The Xavier Montessori Conversations Podcast
Making Music

Making Music

February 20, 2020

We talk about why music is important and how to integrate music into the Montessori classroom.

Cosmic Education - A Head of School’s Perspective

Cosmic Education - A Head of School’s Perspective

February 13, 2020

We talk about Cosmic Education from the perspective of a head of school, learning about how she supports parents in learning about Cosmic Education, and teachers in their continued growth in Cosmic Education.

From Montessori Student to Teacher

From Montessori Student to Teacher

February 6, 2020

We hear the Montessori story of someone who was a Montessori student, transitioned to a college prep high school, and then returned to Montessori as a teacher.

036 Learning a Second Language

036 Learning a Second Language

January 30, 2020

We explore the value of learning a second language, why it is important, especially for young children, and types of activities that can support learning a second language.

035 Infants and Toddlers - Routines, Relationships and Independence

035 Infants and Toddlers - Routines, Relationships and Independence

January 23, 2020

We explore Montessori for infants and toddlers, thinking about ideas like routines, relationships, and independence.

Bonus Episode - Adolescent Training From the Trainees Perspective

Bonus Episode - Adolescent Training From the Trainees Perspective

December 5, 2019

We learn about what is like to go through adolescent Montessori training from the trainees, hearing about what, how and why.

Bonus Episode - Playscapes on Location

Bonus Episode - Playscapes on Location

November 27, 2019

We talk with a group of students at Xavier university who had the opportunity to explore a local playscape, and think about the benefits from the perspective of their discipline.

032 The History of Montessori and Music

032 The History of Montessori and Music

November 21, 2019

In this episode we learn about the history of music in the Montessori philosophy, from Maria Montessori's initial exploration, to her work with colleagues, to the role of music today and beyond.

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.