Science, the Earth and Awe

The initial lesson for the Periodic Table was short and sweet, not even 5 minutes. I told the children that this year we are calling our birthdays by the name of the element with the corresponding atomic number on the Periodic Table. For example...

Process in a Product-Oriented World

“What happens after Montessori?” is the single most commonly asked question by people new to Montessori ideas. This question is so prevalent partially because parents and new Montessori teachers often struggle with the idea of measuring a child’s...

Flexibility Leads to Creativity in the Workplace

At MJDS and in all Montessori schools children are encouraged to speak their mind and make logical, convincing arguments; they know that their opinions count and deserve respect.  They also benefit from interaction, autonomy, and a sense of...

“I don’t know what my child is doing!”

No. You don’t. Neither do I. That mom down the street who gets a weekly update from that other school thinks she does – but does she really? How to communicate the ongoing events in a classroom with parent is a question often considered by...

The Importance of Early Learning

In today’s Toronto Star, an article about the value of enriched early learning, over that of post-secondary education. Some quotes from the article, entitled, “Early learning is a better bargain than universities” by Carol Goar...

Our Students’ Happiness – by Regina

Dear parents and friends, One of the greatest joys for us to see our children run and/or skip on the  pathway to the school with a smile on their faces. Today one of them even had  shiny “rabbit ears” as she was doing so.  And there is more……...