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17.2. 2023

✉️Newsletter: What do you think about my “52 books this year” challenge?

Message to the community from Mirka: Dear Montessori colleagues and friends around the world, hello! Has it ever happened to you that you wanted to do something for a long time, but you never got around to doing it? And then one day you made a decision, and suddenly things started happening like little miracles, confirming to you that your decision...

15.2. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The Story of Elina Rautasalo and what it is like to become an AMI Trainer

Elina Rautasalo is an AMI 3-6 Montessori Teacher Trainer. Currently living in Prague, Elina is a part of the Montessori Institute Prague training team. She also directs 3-6 Diploma Courses in other countries. Apart from her training work, Elina travels around the world as a speaker and a consultant. Enjoy the story of a young woman who moved from...

6.2. 2023

🎙️Podcast: The story of Anna Volokhova and her work for Montessori in Ukraine

Anna Volokhova and her story of Montessori in Ukraine Kyiv resident, ambulance doctor, activist, volunteer of the Red Cross Rapid Response Unit during the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, coordinator of the medical support of hospitals in the east during 2022, Anna is a real life hero. She is a Montessori еducator for ages 0-3 and 3-6...

2.2. 2023

✉️Newsletter: 5 Tips From Mirka: Allow Yourself to Start Dreaming About Your Montessori Dream

Dear Montessori colleagues and friends around the world, hello! No matter the cold weather, helping you Make Your Montessori Dream Projects Come True continues to be The Theme of my work these days. And the honest truth is that it is also the theme of my nights because I am so excited I can hardly sleep. And when I sleep,...

17.1. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Courage, Bilingual Montessori & Difference between Orientation and Assistant Courses

Dear Montessori colleagues and friends around the world, hello! Today I am writing to you from my most favorite spa. I decided to leave my family and the Institute for one full week!, to rest and restore my energy. I have had health issues due to all kinds of stress and I am committed to taking good care of myself in 2023, so...

12.1. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Human connection & Erasmus grant

Dear colleagues and friends,  I want to thank you for all the emails you sent me in response to my last new year message. It is humbling to read your words of appreciation, admiration and encouragement ❤️.  What warms my heart most of all is that many of you feel our story encourages you. And even though...

1.1. 2023

✉️Newsletter: Make your Montessori dream come true in 2023!

Dear Montessori friends and colleagues around the world, I just came back from our farm. I am sitting in front of my computer, thinking about you and about something nice and encouraging to say to you at the start of the year.🤗 At the farm, I took a small walk around the property, thinking about the past year...

19.9. 2022

Erasmus Bilingual Montessori Project Newsletter no. 2

Greetings to all of you from the Bilingual Montessori project team!  As we are entering a new school year, we are happy to share news about the progress of our project work during the last couple of months.  If you missed our first newsletter, here is a quick summary of what the Bilingual Montessori project is all...

17.8. 2022

August 2022 at the Montessori Farm – Adolescent Guides Gathering

The History of Adolescent Guides Gathering at the Montessori Farm in the Czech Republic.. because the ‘Why?’ is most important. When our non-profit organization Andílek was founded, little did we know about the needs of the adolescents, Maria Montessori’s vision of the prepared environment for young people, and about the farm.  It feels like ancient...

7.8. 2022

Farm Office Day in Senešnice.

Thursday, August 4, 2022, started with busy preparations for the AMI Montessori 12-18 Orientation Certificate Course on our Montessori Farm Senešnice. Mirka was there early in the morning, took care of the house and the goats, and continued with her Farm Office Day. But this day was going to bring a bit of a twist to the...