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Montessori Grit

Montessori Grit

Many of us in a quest for physical and mental fitness, in a desire to push ourselves through uncomfortable situations, in pursuit of saying “I did it!” have taken to signing up for Spartan Races, Marathons, Warrior Dashes, Triathlons, Ragnar Relays, 100 mile bike rides, etc.  There is something about preparing to climb a twenty […]

Assuming Positive Intent

Assuming Positive Intent

Last year was the first year that the HMS staff officially took on the challenge of having a year long professional development theme. We chose the theme of Assuming Positive Intent. This came on the tail end of reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck and fit into our Montessori philosophy quite nicely. The idea […]

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety As we move into the second week of school-and our first Monday-we commonly see a spike in separation anxiety. This is a normal part of transitioning for some of our children. Teachers see it in every school, every year. There is no denying that it can tug on the adults’ heartstrings. There are […]

Let’s Put Down Our Phones

I have read several articles lately about adult cell phone usage and how it impacts our children. The observations and messages are clear. Parents are spending abundant amounts of time looking down at their screens instead of engaging with their children. I agree whole-heartedly with the message and as an advocate for children, I want […]