By Liz Monsen
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Listen in to learn about Montessori education and discover how you can apply Montessori principles at home. Designed for parents but available to all we cover topics from choosing a school to supporting children develop healthy relationships with their peers and siblings.
||CleanEpisode 8: Infant Nutrition and Weaning||This week I get to learn from the amazing Bianca Solorzano about infant nutrition and weaning. Bianca is an Infant Head Teacher I have had a pleasure of knowing and working with for the last several years. She tells me all about the fascinating lives of||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Lower Elementary Part 2||Welcome back to our series on Montessori Lower Elementary. In this episode I have a conversation with Head of School and Elementary expert Letty Rising.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Workshop Debrief||A brief break from our Lower Elementary series, in this episode I catch up with friend and Toddler guide Kyoko Uchida and we discuss a Montessori Northwest workshop on joyful student engagement we attended in San Fransisco. For more information, includi||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Lower Elementary Part 1||On this episode I interview Dr. Eric Daniels about childhood development during the Lower Elementary years, what makes a good student and what he has learned working with students of all ages. Dr. Eric Daniels is currently a Head of School and has over||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Montessori at Home||On this episode I have a conversation with educator Jesse McCarthy about how he discovered Montessori and how families can implement Montessori philosophy at home. Jesse has over 12 years of experience as an educator and started working at LePort back i||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Sibling Rivalry||This week I interview my esteemed colleague, Carmen Calvo, about sibling rivalry. As a Montessori guide with over 20 years of experience with children from 0-12, Carmen shares her strategies for how to best support children who are experiencing jealousy||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: A Parent's Perspective||Welcome back! In this episode I interview my parents about what their experience having a preschooler/kindergartner, how they picked a school, and what they wish they knew back then. We also talk about what it was like for them to watch me go through th||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: An Introduction||Welcome to Montessori Moment! My name is Liz Monsen and I have been working as a Montessori guide(teacher) since 2013. I have a B.A. in history from Reed College, a M.Ed. in Education from Loyola University and my AMI teaching diploma from Montessori No||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Helpful to a Newbie
THis podcast is quite helpful. Our family is new to Montessori, we homeschool due to travel, and Dr. Montessori's methods resonate with us. Striving to prepare for our first year, we look forward to new episodes.
Fantastic Resource for New Montessori Family
I'm so glad I found this podcast. My child is almost 2 years old and I'm just starting to learn more about the Montessori approach. The podcast is fun to listen to, insightful, and I come away from each episode with new, practical ideas that I'm excited to put into practice.
Looking forward to more!
Just listened to one: episode 7 interview with upper elementary perspective. We have a three year old enrolled in Montessori preschool (I’m also a Beloit College graduate whose main principle is also to be able to learn for life and be prepared for any interest so I really liked what he had to say about life leaning... and particularly liked the tie in with interpersonal relationships and sense of self.)
Liz, if your still taking requests for new shows I’d love to hear more about how to bring Montessori principles to the home environment. We have a nice set of tools to help out toddler with being independent with the daily life activities (broom, dustpan, snack rack, cups, desk, organized toys and tools, accessible clothing, bathroom independence with potty, toothbrush, stool, sink, soap) but looking for some insight to bring the “work” home. What sorts of ways can we have support work with letters and symbols/numbers, geometry concepts, etc?
Keep it up!