On October 24th at 6:30 PM, Ms Hart will be treating us to a hands-on Montessori Parent Education Night. But who is this mysterious Ms. Hart? We had the chance to catch up with her and learn a few things…
Our principal, Mr. Peter Evans, was kind enough to answer some questions for us. If you haven’t met Mr. Evans, he is entirely approachable. Most Friday mornings he can be found at ‘Cookies in the Library’ after drop-off. We thank him for his time and attention in answering our questions.
What is your experience with Montessori? Was this something you had to ‘ramp up’ on prior to September? If so, how did you do so?
I’ve had no prior experience with Montessori other than undergrad coursework at UBC. I’ve had experience running a community school before, so the notion of dual programs, other than a traditional program, is not new to me. Yes, I did have to “ramp up” for it. Thankfully, several of my admin colleagues were very helpful- as well as the staff here at the school. Ms. Sellars and I spent several hours discussing Montessori and what it looks like at Maple Grove versus in a more traditional setting. In addition, Continue reading
Last week, I sat down with the lovely (and intrepid) Ms. Greyhurst. Our conversation meandered from Montessori to the most absorbent age for children (18 months?), to the struggle for independence, to plastic Easter eggs and the struggle to say no.