Thursday, January 29, 2015

Love of Learning

Back from Miami
by Ijya C. Tulloss

         I just got back from Miami, Florida.  I was there with my son, Mark,  to give a presentation to educators and parents of South Florida.  The conference was hosted by Barry University and organized by the Andrew Dora McGhee Montessori Foundation.  We also launched Phase I of our reading program featuring seven colorful posters with an instructional video.
            The weekend was a reunion with former students and friends, a reconnection with Barry University faculty and staff and a spiritual rejuvenation. I was honored for bringing Montessori to Barry during the assembly.  More than 500 attended.
            My presentation briefly described how our reading program works featuring video clips of children involved in the process.  Several students were so surprised to see Melanie on video teaching small children one-on-one.  They saw her as a ten year old sitting in my Humanities class.  They also admired the alphabet chart she drew.
            Selling was brisk.  Several people crowded our two tables.  We could have used two more personnel each with his/her own "square" device attached to an iphone.  We were lucky for Sarah to come and manage our tables while Mark and I were at my presentation.
            The posters standing on easels were so attractive.  People asked who drew the illustrations.  If you missed the event and would like to purchase this reading program for a reasonable price, this is what you do:
            Go to
Home page shows pictures.  On the menu bar on top, you will see Our Story, Products.   Click on Products.
The Products page shows  our posters displayed singly,  as a group and our DVD.  Prices are indicated on each item.  Click on the selected item and proceed to pay online.

Follow-up sessions online will be delivered upon request.  Let's read!

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