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Staff Spotlight Post: Molly Bernhardt

Q: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Your background, your interests, your dreams?  I’m the youngest of 4 children, born and raised in Toledo. I am a mom of 4 children, born in 3 different cities and …
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Freedom within Limits!

Montessori- Freedom within limits There are a number of common misconceptions about Montessori education. One is that Montessori education is too structured and controlled. Another is that children are allowed to do whatever they want. Instead, Montessori education embodies an important concept … …
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7 Ways to Encourage Independence!

You probably know that encouraging independence is a hallmark of Montessori education and parenting.  The best way to teach our children to do things for themselves is to create supportive structures in which they can gradually depend on us less …
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Montessori Sensitive Periods of Child Development!

  “A child learns to adjust himself and make acquisitions in his sensitive periods. These are like a beam that lights interiorly or a battery that furnishes energy. It is this sensibility which enables a child to come in contact …
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Beth Ann Less (Class of 2009)

A junior studying mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, Beth Ann was encouraged to pursue topics that interested her throughout her 13 years at West Side Montessori.

Christian Tylinski (Class of 2008)

Currently a senior in architecture at the University of Cincinnati, Christian's middle school internship experience while WSM set him on an amazing career path.

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