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Adolescent Community Peace Study Service Trip to Puerto Rico

May 5, 2018 At the beginning of our trip, we arrived at 4:15 am to go to the airport. On the plane most of us either went to sleep or listened to music. When we arrived in San Juan, we had lunch at the mall and then we settled into our rooms at Casa Coral....

Garden Day Assembly

A poem by Sam Furman read at today’s Garden Day Assembly: If friendship were a garden,  Then flowers be the friends How well our gardens cultivate On each gardener that depends. Some flowers must remain in light,  And some will need support But all require love and care Regardless of their sort. We grow our...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MCS TO BECOME FIRST SCHOOL IN NATION TO CONSTRUCT BIO-DOME OVER ENTIRE CAMPUS New $40 million structure will create an idyllic environment amid harsh North Carolina summers and unpredictable winters. Durham, NC—April 1, 2018: Montessori Community School announced today that it has secured a pledge of $40,000 to launch a $40 million bio-dome fundraising...

“You Can Observe a Lot Just by Watching” – Yogi Berra

On more than one occasion this past weekend, I thought of the baseball Hall-of-Famer (and oft-quoted philosopher for the common man) as I listened to Charles Terranova address the more than 200 teachers, administrators and parents who came to MCS for the Triangle Montessori Schools Association’s Winter Symposium. While the general topic of the weekend...

What About Us?

A little over a week ago, I posted an essay about the Peace Education curriculum at MCS. That essay was just the latest of many instances over the past two years when I have referenced in my blog posts those qualities of Grace and Courtesy that are at the very heart of Montessori philosophy and practice. Just a few weeks...

Evolution of Humankind

“Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.” Maria Montessori Long before We are the World became a global sensation back in 1985, Maria Montessori recognized and espoused the philosophy of children as the redeeming factor in the evolution of humankind. If we are to bring about a world of peace...

Give Peace Education a Chance

Give Peace Education a Chance by Tim Daniel “Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.”  (Maria Montessori) Long before We are the World became a global sensation back in 1985, Maria Montessori recognized and espoused the philosophy of children as the redeeming factor in the evolution of humankind. If we...

What Would Maria Do?

“Independence, in the case of the adolescents, has to be acquired on a different plane, for theirs is the economic independence in the field of society. Here, too, the principle of ‘Help me to do it alone!’ ought to be applied.” Maria Montessori had many wise and insightful things to say about the adolescent years,...

Sue Ferrari to Retire in June 2018

In what she herself has called, “The worst-kept secret at MCS,” I write to inform you that Primary Teacher, Sue Ferrari, has decided to retire at the end of the current school year. In a recent letter to me, Sue wrote: “Although I am retiring from the classroom, my work in Montessori education will continue...

 “Survey says…?”

Don’t worry…I’m not about to launch into a really bad impression of Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson or Steve Harvey, for that would be an extremely ineffective way to thank all those who took the time to participate in our recent Parent Survey. In fact, there is no doubt that the most appropriate and effective way...

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