Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Florida Montessori Conference

Congrats to our friends at Young Minds at Play on their
display at the Montessori Foundation Conference in Florida this week!
Here is their "boothe" or display with all their
beautiful hand made Montessori materials. I am a big FAN!

One of their new materials includes this wooden US flag! Requests are
coming in for others from other countries.

The 16th annual Montessori Foundation's International Conference is currently being held once again in sunny Sarasota, FL.
Several hundred people from all over the world are in attendence for the 3 day conference where Montessori educators and administrators are able to network, attend various classes, and shop for Montesori materials from vendors such as Young Minds At Play.
This year's focus is "Reflections: What it means when we call ourselves Montessorians". It has been an opportunity to reflect, rejuvenate, and reinvigorate for a great academic year. The international conference is one of a kind because it builds community during the days with plenty of time for social networking. It provides preparation for the teacher to go back into the classroom or administrative role with new skills, tools, and a new way of seeing oneself.
The Montessori Foundation is an international nonprofit organization which works worldwide to help Montessori schools to educate children in a spirit of partnership and peace. It's schools inspire a sense of wonder and nurture children's curiosity, creativity, and imagination.
More information on The Montessori Foundation may be found here: