My parents named me Grace – perhaps hoping that somehow I would one day morph into Grace Kelly and marry my Prince Ranier. Over time, Grace gradually became Amazing Grace – perhaps because their best friends referred to their daughter as Magnificent Sarah. It was fine with me. Life was too much fun for me […]
After so many years of working with pre-schoolers as a teacher, then with young adults as a consultant and life coach, I suddenly found myself the other day scheduling an event for residents at my neighborhood Assisted Living Center. My first thought was, “Wow, how did I end up HERE?” But I do know how […]
While out on a walk the other day (yes, I do walk a lot!), I did a double-take when, there across the street, stood what appeared to be a Headless Boy. Huh? Had I entered Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone? For an instant it seemed that way…….. His body had the look of a toddler’s and […]
I have a muse. His name is Charlie. Charlie and I have issues. Don’t get me wrong – I love Charlie. He’s a brilliant, articulate and humorous muse – a true inspiration for my often wilted brain. He has breathed entire articles into my hungry ears, enticed me with clever blog posts, creative and dynamic workshop […]
Note: This Facebook post received quite a number of comments so I thought I’d post it again on the Life Sightings blog. While out on a walk yesterday a middle-aged Hispanic man stopped me to ask directions to downtown. He said he had just hurt his hand and couldn’t work anymore that day. Sure enough, […]
Montessori teachers (also referred to as Directoresses, Directors, or Guides) undergo rigorous training that includes theory, mastery of materials, observation, and practice teaching in their level of choice: Infant/Toddler, Primary, Elementary, or Adolescent. There are training centers located around the world, with courses usually scheduled for three consecutive summers or an academic year.