Dear Parents of the Jarrow Community, I am writing to share some resources for managing the emotional elements of this global crisis. First and foremost, it is important to remember that this is an unprecedented event which calls us to revel in uncertainty. It may sound counterintuitive or initially lead to a greater anxiety response, but nobody knows what to do. I invite you to consider that this fact is actually an extraordinary relief. There is no “right” way, or perfect path. The way forward is to use the information we are getting in combination with our own inner wisdom and [Read More…]
JP Gritton attended Jarrow Montessori from the time he was 2 until graduation in 6th grade. His new book WYOMING is receiving lots of acclaim and he is currently touring the country when he has time away from teaching creative writing at Duke University. When you ask how his Montessori education at Jarrow impacted him, he has a lot to say…. “At Jarrow, if you had a passion, you were allowed to pursue it, and not just allowed, but encouraged. From a very young age, I loved to write. Ellen Drury, my teacher, was one of the best teachers I have [Read More…]
Public districts around the country are seeing that the model of public education is failing. This is a great listen on a few school districts efforts to “remake public education.” How are they revisioning school? Does this sound like a Montessori model? Interviews with a Governor, Superintendent, parents and a venture capitalist all share how this “new” model is producing amazing results. As Montessorians, we know this model is over 100 years old and has been the bedrock of Jarrow’s practice for 54 years. Take a listen!