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Two More Enthusiastic Book Recommendations (Plus One Lukewarm Rec)

Two more books that are worth your time: (1) Dream Land: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones:  The story of the current opiate crisis in the US.  Quinones, a journalist, explores the root causes of the opiate

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Summer Reading: Two Recommendations

Looking for some summer reading?  I’ve got two books that are both in my “Top-Ten of All Time” (neither of which has anything to do with education, school or Montessori!) What I love about both books is that the authors

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Video: Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) Honduras

This spring, 23 NNM students, 16 parents and 7 staff visited our friends and sister-school at NPH Honduras.  One group went in April and a second group in June.  Since 2011, over 230 people from NNM have visited an NPH

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NNM Class of 2018: Video

Dear NNM Class of 2018, Here is my gift to you: a video montage of your two years in NNM’s Junior High.  I hope you enjoy the memories, the smiles and the songs.  Remember the things that your teachers taught

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Graduation Dance Pictures! 

Go to the Fotio webpage to see and download all 526 pics from last night’s party.  Thanks to the room parents, Gabrielle (DJ & photo booth) and Sheila/Marlo (sweatpants).            

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May Mayhem: Under the Sea

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 24, is our annual May Mayhem.  This year’s version takes place Under the Sea.  You may have been herring about it.  It’s a large-scale  variety show where the students can showcase their talents and passions: singing, dancing,

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A Celebration of an Inspiring Life: Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104 Dovey Johnson Roundtree outside the United States District Court in Washington, about 1985. “As a woman, and as a woman of color in an age when black lawyers had to leave the

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Gateway Parenting

“Because once you start doing for your children what they can do for themselves, there is a tragic feedback loop which receives from and expresses to both parties, parent and child. The less your child does for himself, the less

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