MSM Heads of School Cafe

Heads of School Cafe

The MSM HOS Cafes are held monthly on a Wednesday morning starting at 9:30AM. The purpose of the HOS Cafes is to create a collaborative and supportive community among Heads of Montessori Schools. We encourage open dialogue, sharing best practices and brainstorming and sharing solutions to common challenges. By infusing Montessori principles into these topics, we as school leaders can inspire our school community, enhance the parent experience, and foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Montessori approach.

This year we are introducing topic themes for each month. We want to inspire conversations along with innovative thinking and sharing amongst the group. We have organized themes to line up with the flow of the school calendar and what might be happening in our communities throughout the year.

Topic themes:

February 14: How do we further empower parents as partners in Montessori?
Theme: Parents (Empowering)
Inspiring Quote: "Free the child's potential, and you will transform them into the world." - Maria Montessori

March 13: How do we celebrate our school community and continue to build strong connections with the Montessori community
Inspiring Quote: "Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment." - Maria Montessori

April 10: How do we show appreciation for our teachers?
Themes: Teachers
Inspiring Quote: "Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities." - Maria Montessori

May 8: How do we celebrate the Montessori journey?
Themes: Montessori Journey, Gratitude, Moving up)
Inspiring Quote: "Let us give the child a vision of the whole universe... for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity." - Maria Montessori

June 12: Join us to reflect on the 2023-24 School Year
Theme: End of Year Reflections