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Juneau celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

...Thunder Mountain High School Principal Dan Larson and Montessori Teacher Lupita Alvarez all touching on issues of accessibility...all of God's children."Alvarez, a longtime Montessori teacher, said she practices the philosophy of educating the...
In tune with Alaska

...thought) 'Well, hell yeah!'"Still, he stayed on the teaching track, traveling to Italy to get training as a Montessori teacher, before coming to Juneau with his wife, Chris, to start a Montessori elementary program."But music kept sneaking...
Juneau Student Symphony to perform concert prior to Portland performances

...the idea of growing up. It was inspired by Montessori's philosophy -- Trostel and his wife, Chris, are both Montessori Portland, the JSS will perform "The Life of the Child" at the Oregon Convention Center, on July 31, as...
Montessori parents to make case for more classrooms

...Alaska Friends of Montessori spent $12,000 to train a prospective teacher in the Montessori method. A current Montessori teacher advertised openings in a third classroom and the current classrooms in the March 11 newsletter of Harborview Elementary...
Montessori middle school in the works

...who is training this summer at the North American Montessori Teachers' Association in Cleveland, Ohio. Bradford said...Kahn, executive director of the North American Montessori Teachers' Association. A few of the programs are what...
Alaska Digest

...Harborview Elementary. The Montessori classrooms accept students from around the city. The district will fund the new Montessori teacher from a pool of two open teaching positions it authorized for the upcoming school year. Montessori parents and the...
Teachers OK new contract

...Over the long term there's a benefit for everyone, but it's less palatable in the short term for some," said Montessori teacher Chris Trostel. Good, the Juneau union's president, said the National Education Association for Alaska and for...
Juneau Montessori open house Sept. 23

...years and now leads her own Children's House class. Andrea Roach is also a Montessori teacher at the primary level, certified by the Canadian Montessori Teacher Education Institute. She holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from...
Motivated Montessori teacher was motivated learner to begin with

Children are very good at learning, says Lupita Alvarez. The executive director of the Juneau Montessori School said she watches children learn. She laughed at the idea that people need standardized tests to prove it. Children at her school in Douglas call her Pita. For many, her full first name can be a mouthful, she said. The school encourages independent thinking and questions. One 5-year-old girl recently asked what air is made of. With her teacher, she went to the Internet in search of answers. They learned about air and its components, which are measured in microns.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Alexander said. The Juneau School Board turned down two additional charter school applications this year. However, Montessori teacher Chris Trostel said it does at least remove one possible barrier, the two-school cap for Juneau. ``They don't...


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