Welcome to Montessori Conversations, a podcast where we explore the world of Montessori one conversation at a time. Our goal is to share what is new in the field, dive into specific aspects of the world of Montessori and talk to experts in the field.
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Jill Segerman is the manager of instructional design and technology at Xavier University with a background in early childhood education and video production. She is also an avid podcast enthusiast.
Julie Kugler-Ackley is a Senior Teaching Professor at the Xavier University Montessori Teacher Education Program and teaches courses and is the Field Placement coordinator for Xavier’s Montessori Teacher Education program and the online Montessori Master of Education. Julie enjoys reading, attending community arts and music events, discovering new restaurants and
March 05, 2020
In this episode we talk with a 3 - 6 year old teacher about how she brings science into her classroom and shares her passion for science with her children.
February 27, 2020
We talk with a parent, and learn why she chose Montessori for her three children, and how she and her children decided on the high school they would each attend.
February 20, 2020
We talk about why music is important and how to integrate music into the Montessori classroom.
February 13, 2020
We talk about Cosmic Education from the perspective of a head of school, learning about how she supports parents in learning about Cosmic Education, and teachers in their continued growth in Cosmic Education.
February 06, 2020
We hear the Montessori story of someone who was a Montessori student, transitioned to a college prep high school, and then returned to Montessori as a teacher.
January 29, 2020
We explore the value of learning a second language, why it is important, especially for young children, and types of activities that can support learning a second language.