The Journey Begins, Uncategorized, What is the Method?, Yoga

So I Had This Crazy Yoga Idea: Ashtanga Yoga for Elementary Kids

In September, I set a monumental goal. I decided to teach my Elementary yogis Ashtanga Yoga.     If you know anything about Ashtanga (or check out this infographic) , you know precisely why this is a crazy idea. You begin with 5 Sun Salutation As and 5 Sun Salutation Bs, then do a lengthy series of stationary poses, each held for…

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Uncategorized, What is the Method?

10 Helpful Tips for Montessori Assistants

Assistants can be a wonderful asset in a Montessori classroom. In a Primary classroom, they are almost a necessity! Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with many dedicated and caring assistants. Unfortunately, there have also been a few disappointments. I’ve compiled a list of what I consider to be important things […] via Things to Remember as…

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Uncategorized, Who was Montessori

But She Persisted…

Patty / February 15, 2017

Ok, so that quote sounds a little creepy and ominous, but it made me consider current times and what the future holds for us. Will all these things that we are fighting for matter? Will we learn from our mistakes? Do we actually need prayers from those future people? (gulp) As Montessori Blogger, I often ask myself why I feel…

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Millennials, Uncategorized

An Open Letter to Millennials.

Patty / January 18, 2017

Dear Millennials, Hey. How’s it goin’? Wait! Before you X out of this post, let me start by saying I know you loathe being lumped into this whole “Millennial” thing. (I appreciate you reading this post anyway 🙂 ). Obviously I am not one of you, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing to you, but I want to let you know…

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The Journey Begins, Uncategorized

10,000 Reasons to Let Go of 2016

Patty / December 29, 2016

I feel my heart pounding intensely in my chest. Suddenly, my breathing gets tight. I cover my eyes so I don’t have to look at it. Then, because I just can’t help it, I pry two fingers apart and peek. I see it. It’s the box. The box that’s been shoved into the corner of my living room. I feel its…

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