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January 2018

NCI Director to Speak at Cincinnati Montessori Society Annual Conference in March

Cincinnati Montessori Society's annual conference will feature Geoffrey Bishop, Founder and Executive Director of Nature's Classroom Institute and Montessori School, as the keynote speaker. He will present Where the Sidewalk Ends and the Real Discovery Begins. His presentation will include a range of creative activities and integrated curriculum experiences to revitalize children’s relationship to the natural world. This year's CMS conference theme is Infusing Nature into a Montessori Community.

What's Transpiring?

Transpiration is the loss of water from a living plant.Transpiration is the second highest activity of plants, surpassed only by photosynthesis.To understand transpiration, the students need to have a basic understanding of leaf structure and plant organization.

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Seasonal Tree Weaving

A delightful project to celebrate the beauty of trees in every season. This beautiful project can feature the frost of winter, the new buds of spring, the robust greens of summer and the panoramic colors of autumn.

How an Igloo Keeps You Warm

If you ever find yourself stranded in the snowy Arctic, you’re gonna need to know how to build an igloo. But how can building a house made of ice keep you warm? The science behind building an igloo is the same reason that otters and reindeer don't freeze to death!

Thriving After Prematurity, Fiona The Celebrity Hippo Turns 1

About a year ago, something remarkable happened at the Cincinnati Zoo. A tiny hippopotamus was born six weeks premature at 29 pounds (most baby hippos weigh between 55 and 120 pounds at birth) on Jan. 24. Animal lovers around the world were transfixed by the effort to keep her alive. They craved videos of her first steps and silly antics in the water. The hippo quickly garnered rock star status, and like Cher or Madonna, she needs only one name: Fiona.

Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School

If we embrace and even study errors in our classrooms, students may actually learn more. However, there is a glaring caveat here: This only works if students have the emotional resilience to respond to mistakes adaptively and flexibly.

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