1. They role model volunteering
2. They teach kids how to cook
3. They steer teens away from caffeine
4. They help their kids become strong readers
5. They don't give up on exposing kids to the
Children with learning differences have
always held a special place in my heart. It is partly what makes Dr. Joyce Pickering's new book Montessori Strategies forChildren with Learning Differences so special. I highly recommend this
book to all educators and parents who want to learn more about Montessori
education and working with children who learn differently.
In 1990 Dr. Pickering—a
dear friend and colleague of mine—became the Executive Director of the Shelton School and Evaluation Center in Dallas, TX. At that time, the
school had an enrollment of 170 children. Dr. Pickering directed the school for
20 years, and in 2010, when the school was serving 700 children, she
transitioned to the Shelton Outreach Department with a focus on the School’s
Montessori Applied to Children At Risk (MACAR) teacher-training program.
Shelton now has an enrollment of over 900 children and is the largest school in
the world for children with dyslexia and other learning differences.