Ginni Sackett, Co-Director of Primary Training at Montessori Northwest, addressed this question during a recent NAMTA workshop in Portland. She asserts that the values of respect, dignity, and grace are vital qualities to establish in an individual who can then infuse them into society at large. Read her presentation, Empowering Children, Liberating Adults, for details on how the tenets of Grace and Courtesy provide a foundation for a positive social life.
"The principles of grace and courtesy are based in respect. During our Montessori training, we become conscious of what it means to “respect the child” and we begin the process of inculcating this respect so that it may infuse all of our interactions with children."
Montessori Northwest is pleased to host the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector’s (NCMPS) Traveling Workshops for New and Early Stage Public Montessori schools April 24-25, 2015.
Montessori Northwest is pleased to announce it has partnered with Saturday Academy, a non-profit group, associated with University of Portland. Saturday Academy facilitates hands-on classes and camps for school age children (grades 2-12). Our offering is titled, Triangles on the Nile: Ancient Tools for Today’s Design.
The images below are of the MNW staff's favorite holiday movies. Each staff member was only allowed to name one as their top pick. A couple favored the same film. Everyone had reasons for their choice, although some needed a little more explaining than others. What movie gets you into the holiday spirit?