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Pulling Back the Curtain on Montessori Education

Each year new “Montessori” schools or programs appear across the globe.  These schools vary tremendously, often successfully embracing the uniqueness of each community. Still, many differ significantly in their commitment to Montessori pedagogy, despite the term’s use in their name or program descriptor. Like anything tremendously successful, there will always be some that choose to… Continue reading Pulling Back the Curtain on Montessori Education

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Wineries, Breweries and Education

Years ago I learned that wineries are often grouped together in a region. I hadn't really thought about it. It is partially because of climate and terroir but also there is a business case for locating close to each other.  It is much easier to be a destination for people to visit and concentration increases everyone's profile.… Continue reading Wineries, Breweries and Education

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A Lesson for Life-Noticing Others

It amazes me how frequently we don't notice others around us. The many times the young woman in front of you walks through a doorway, not resting their hand for one more second to hold it open for you.  Or the frequent times' people walk two or three abreast down a sidewalk and fail to… Continue reading A Lesson for Life-Noticing Others

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Stopping at the Equator

Today is the equinox, spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern.  Moments throughout the year like equinoxes and solstices help me to put my tiny life in perspective as our Earth revolves around the sun, and it helps children as well.  It signals a new season (even when it doesn't feel like it)… Continue reading Stopping at the Equator