Montessori Life

A quarterly magazine that provides a forum for discussion of issues and ideas in the field of Montessori. In addition, the publication offers the latest society news, events, and opportunities.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, 2009

A Clear Voice for Montessori: Elisabeth Caspari
As a teacher of teachers, Dr. Elisabeth Caspari (1899-2002) traveled extensively for 50 years, sharing the wisdom she had gleaned from her training under Dr. Maria Montessori in Adyar, India, and from 4 years of frequent association with Montessori and...
A Father's Tribute
Those of us who live in the" winter zones" of this great country realty get tired of scraping ice off windshields and shoveling snow. As I write this, we find ourselves in the throes of winter, anticipating spring with all of its hope and rebirth (and...
An Interview with Anita Wolberd
When Elisabeth Caspari, in the last decade of her life, settled in a small subdivision called Golden Age Village in Emigrant, MT, amid the beautiful Rocky Mountains that reminded her so joyously of her native Switzerland, she noticed small children playing...
Baila, Nana, Baila (Dance, Nana, Dance)
Baila, Nana, Baila (Dance, Nana, Dance) Cuban Folktales in English and Spanish Retold by Joe Hayes Illustrated by Mauricio Trenard Sayago El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press, 2008 $20.95By Kathy CareyFolktales encompass the culture and history of a people,...
Changes and Changes
In this issue, and in issues to come, there will be small changes to Montessori Life that we hope you, our readers, will find useful. First, we are adding a column designed for and addressing issues of teacher educators. We are also introducing a new...
Exploring Spirituality
Through Writing Activities in the Elementary ClassroomDuring the 1930s, against the backdrop of an impending world war, Maria Montessori delivered a series of prophetic lectures in Europe that chronicled her growing understanding and beliefs about war,...
Honoring the Child with Dyslexia in a Montessori Classroom
IN MONTESSORI CLASSROOMS all over the world, children are immersed daily in communication. Our classrooms are print-rich, vibrant auditory and oral communities. And yet, statistics will note that one child in eight is moving about the classroom, struggling...
In Memoriam
Once a year in Montessori Life, we remember dedicated Montessorians who have died. Please send information to Carey Jones at carey_ink@ yahoo.com.MARCELLA BANNON RAPHAELMarcella Bannon Raphael, of Bethel and Greenwich, CT, died May 30, 2008, at age 81,...
News from AMS
In the last issue of Montessori Life, I wrote about some of the roles and responsibilities of the AMS Board of Directors as we work to ensure that AMS meets the needs of current and future generations of Montessorians. Over the past few months, we have...
Preparing for the Future in a Time of Uncertainty
As I write this column, I am struck by the magnitude and immediacy of the global financial crisis, which I suspect many of you are addressing in your personal and professional lives. I use the word "crisis" with reservation, since from my perspective...
The Listening Project
Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in the eyes of the Divine. If only they could...
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