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Category: Austin Montessori News

Doing or Pretending: Providing the Steps to Real Achievement

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Respect for Others

See how the youngest ones can respect the activities of the older ones? See how they can observe and participate with respect? This is one of the normal, healthy, and basic characteristics of very young children supported by Montessori development and learning at home and at school.

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Effort and Struggle: The Enlightened Gift of Love

Austin Montessori School’s Parent Infant Group is a welcome opportunity for parents to heighten their observation skills of their infant under the sensitive guidance of Gwen Logan. This infant has struggled to reach and has at last grasped the hanging ring without the interference of adult help or the obstacle of adult comments. Read more »

Support the 2014-15 Austin Montessori School Annual Fund

In my previous post I mentioned our house guest from France, Sandrine Mallet.  Read on for a glimpse into Sandrine’s activities at Austin Montessori School! Read more »

Preparation for another Great Year at Austin Montessori School

Here’s a glimpse you might enjoy of the summer world here at school.  Staff members returned the first of August from attending conferences, connecting through Montessori eStudy groups, reading books that support and enrich their work and otherwise immersing themselves in activities and efforts that further integrate last year’s experiences while leading minds, hearts and spirits toward the new school year.  Guides, leaders, and assistants, returned to their classrooms the first week of August and began the monumental annual task of converting mere rooms full of packed up materials into exquisitely prepared developmental learning environments for children, with the able assistance of a great support staff. Read more »

Commencement for Graduates of AMS

We’d like to share with you the message of our founder to our newest alumni of Austin Montessori School.

Dear Newest Alumni and Parents,

Don and I regret that we were unable to be present for your commencement ceremony. Here is the message I would have spoken to you that evening, from my heart to yours.

You are now alumni of Austin Montessori School and veterans of the Rome trip. You leave together and, even though you go your separate ways, be that sooner or later,you will remain bound by a deep common bond of shared experience. It will not be easy for you to explain to others whence you have come nor, therefore, whither you go — or more exactly — how you go and why. Read more »

Let’s turn off the news until the children are asleep

Dear Parents,

It is long been our school’s practice to provide advice for parents whenever we know that horrific violence will be at the center of news forecasts for a while. It is very gratifying to see how many advocates for children in our society as a whole have, over the years, become more and more sensitive to the needs of children in such times. This is true progress! We are happy to provide you two such examples below. Read more »