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Back to Basics: What does Edifire offer?

It’s important to use a conferencing service that fits the needs of your meeting. Consider the number of attendees, joining methods, duration and agenda for your meeting along with the additional questions below to help determine if Edifire is the right option. 252 more words


The Local Food Economy

Local food has become a burgeoning industry over the last few years as more consumers begin to question where their food is coming from. While it’s true that ‘local’ was popular decades before the rapid globalization of our food system, the local food industry we see today is actually a new one with different players, complexities and market opportunities that make it unique. 1,344 more words

Tricia Phelps

Bring Montessori Home!

Parents & Grandparents! Friends & Families! We have an opportunity to earn FREE materials for St. Croix Montessori School.

Bringing Montessori into the home is a way to help support the development of your child.

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Putting Ourselves in Their Shoes

As we gear up for Monday’s gala, sharing here two final stories of lives transformed and invite you to join us on October 12th to help women like Lakshmi and Periyammal – Click here: www.asiainitiativesgala.org… 724 more words


Embrace Imperfect Produce

The storm that tore across Leelanau and Grand Traverse counties last month uprooted trees and damaged homes. But it also beat up a lot of locally grown produce, leaving it unable to meet our “perfect produce” standards. 753 more words

Tricia Phelps

Prepared Environment

Our classrooms follow the “prepared environment” philosophy of Dr. Montessori, so that children can freely follow their natural industry and drive to learn, guided by AMI-certified teachers. 114 more words

For Parents

THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION - just a thought or several

The purpose of education, so someone once said, is to turn mirrors into windows. Those windows are permanent fixtures in everybody’s life. As I see it, the job of a teacher, who, if you remember I prefer to call a facilitator, is to clean those windows and show what is on the other side while adding their own knowledge and experiences from life. 2,171 more words