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  • Episode 39: Latin Fun for Vocabulary Nerds

    14 JAN 2022 · Join Angie and her friend, Chuck, to explore the language of Latin! Angie and Chuck go over some Latin self-study tips, basic vocabulary, and grammar. Most importantly, they explain why a knowledge of Latin would be relevant for a modern English-speaker. This week's homework: help your kids understand that the modern English language is derived from many different, older languages.
    35m 8s
  • Episode 38: Living at Ease

    5 NOV 2021 · This week's episode is all about frustration tolerance. It turns out-- a higher frustration tolerance leads to a more easeful life! Angie and Alisha discuss strategies for talking about frustration with children and practices for everyone to build a higher frustration tolerance.
    33m 14s
  • Episode 37: Python, Not the Snake

    3 NOV 2021 · This week we are continuing to talk about how computer science education is being implemented at MW Montessori. We are joined by Scott Robison to talk about his python elective class that is offered to MW Montessori middle schoolers. Scott, Angie, and Alisha discuss the history and applications of the python coding language.
    29m 43s
  • Episode 36: The Robot Apocalypse

    3 NOV 2021 · This week we are joined by Alden Thorpe, computer science specialist at MW Montessori Academy, to talk about the benefits of studying computer science at all grade levels.
    26m 6s
  • Episode 35: Independence Day

    11 OCT 2021 · Join Angie and Alisha as they talk about strategies for raising independent and self-confident children. The material from this episode is based on the book, Raising Independent, Self‑Confident Kids: Nine Essential Skills by Donald A. Moses and Wendy Moss.
    37m 42s
  • Episode 34: The COVID Review and the Return

    27 SEP 2021 · Join us for the comeback episode of Do You See?! In this episode you will hear what Mountain West Montessori have been up to since the pandemic started and how they are adapting to better serve their students and staff. The homework for this episode is to have a conversation with your family about strategies for determining truth.
    32m 44s
  • Episode 33: Costa Rica Club

    2 MAR 2020 · This episode was written and recorded by the students in our Costa Rica Travel Club. These students are going on an educational eco-tourism trip to Costa Rica in April, and created this episode to ask for donations toward their trip. They have been diligently fundraising to be able to go! If you are able to support them, send an email to with your name and phone number as well as the amount you would like to donate, and we will contact you. Donations can go to the whole club in general or be designated to a specific student. We appreciate your support!
    6m 12s
  • Episode 32: A Lasting Peace

    21 FEB 2020 · Episode 32: A Lasting Peace In this episode, Ms. Angie, Ms. Alisha, and special guest Dr. Lois Bobo discuss Montessori peace education in two parts: (1) the teaching of conflict resolutions skills and (2) the instilling of values inherent in long-term respect for each other while still disagreeing. Book recommendations: Education and Peace by Maria Montessori, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh, Children Who Are Not Yet Peaceful by Donna Bryant Goertz, You Can’t Say You Can’t Play by Vivian Gussin Paley
    40m 22s
  • Episode 31: Growing Pains

    13 FEB 2020 · In this episode, Ms. Angie and Ms. Alisha acknowledge the importance of friendships to children and discuss how to handle friendship trouble in a way that communicates capability and allows children to develop resilience by struggling with the bumps in the road while relying on the firm foundation of family routine and love. Book recommendations: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Montgomery, Real Friends by Shannon Hale, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
    29m 29s
  • Episode 30: Lucky Stars

    4 FEB 2020 · In this episode, Ms. Angie, Ms. Alisha, and Ms. Laura discuss gratitude and how practicing gratitude can increase resilience. Ms. Angie introduces a gratitude exercise that can rewire our brains to decrease our innate negativity bias and train ourselves to scan for positives and appreciate the beauty in life. Book recommendations: El Deafo by Cece Bell, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl, An Awesome Book of Thanks by Dallas Clayton, The Thank You Book by Mo Willems, The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff & Jonathan Haidt
    29m 37s

Do You See? Is a podcast about our Mountain West Montessori school community; we are a public K-9 charter school located in South Jordan, Utah. This podcast exists to tell...

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Do You See? Is a podcast about our Mountain West Montessori school community; we are a public K-9 charter school located in South Jordan, Utah. This podcast exists to tell some stories about our students and school, help you get to know our staff, and explore topics relevant to education in general and Montessori education in particular. Enjoy!
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