Inequality Starts Before Birth
In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the official day of the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
Question: How are we all doing our part, as parents and educators?
See My Jack-o-Lantern
With the "dreaded" Halloween just around the corner...start practicing this super fun poem with your children. Be expressive, and be prepared for lots of giggles!
(from our UMA archives)
A Preschool Problem?
This NPR-ED article states that bias "isn't just a police problem"...It's a preschool problem. Read on...(click graphic, below)
The Nuts & Bolts of Practical Life
How can a very simple nuts-and-bolts activity be developmentally meaningful for a young child? So many benefits...read on.
First, our thanks to Yohanna Ruger, UMA student from Tigard, Oregon for creating this sensorially appealing (and beautifully simple!) Practical Life activity. Notice there were no plastics used here. Even the tray is made of wood.
So, what are the developmental benefits?
How to Communicate with Children
Here's a great article entitled:
"The Most Powerful Way to Love A Child"
Written by Janet Lansbury, inspired by the research and wisdom of Magda Gerber.
A long article but worth reading all the way through. (click photo for full article)
Montessori Belt Buckle Exercise
UMA student, Heather Sharma from Winchester, VA, created this simple, easy-to-assemble Belt Fastening activity, for both home or classroom. This makes an excellent Practical Life extension or variation of the traditional Montessori Belt Buckle exercise. Since the Montessori Dressing Frames tend to be pricey to purchase, this also serves as a great alternative.
Thanks for sharing, Heather!
Montessori Teacher Training
Follow your heart's desire...become a fully certified Montessori teacher!
"This was my first experience with an online course and it has been a very rewarding one. I really appreciate all of the time and consideration that went into making my experience at UMA so fulfilling." (Jenny B-California)
Here at UMA, Fall Quarter begins September 15th. There is still time for you to enroll in UMA's Montessori Teacher Training and Certification. What you will receive:
"I appreciate UMA’s unrelenting stand for thorough and quality work. Their passion for the classical Montessori method is inspiring." (Lee L-Canada)
Throughout the course, we give individual attention to YOU - always ready to guide and answer your questions. Our long history and trusted reputation as worldwide Montessori leaders, the success of our UMA graduates, and superior experience of our staff are just a few of the reasons to join our Montessori "family!"
UMA has my eternal thankfulness and gratefulness for giving me this excellent education. The professionalism and dedication of UMA to the Montessori philosophy and preparing the student to become a valuable and effective Montessori teacher is an inspiration to everyone." (Susanne V-Florida)
Do you have questions before applying? Give us a call: 206-900-1802
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