CONVENER(S): John Chattin-McNichols?
PARTICIPANTS: Sandy Bowser, Carole Campbell, Carmen Collier, Lynn Wallace, Michael Dorer, Lucy Canzoneri-Golden, Juliet King, Harvey Hallenberg, Aliyah Shakirah
SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION:
JCM has reserved a domain name separate from his training program website. He is going to use it to put up "Best practices for Montessori education." He is going to focus on ages 3-6 and 6-9 to start. It will not be an open or democratic forum, but rather JCM's ideas of best practices drawn from his experiences. He will, however, allow people to register alternative points of view if he feels that would help the picture to become clearer. The goal is to have a repository of theses ideas for teachers, administrators, and parents to look at and compare to what is going on in schools.
The website will need examples of these practices, vignettes of schools that are doing them, and pcitures of these practices in action. The group was encouraged to support the idea by communicating and sending these vignettes and pictures from their schools.