nd, 2017

Children learn how to make good decisions by making decisions, not by following directions.  Alfie Kohn   November is here! The trees are losing their leaves, the colder nights are here and interesting behavior is surfacing on the playground and in the classrooms, and I am receiving e-mail inquiries as to how children are adjusting […]

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Boundaries

September 28th, 2017

Respect all the reasonable forms of activity in which the child engages and try to understand them. Maria Montessori The key word in this quote is “reasonable.”  I am often asked in my parenting classes, “what’s the difference between boundaries and rules? Rules are made to be followed, aren’t they? Otherwise a consequence is in […]

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Working to Balance

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Spring Cleaning

March 30th, 2016

Spring break is right around the corner and I have been daydreaming about how I am going to spend my 5 days off. Far off lands, exciting adventures, new experiences, not this year! I am taking a “staycation” for the sole purpose of de-cluttering my home environment. I am actually very excited. Clutter sure occurs […]

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