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Montessori Math

10/25/2018
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In this episode we talk with Kristin Kintanar, Montessori teacher and math enthusiast, to get a clear sense of what exactly children do with math inside Montessori classrooms and how it all differs from traditional schooling.

Duration:00:32:31

Montessori Myths & Misconceptions

9/24/2018
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Montessori is easily misunderstood. There are all sorts of myths and misconceptions about it. In this episode we talk with Amy Kwong — a veteran Montessori teacher, parent and head of school — to untangle a few of the biggest confusions.

Duration:00:29:58

Self-Esteem in Children

8/23/2018
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Have you ever felt that you’re not good enough, that maybe there's something wrong with you? With me to discuss how we develop self-esteem growing up — and what parents can do to help or hinder that process in their own child — is psychology Professor Eddie Brummelman from the University of Amsterdam.

Duration:00:56:19

Episode 6 - What is baby wearing?

7/25/2018
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An interview with Stacey Dee, experienced infant & toddler teacher who offers new parents (and all of us) some tips on attachment

Duration:00:23:22

Is Montessori School Worth The Money?

6/25/2018
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An interview with Ben Messelbeck*, a thoughtful & no-nonsense father who asks the tough questions on many parents’ minds *Ben actually composed the musical intro to this podcast. His work can be found at benjaminmesselbeck.com.

Duration:00:39:07

Want World Peace? | Grab a Mirror

5/24/2018
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Most people desire peace, and nearly all parents want their child to become a good person who, as the line goes, “doesn’t wind up in jail.” But it’s not always so easy to raise peaceful children, especially if we’re not yet peaceful ourselves as adults. In this episode, we discuss some ideas around peace education with Claudia Lee, a Montessori teacher of 3- to 6-year-olds who has a unique perspective on the topic.

Duration:00:32:32

Becoming a Montessori Parent

4/26/2018
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Understanding Montessori education as a parent — and applying some of it in the home — is not always so simple. In this episode, I speak with Erin and Andrew Ranallo about their experimental journey from basically zero knowledge about Montessori, to effectively using Montessori ideas and practices with their own children, Steggie (age 4) and Elon (18 months).

Duration:00:26:37

Infants & Toddlers | from Womb to the World

4/9/2018
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In this episode, we have a discussion with Berenice Saint-Saens, a Montessori educator who works with children from birth to 3 years, in both the classroom and the home.

Duration:00:22:24

Episode 1 - A brief intro & jumping right into Montessori!

3/27/2018
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In our first episode, we have a brief intro about the podcast and then jump right into a conversation about Montessori with Alessandra Aristimuño, a teacher who works at the Montessori Primary level, i.e. in a mixed-ages classroom with children ~3 to 6 years old.

Duration:00:34:47