An Ethical Holiday Gift Guide

Santa Fe is full of some truly special small businesses. We compiled a list of creative and industrious individuals with an eye towards sustainability. To that end, the businesses you’ll find here show mindfulness with respect to the wares they sell and/or have...
Children’s Books by Indigenous Authors

Children’s Books by Indigenous Authors

in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, we’ve collected a list of 18 wonderful books to help you celebrate the stories and voices of Indigenous authors and illustrators.     1. I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner     ...

Maximizing Holiday Time With Your Student

It’s always real gearing up for the holidays with little ones (both big and small!). We wanted to share some tips and resources that can help set the family up for success during the season. 1. Bring the kiddos in on the fun! We often forget that children are capable...

A DMS Manifesto

by Cecelia Romero Likes I’ve been a part of the DMS community since I moved to Santa Fe almost five years ago. I’ll admit, I was a little reluctant at first. I came from teaching in a traditional environment working with young children for over 10 years and I was so...
A Montessori Story, pt. 2

A Montessori Story, pt. 2

Montessori’s Narrative Curriculum framework   by Chris von Lersner As thinking adults, there’s so much we want our children to know. In the past, adults who wanted to provide a rigorous education simply decided what children “should” learn, then hammered out a...
A Montessori Story

A Montessori Story

“…the Cosmic Plan can be presented to the child, as a thrilling tale of the earth we live in….” — Maria Montessori Part 1. An involuntary hiatus leads to a landmark Educational Innovation In 1940, when Maria Montessori was already 70 years old, WW2 broke...