Montessori coming to Garland ISD in 2016-17

(GARLAND ISD, TX – August 26, 2015) The area’s newest Montessori is just around the corner. Garland ISD strives to provide all students with a well-rounded education that includes school choice. Currently, the district boasts 10 specialized magnets at 16 campuses. Montessori provides families with another option to customize their child’s learning. Additionally, the locations […]

The Child’s Love of the Adult

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 16, 2015) In my kitchen at the back of the drawer that holds the hot pads, is a green oven mitt.  Worn, with a few holes in it, the mitt is visible every time I open the drawer.  Its mate, regrettably, was lost in a move.  The mitt’s been around for […]

Discovery School in Heath offers Christian Montessori education unique to area

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (August 17, 2014) This fall, Discovery School at First Baptist Church in Heath will once again open its doors for 3-6-year-olds interested in receiving a Montessori education. Discovery School Directress Norma Morris has 35 years of experience with the Montessori learning style, and said Discovery School is the only Christian Montessori program in […]

Yakety yak, don’t talk back…

(May 22, 2014) “You can’t talk to me that way, young man!” As the words came out of her mouth, Jane realized she was falling into the same trap…again.  But how much can one take of, “You can’t make me!” The trap?  You can’t get rid of disrespect with disrespect.  You have to use respect […]

Better trickles down

(March 10, 2013) As we learn and grow interesting events occur.  Others around us grow and learn.  We position ourselves to help others through our newfound knowledge and skills. One of my friends when I was ten years old received a new Monopoly game as a gift.  Over the next year it sat on her […]

When we belong, we’re important

October 17, 2012 – We all need to feel like we belong.  And the most important place we need to feel like we belong is in our families.   It is from our family relationships that we build relationships within our schools, our churches, our neighborhoods and our communities…and beyond. According to Rudolph Dreikurs and Alfred […]

Discovery School, Christian Montessori, opens at First Baptist Heath

Discovery School, Christian Montessori, opens at First Baptist Heath

(Rockwall/Heath) August 29, 2012 – The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 28 for Discovery School, the first Christian Montessori in the DFW Metroplex to offer the complete Hands-On-Bible curriculum. FULL STORY:  (Rockwall/Heath) August 22, 2012 – On December 15, 2006, Norma Morris, Head of  School at Country Day Montessori […]

Christian Montessori school opens at First Baptist-Heath

Christian Montessori school opens at First Baptist-Heath

Discovery School is first Christian Montessori in DFW Metroplex to offer complete Hands-On-Bible curriculum (Rockwall/Heath) August 22, 2012 – On December 15, 2006, Norma Morris, Head of  School at Country Day Montessori School, turned off the lights for the last time on Plaza Drive after 29 years in Rockwall. Within weeks, the school was torn down […]

How setting limits creates freedom, allows creativity

At a neighborhood coffee, Cheryl announced that she had stopped eating sugar.  Several women gasped at the thought. “But that’s so limiting,” said one. Cheryl smiled and said, “Actually I find the limitation is quite freeing.  I don’t worry any more whether I should eat something or not.  Drawing the line at no sugar has […]

Welcome mistakes, be friendly with error

“Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment,” read the sign in the gift shop.   The sign reminded me of what I’ve learned about errors:  since mistakes are at the forefront of learning, it is best if we can be friendly with error and welcome mistakes for the learning opportunities that they […]

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