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Meet Helen Dunn

Get acquainted with our board directors and staff who make it all happen behind the scenes. Discover what drives their passion for MSCA and their vision for its future.​

Meeting in the Middle Forum 2024

Meeting in the Middle 2024 attendees

We are thrilled to report that our annual “Meeting in the Middle” Forum, jointly hosted by The Hills Montessori School and Southern Montessori School, was a resounding success! Held from 23–26 May, 2024, this special event brought together over 40 educators from Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia, dedicated to enriching Montessori adolescent education.

Meet Bill Conway

Meet Bill Conway

Get acquainted with our board directors and staff who make it all happen behind the scenes. Discover what drives their passion for MSCA and their vision for its future.​

Meet Gay Wales

Get acquainted with our board directors and staff who make it all happen behind the scenes. Discover what drives their passion for MSCA and their vision for its future.​

Meet Janis Coffey

Get acquainted with our board directors and staff who make it all happen behind the scenes. Discover what drives their passion for MSCA and their vision for its future.​

Punished by Rewards?

Rewards and punishments are both ways of manipulating behaviour. They are two forms of doing things to students. And to that extent, all of the research that says its counterproductive to say to students, "do this or here is what im going to do to you" also applies to saying, "do this and you'll get that" Ed Deci and Rich Ryan at the university of Rochester are right when they call rewards "control through seduction" -Alfie Kohn

REWARDS: Punishment, motivation, or compliance…? Read this article excerpt from our recent newsletter to find out more about why Alfie Kohn thinks children are punished by rewards. Read it here.

The Four Planes of Development – A Tool for Parents

Dr. Montessori spoke about four planes of development. A child passes from 0-6 to 6-12 to 12-18 and to 18-24. The child is almost like a new child in each of these planes.

This article has been republished from The Montessori Notebook, Simone Davies’ website. You can follow on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. A Montessori childhood: from 0 – 24 years old Have you ever thought, “I […]

The Four Planes of Development

The Four Planes of Development Maria Montessori identified four planes, or periods, of human development. Carine Robin from The Montessori Family provides a brief overview: Click here to read the […]

Maths: The Binomial Cube Explained

Maths: The Binomial Cube Explained   The Binomial Cube is one of those amazing Montessori materials. It introduces abstract maths concept to children as young as four-years-old without them even knowing […]