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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 […]

Montessori and STEM

Recently I was asked why we don’t have a STEM program here at Harbor Montessori. I was puzzled by the question; Montessori is known for a robust and enticing curriculum. We have a healthy and versatile science and math program that begins with our toddlers and carries on through the middle school. Though we limit […]