Observing carefully and speaking clearly

When parents visit a well-run Montessori preschool classroom,…

Just not good enough: why your child deserves a better curriculum

If you attended Elementary Curriculum Night, you had a sneak-peek…

Why Do We Study Science

Science education is a staple of modern schooling. One rarely…

Focusing on Focus

As parents, we know that children are not automatically…

Healthy eating starts with knowing foods

In a recent segment of ABC’s Food Revolution show,…

At LePort, the "passion for learning" is kept alive

What does medieval history have to do with a juicy steak…

Drive: Keeping a Child’s Love of Learning Alive

Every school we know talks about instilling a love of learning…

Silence: An Unexpected Montessori Benefit

When parents first visit a well-run Montessori school, they often…

Creative Play and Montessori Principles

Several recent articles in major newspapers discussed the…

Tiger Mom vs. Enjoying Childhood: A Choice you Don’t Have to Make

A recent article excerpting a chapter of Amy Chua’s book, Battle…

Choose Prevention, Not Treatment

Two weeks ago, I read the following urgent requests for help…

Don’t Redshirt for Kindergarten–Eliminate Fixed Timeline

Over the past year, much has been said about the right time to…

The Power of Play

I recently came across a not-for-profit group called “Playworks.”…

Praise Effort, not Smarts

With the New Year upon us, it is the time for New Years Resolutions.…

Choosing a School

Before I started working with LePort, I once had the following…

Why Don’t Students Like School?

We are all familiar with the picture of a classroom full of…

LePort Schools Blog

A recent Washington Post article by Robert J. Samuelson summarizes…

Learning to Write Right

Should Children First be Taught Cursive Handwriting? Cursive…

Igniting a Passion to Learn

Take a moment to think back over the different experiences you’ve…

Few question what students are being taught or how.

Memorizing and drilling students, once thought out of fashion,…

I can do it all by myself!

With the new school year, we have a lot of new little friends…

Knowledge for Life

Those readers who have been following LePort for a while may…

Excellent Test Scores—For What They Are Worth

Recently, we received the annual standardized test scores for…

In Our Student’s Own Words: Yearbook 2010

One of the most pleasant aspects of my job at LePort Mission…