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How to overcome the “I can’t” feeling

October 30, 2015 2:22 pm Published by
We have all been there, the moments when we just want to give up because we feel like we just can’t “do it”. I know that I feel it when I am trying to do a hard workout and I see it in my students when I am asking them to complete a new challenging work.… Learn More

Apps for kids

September 27, 2015 10:32 am Published by
No matter where you go these days you are going to see children using some type of electronic device. It is part of our culture to allow our kids to play with phones or tablets to help keep them entertained. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with this – I totally get… Learn More

Things are changing!

June 3, 2015 2:00 pm Published by
I am sure most of you know this already but ADM is expanding to the building across the street (1808-1810 W. 99th). The space is currently being remodeled and will be ready for students when summer school starts! The new space will act as a new 3-6 classroom as well as a space for our… Learn More

Safe Walking

May 27, 2015 6:33 am Published by
As the weather gets nicer I know that my students and myself enjoy spending more time outside. We go on walks, go to the park, observe our suroundings, just about everything you an think about we do. One thing that I always stress about is how to be safe outside. I always remind them to… Learn More

What is Positive Discipline?

May 3, 2015 6:31 pm Published by
I know that I have written about positive discipline before but I came across this video and it really helped me understand it even more! I hope that you are able to get as much as I did out of it. Learn More

Why Read?

March 22, 2015 6:52 pm Published by
Almost every day after nap time I have my students sit on the rug while I read to them. We have currently been reading Jack and Annie books and they LOVE them. We read for about 30 minutes while the students are able to not only listen but also answer questions and predict what will… Learn More

Organized Chaos

March 9, 2015 2:04 pm Published by
One of my favorite things about working in the Montessori classroom is when I am able to take a step back and look at all the things that are going on in my classroom. Now there are totally some days when I look and see kids running, using the red rods as boat oars, books being… Learn More

A Day in your child’s shoes

February 20, 2015 1:14 pm Published by
I am on a bunch of groups for Montessori teachers around the world. Recently we spoke about how we wish there was a way that parents could see the their child in the classroom environment without distracting the child from their work. As you all know here at ADM it is really hard to sneak in… Learn More

Give a little grace

February 8, 2015 5:08 pm Published by
Quinn posted this the other week on the ADM Facebook page and I really thought it was awesome so I also wanted to share it! “So often, children are punished for being human. Children are not allowed to have grumpy moods or bad days. We expect them to be in complete control of their emotional… Learn More

Positive Discipline at home

January 25, 2015 2:32 pm Published by
Since starting here at ADM I have continued to grow and learn daily. One thing that was the most interesting thing for me to learn about was the concept of positive disciple. It was something that I had never heard of until starting here and I was lucky enough to go to a workshop that… Learn More