Category: Journal

The Prepared Montessorian

We help leaders and teachers worldwide learn how to better serve children. The mission of the Prepared Montessorian is to provide the adult Montessori educator with the tools, training, resources, perspective, and inspiration—the prepared environment—necessary to optimally guide the children under her care. The Prepared Montessorian will offer its services directly through its professional development platform, and… Read more »

A Global Strategy

While initially focusing our efforts on the children in the United States that would benefit from a Montessori education, we cannot ignore the fact that lack of access to quality Montessori is just as pronounced internationally—or the fact that Montessori is already a massively global movement. Both the challenges for and the opportunity of Montessori… Read more »

What Does It Take to Achieve Excellence?

For many decades, researchers who have focused on achieving excellence in all realms have studied the practices of star performers and exceptionally capable learners. Mastery requires a careful focus on and commitment to improving the quality of one’s own practice—it is an ongoing process of refinement of technique whether in music, writing, mathematics, chess, coding,… Read more »

Cultivating Excellence

Dr. Charles Reavis’ Lessons from Extraordinary Educators tells the story of coaches, teachers, and principals who elicit extraordinary performance from “ordinary” students. We have all known a particular high school that won state or national championships in chess, debate, mathematics, choir, or other areas far out of proportion to their population. Reavis concludes from examining… Read more »

When Not to Help Your Child

Your child is capable of doing so many things for themselves. Of course, as a parent, you want to help your child when they are struggling or frustrated. But for your child’s development, confidence, and independence, it’s important to pause a few seconds before stepping in. Observe if your child is actually struggling, or just… Read more »

How to Help your Child Learn Patience

So much of the learning your child does before age 6 is learning how to interact with others. These learning moments of ‘What happens when…’ are grouped into Grace and Courtesy lessons in the Montessori classroom and are essential to building a positive school community. You can incorporate Grace and Courtesy lesson at home as… Read more »

The Montessori Multiplier

Looking backwards at the life you’ve lived, consider the sheer variety of experiences that make up your history. Hours spent conversing with friends or loved ones, learning to play the violin, reading a great novel, preparing a meal, walking on the beach, or researching some topic that is interesting to you. Looking forward at your… Read more »

Meet Guidepost Parent

LAKE FOREST, CA, JAN 16 2019—Higher Ground Education has launched Guidepost Parent, a first-of-its-kind Montessori parenting app built for both Guidepost Montessori’s community and parents around the world. The free iOS iPhone app is now available for download on the App Store. With daily positive parenting tips and original articles written by the team, Guidepost Parent… Read more »

Higher Ground Education acquires Montessorium

LAKE FOREST, CA, Sept 17, 2018—Higher Ground Education has acquired Montessorium, an education company with a suite of apps centered around the Montessori approach to education. The purchase will expand the reach and power of Higher Ground’s educational platform. Higher Ground was founded in 2016 with the mission of modernizing and mainstreaming Montessori education worldwide. Higher… Read more »

Higher Ground Launches ATI

Higher Ground is thrilled to officially announce a new venture: its first high school, the Academy of Thought and Industry. ATI will open in San Francisco in September of 2018, and is accepting student applications for its inaugural class. Higher Ground’s mission is to bring Montessori education to the world—providing a quality Montessori education to as many students… Read more »