Tag: Montessori

Montessori education: Ahead of its time

Editor’s note: This post from Judy Dempsey, founder and longtime principal of Summit-Questa Montessori School in Davie, Florida, is based on a chapter from her 2016 book “Turning Education Inside Out: Confessions of a Montessori Principal.” Education today must establish different goals for itself compared to generations ago. Today’s world[Read More…]

redefinED’s best of 2020: Academic ‘redshirting’ gives families relief but threatens heartburn for school districts

Editor’s note: During the holiday season, redefinED is reprising the “best of the best” from our 2020 archives. This post originally published Nov. 4. Even after eight months of pre-kindergarten, Brody Cholnik struggled to learn his ABCs.  Regular sessions with a private tutor and supplemental lessons at home helped, but[Read More…]

Can preschoolers learn virtually? In a Denver pilot program, some kids ‘can’t wait to log in’

Editor’s note: This post by Chandra Thomas Whitfield published earlier this month on Chalkbeat. Sara Mohamed and her husband had intended to enroll their 4-year-old son in in-person preschool at Holm Elementary, a nearby Denver public school, but as COVID-19 infection rates soared through the fall in Colorado, they had[Read More…]

Academic ‘redshirting’ gives families relief but threatens heartburn for school districts

Even after eight months of pre-kindergarten, Brody Cholnik struggled to learn his ABCs.  Regular sessions with a private tutor and supplemental lessons at home helped, but Brody’s mother suspected something beyond her control was in play. Her 4-year-old’s birthday wouldn’t come until several months after many of his classmates already[Read More…]

Remember the rebels

Florida’s first school choice voucher left quite the legacy, even though it didn’t survive a legal challenge. One of the first Opportunity Scholarship students, Khaliah Clanton-Williams, says school choice changed her life for the better, and she’s hoping it will continue to expand so it can benefit her son as well.