Seeing the True Child

Santa Cruz Montessori Primary

How do we experience love coming to us from another?  Often people will say “this person truly sees me for who I am”.   One of the most important ways to “see” another is through listening and giving the other the gift of feeling heard.  We feel that this other person gets us, he “sees” us. … Continue reading Seeing the True Child

Teaching Children to Love

Santa Cruz Montessori Wavecrest Jr High at Live Earth Farm

The purpose of the adult of the species, any species, is to ensure the success of the next generation. From bees to bears, from hyenas to humans, every adult’s job is to provide for the young. Someone did it for us. Now it is our turn to give back, ideally giving more than we were … Continue reading Teaching Children to Love

Giving our Children the Gift of Ten Little Words

Santa Cruz Montessori Elementary

At this time of year as we think about gifts for our children, sometimes the most important gifts are intangible. Montessori teacher and author Maren Schmidt writes in a “Kids Talk” column: “Being savvy in the social graces is called emotional or social intelligence. Emotional awareness and interpersonal skills are seen as significant factors in … Continue reading Giving our Children the Gift of Ten Little Words

Words of Gratitude & Thanksgiving

Santa Cruz Montessori Primary

Our SCM staff and teachers would like to express our gratitude to SCM parents for sharing your children with us. We love your children and we love the work we do with them each day. From our staff and teachers’ own words, we are grateful for: Getting to witness the “ah-ha” moments students experience when … Continue reading Words of Gratitude & Thanksgiving