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  • May 20, 2009 12:18 PM | Deleted user
    UMA's weekly interview is with Lori Bourne of Montessori for Everyone- Creator and seller of high quality materials for the classroom. In this interview, I ask Lori about the genesis of her business and what she has discovered in being a web-based enterprise. Lots of content.

    Interview with:
    Lori Bourne, Montessori For Everyone

    You can find Lori's business on the web at: http://montessoriforeveryone.com
  • May 14, 2009 7:29 AM | Deleted user
    Jonathan Wolff, PNMA's friend and reknowned mentor/trainer, has just published THE SELF-AWAKENED CHILD SERIES, a dynamic character education program (for teachers and parents) he created to build self esteem, critical thinking, and healthy relationships in children 3 - 9 years old.

    Each of the 15 books in the series focuses on a specific quality of character: “Acceptance,” “Assertiveness,” “Compassion,” “Courage,” “Creativity,” “Forgiveness,” “Honesty,” “Kindness,” “Loyalty,” “Peace,” “Respect,” “Responsibility,” “Self-Discipline,” “Trust,” and “Unity.”

    Each book features exercises specifically designed to help children reach the full expression of their character that have been tested in the heat of battle by parents and teachers around the world with proven success.  The books can be purchased separately ($12/each) or as a series ($165).
     
    To order:  http://www.jonathanwolff.org/catalog.htm  . If you order the series by June 30th,  you will receive a complimentary copy of CENTERSTONES, an illustrated collection of affirmations that develop clarity, calmness, courage, concentration, confidence, cheerfulness and compassion in children 3 - 9 years old.
     
  • May 13, 2009 10:32 AM | Deleted user
    What an encouragement to interview Jonathan Wolff, a leadership and educational consultant, with over 30 years experience in dealing with the complex school and societal issues. In this interview, he was insightful and down to earth about what we can explore with our staff, parents and children within our schools and our Montessori community. Much to consider!

    Click here for the interview with Jonathan Wolff

    For more information about Jonathan Wolff, go to his website at: http://jonathanwolff.org
  • May 06, 2009 10:25 AM | Deleted user
    Learn more about Courtney's work with special needs children.

    Courtney Holland Audiocast

    Contact Courtney Holland at: CRH80@aol.com

    Special Education Resources

    -Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (ITEIP): This is the state lead agency for identifying and serving children under 3 years of age with disabilities.
    http://www.dshs.wa.gov/iteip/

    -The ARC of Snohomish County: This is a national advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. This organization provides a great deal of support and resources for those in the community.
    www.arcsno.org

    -Circle of Inclusion: This is a website that provides great information about the benefits of inclusive practices for children and families of those with disabilities as well as the benefits for those children and families without disabilities.
    www.circleofinclusion.org

    -Disability is Natural: This is a website that has wonderful resources including information about “People First Language.” This way of speaking and thinking includes identifying an individual with a disability just that, an individual before their disability. They therefore are a person or child first.
    http://www.disabilityisnatural.com/peoplefirstlanguage.htm



  • April 29, 2009 9:34 AM | Deleted user
    Recently, I interviewed Jim Fay of the Love and Logic Institute. Love and Logic is a philosophy founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and is based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids. It provides simple and practical techniques to help teachers and parents have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. Love and Logic offers many useful techniques that teachers and parents can begin experimenting with immediately.

    Check out the audio interview here: http://unitedmontessori.blogspot.com/2009/04/audio-interview-with-jim-fry-of-love.html
  • March 23, 2009 4:59 PM | Deleted user
    Check out this link:

    http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7081550
 

 

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