The Xavier Montessori Conversations Podcast
031 What is cosmic education - a teacher’s perspective

031 What is cosmic education - a teacher’s perspective

November 14, 2019

In this episode we talk with a Montessori teacher about Cosmic Education, what it is, and how it is taught.

030 Dementia - Creating a Supportive Environment

030 Dementia - Creating a Supportive Environment

November 7, 2019

In this episode we return to the topic of supporting people with dementia through the philosophy of Montessori. Kathy Farfsing joins us again and talks about how to create a supportive home environment through making changes to the physical environment and creating engaging and meaningful activities.

029 Neighborhood Montessori School - A Parent Perspective

029 Neighborhood Montessori School - A Parent Perspective

October 31, 2019

We talk with a parent about his experience and his children's experience in a neighborhood Montessori school. We hear about how the school begin, the role of the parents in making it happen, the benefit for the children and for the neighborhood.

028 Playscapes, what, why and how

028 Playscapes, what, why and how

October 22, 2019

In today’s episode we learn about playscapes, what they are, how teachers and parents can support children in using them, and the process one Montessori school used in planning for their new playscape. We also look at the importance of giving children opportunities and freedom to explore nature.

027 What is mindfulness and how to create a practice

027 What is mindfulness and how to create a practice

October 17, 2019

In this episode we explore the idea of mindfulness, what it is, how to create your own practice, and how to bring in into your classroom and your home.

26 Balancing accountability with trusting the teacher, and AMS accreditation

26 Balancing accountability with trusting the teacher, and AMS accreditation

October 10, 2019

This episode begins with a discussion of how to balance accountability and the needs of the child. We look at the importance of trusting and advocating for the teacher and the Montessori philosophy. We also talk about the AMS accreditation process, what its like, and the benefits that the process can bring to administrators and teachers.

025 Why Grace and Courtesy are More than Good Manners

025 Why Grace and Courtesy are More than Good Manners

October 3, 2019

In this episode we talk with Christine Trimmer about how to design a home environment that supports a child's independence through the design of the environment and the routine and activities that happen within the environment. Christine shares some practical ideas and tips as well as an overall approach.

024 Designing the Home Environment

024 Designing the Home Environment

September 26, 2019

In this episode we talk with Christine Trimmer about how to design a home environment that supports a child's independence through the design of the environment and the routine and activities that happen within the environment. Christine shares some practical ideas and tips as well as an overall approach.

023 Incorporating Art

023 Incorporating Art

September 19, 2019

In this episode we explore the ways that art can be incorporated into the classroom, nature and the home. Mary Lisa talks about art at different ages, art supplies, the value of art instruction as well as art exploration, and why art is valuable for children to experience.

Birthday Bonus

Birthday Bonus

August 31, 2019

We stop to recognize Maria Montessori's birthday.