Science and Art

I spent my undergraduate years studying visual arts and socializing with students of science.  Understandably I spent many a late night discussing the differences (and similarities) between science and art. In an effort to gain more clarity about what I am doing and my intentions regarding this profession and my work with children, I wrote a personal guiding… Read More Science and Art

Primal Leadership

I recently read Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee and found it has profound applications in the preparation of the adult for our work with children. Consider these passages ( where the word “leader” appears in the original text I have substituted guide, other substitutions… Read More Primal Leadership

An Analogy

Guiding is to Psychology as Improvisation is to Acting   Guiding (or teaching) requires one to assess how the mental state and needs of an individual interact with the present circumstances and determine an appropriate course of action in the moment.  Then repeat the process moments later after observing how the individual responds to the… Read More An Analogy

Ask a Mentor

The Montessori Teachers Institute of Professional Studies is now offering an online mentor program for Montessori teachers with groups for Infant community, Primary (3-6) and Elementary (6-12). If you are not familiar with MTIPS, here is the Mission Statement The mission of the Montessori Teachers Institute for Professional Studies is to provide experienced Montessori teachers… Read More Ask a Mentor