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Journey and Discovery remains one of our most valued ways of sharing Montessori with parents. We are indebted to Barbara Gordon for creating this powerful experience, and for sharing it with us. Steve Swingler, father […]


Dear Tracey, Stephen, Zoe and Al, I just wanted to share with you a little bit of a really wonderful experience I had on Thursday with Issabella and Eva. I’ve attached some photo’s to accompany, […]

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Montessori said (I am paraphrasing) that in this work with children we do not believe because we see; but we see because we believe. In our journey with the children, we begin with acts of […]


Wilma Landauer (mum of Ethan age 6 and Emily age 4) accompanied/followed 4 of the Elementary children to the Natural History Museum, and wrote this delightful email about their wonderful adventure. ———– Hi Rob, Yes, […]


“Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it.” Alfred North Whitehead, 1916 I’ve recently rediscovered Alfred North Whitehead, the English mathematician and philosopher. […]


I’m in the middle of EO Wilson’s Letters to a Young Scientist. The book is wonderfully autobiographical, filled with delightful little anecdotes of how to make a specimen-collecting net from an old coat hanger, and his adventures trapping […]


Mark Treffel (Louis’ dad) sent this email out to the community – we thought it such a beautiful story and asked if we could put it up here. —— I have a lovely Christmas story […]

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When Maisie and Zoe wanted to visit the Natural History Museum in London as part of a research project, they asked Nuala’s mum Janette if she would be their chaperone. Chaperone’s are under strict instruction to […]