Tineke Ripping

I have been a faithful follower of your weekly newsletter for 10 years and find your style of communication really effective. Just a little bit every week with some theory and practice included. Always so relevant to anyone dealing with little children. Your support of new parents and young families is a great contribution to […]

Sarah M

As a Montessori trained guide as well as a mom of a Montessori trained child, your advice and perspective have been invaluable.  I have been able to implement your suggestions in my classroom to great success!  Your insight and wisdom really shine through.  I love directing the parents to your comprehensive website. I am so […]

Samanthi Kolongoda

Maren, your conducting of scientific Montessori teaching has given me complete understanding of how Montessori true nature works…providing in depth knowledge…valuable resources and services… teacher training workshops…enhancing children to develop into independent, compassionate and open-minded learners. I am indeed most confident with the unique opportunity gained and greatly impressed of your workshops and the insights…from […]

Phyllis and Dale Abernathy

My husband and I were teachers for over 30 years in the traditional school systems.  Each of us did the best we knew how and tried to make positive growth in each student’s life.  At times we were very frustrated knowing we were missing something in our delivery. When our daughters were born and began […]

Paula Craig

I should have said a thank you long ago.  Since I retired from administrating an AMI school, I have done developmental consultations and many, many parent conferences.  Frequently I forward one of your articles to follow up those conferences.  So now I say a proper thank you for your work, accessibility and good guidance.

Marjorie Shaughnessy

I am grateful for all of your many insights! I joyfully pass these along to parents to address a particular need. Our Preschool enjoys gathering in circle when they hear (your song)  “I feel happy, happy, happy…” The song calls them together and sets the environment for our pledge to the flag, followed by “God Bless America” and morning prayers and more singing!! The Catechesis […]

Marie Conti

Your Kids Talk Newsletter provides quick, easy-to-read and digest bits of advice and info that I look forward to. I have shared your columns with parents and teachers in my school and adult learners in the Montessori teacher education program where I am an instructor. I have also encouraged all of them to subscribe so […]

Lily Spencer

Maren Schmidt has succeeded in synthesizing and communicating the essence of the Montessori Method to parents, teachers and schools in a way that is fun, empathetic and easy. Thank you Maren, for creating something so useful to all of us!

Julie Davis

While I love learning and taking classes in general, completing professional development courses was often a chore and the material too basic and irrelevant to my work as a Montessori educator. I was so thrilled when I came across Maren Schmidt’s course offerings and now I take advantage of her insightful online courses, newsletters and […]

Heidi Panosh

As a Montessori administrator, I send home your weekly newsletter to parents. This has helped them immensely to understand how Montessori can work in the home and to help with parenting skills. Our parent group is young and often their oldest child has just entered school. The information you present is encouraging and educational for […]