I would like to take a post to applaud the new AMI USA website launched January 7, 2009. A friend and web developer, Jeremy Tolbert, recently made this comment on his blog, regarding the challenges involved in convincing organizations to update a website… Explaining why certain technology is better than others, or why a website shouldn’t look like it… Read More AMI USA Website
My friend called the other day to tell me he had gotten a new car, and of course I asked the make and model. Then I asked why he selected that specific car. The answer… it was blue. This never actually happened, but the story does contain a certain truth. Sometimes people make choices… Read More How do Parents choose a Preschool?
I’ve been thinking more about the Tipping Point of the Montessori movement, and specifically critical mass, which is defined as “an amount necessary or sufficient to have a significant effect or to achieve a result” (Dictionary.com 2006). A few innovators and early adopters isn’t enough to push a phenomenon to the Tipping Point. There have been… Read More Critical Mass
Last summer I read The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell and I began to consider implications for the Montessori movement. If you are not familiar with the book, this blurb from the back of the book provides a decent summary. “The Tipping Point is that magic moment… Read More The Tipping Point