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Why You Should be Offering Free Parenting Courses

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Many people would say that being a parent is the most difficult job out there. New parents read books, get advice from friends and their own parents, and yet, are still faced with challenges they do not know how to overcome. From tantrums to child development, many questions arise over those early years of parenthood and beyond. 

There are very few parents who wouldn't be willing to gain insight and support from child development experts, such as Montessori guides and school leaders. This is an…

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Ideas for School Community Engagement: Holiday 2020

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This year has been filled with many challenges, but the holidays offer many opportunities for positive community engagement that can be hugely beneficial for staff, students, and families. Planning activities that are memorable, exciting, and encourage involvement are still possible despite social distancing. This moment of opportunity should be seized, as it is a great way for you to create interest around your school and keep families involved. Community management should be part of your marke…

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How Can We Persuade School Governors/Trustees to Take School Leader Wellbeing Seriously?

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By Dr. Helen Kelly 
Helen was our guest speaker at last week's town hall discussion on School Leader Wellbeing. Reposted with permission from her blog The Positive Principal.


On Thursday I led a Zoom town hall discussion with a large group of Montessori school leaders from across the USA who had reached out to ask for my support. The first question was “how can I make the board of governors/trustees listen and take my wellbeing seriously? The principal asking this question told the group that …

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