Author: Bobby George

Podcast: Michael Strong Chats with Danielle Stratchman

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, Michael talks with Danielle Strachman, founder and director of Innovations Academy in San Diego. Danielle… Read more »

Movement in Montessori

If you observe a Montessori classroom in action, that is precisely what you’ll witness – movement. Movement is an integral part of the Montessori method. Children move freely through the prepared environment, choosing a shelf by which to select an activity and a table by which to work. Movement is also deeply tied to social… Read more »

Podcast: Michael Strong chats with entrepreneur Charlie Hoehn

Welcome to Thinking and Doing, The Future of Education. Our host is Michael Strong, the founder of the Academy of Thought and Industry, a network of high schools with campuses in Austin, San Francisco, Manhattan, and St. Louis. This week, he talks with American author, entrepreneur, and public speaker Charlie Hoehn. This episode is brought… Read more »

ATI student on his way to Bard

We had the great pleasure of meeting JP Barbagelata, whom we featured in a brand documentary and a profile video (on the Academy of Thought and Industry website).  When we met JP, he was a junior. Passionate, willful, creative, he had an unmatched spirit. It was instantly recognizable. Infectious, even. JP had transferred to ATI… Read more »

Montessori and the Work Environment

Montessori is one of those things that often needs to be seen to be believed. This is why Montessori schools typically recommend that prospective families set up a time to observe the classroom in action. For many of us, especially those who attended a more traditional educational background, the concepts displayed in a Montessori classroom… Read more »

Lessons on Montessori: A Q&A with Lindsay Journo

As one of Higher Ground Education’s founding members, we sit down with Lindsay Journo to discuss Montessori pedagogy. Her work today focuses on teacher training, program quality, and curriculum education for elementary.  How do you know if a child is suitable for Montessori? First, understand that just as children have universal needs for healthy food… Read more »

Guidepost feature: Meet Stephanie Jimenez

Tell us about yourself. ​ My name is Stephanie Jimenez, and I’m the new Head of School at Guidepost Montessori at Williamsburg. I have been an educator for over 10 years, with experience teaching infants through middle school. I was born and raised in New York, and my life changed forever when I moved to… Read more »

Guidepost Feature: Meet Krista Whitney

Krista Whitney is the Head of School at Guidepost Montessori at Deerfield in Milton, Georgia. Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Georgia and had always known I wanted to be in education at some level. I went to school in Kentucky with an athletic scholarship knowing I wanted to make a difference in… Read more »

Meet Nicholas Munoz: From Security Guard to Elementary Guide

There’s a remarkable story that’s worth being told. It’s about Nicholas Munoz. Earlier this year, he reached out for a job as a security guard for Guidepost Montessori at Hollywood Beach, Florida. Nicholas applied for the position completely out of happenstance, not knowing anything about the Guidepost Montessori network of schools or the Montessori philosophy… Read more »

The Prepared Montessorian is Creating New Opportunities.

Perhaps the largest tangible preparation happening now is that we’re outfitting our new training center housed adjacent to our central office. Here we’re setting up mock classrooms with all the materials that children typically find in Montessori classrooms and setting up a state-of-the-art learning space for adults to learn how to bring Montessori to children. This… Read more »