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How to Raise an Amazing Child: Navigating Montessori at Home

Tim Seldin


Join Tim for an enlightening session on “How to Raise an Amazing Child.” This talk delves into the vital role of homeschooling within the Montessori framework, offering a balanced perspective on its advantages and challenges.

In this session, Tim will explore the key principles of Montessori education and how they can be effectively integrated into a homeschooling environment. He will discuss the pros and cons of homeschooling, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to create a nurturing and effective learning environment at home.

Tim will also share a wealth of resources and practical tips for parents and educators. These resources aim to support and guide those interested in establishing a Montessori-inspired home. From selecting the right materials to creating an environment that fosters independence and curiosity, this talk will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed decisions about your child’s education.

Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler, contemplating the homeschooling journey, or simply interested in incorporating Montessori principles at home, this session promises to offer valuable insights and inspiration. Join us to discover how you can support your child’s natural desire to learn and grow, shaping them into amazing individuals.


Tim Seldin

Tim is the President of the Montessori Foundation and Chair of the International Montessori Council. He is a co-founder of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies and Co-Director of its Montessori School Leadership Certification Program.

His more than forty years of experience in Montessori education includes twenty-two years as Headmaster of the Barrie School in Silver Spring, Maryland, which was his own alma mater from age two through high school graduation. Tim was the co-founder and Director of the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, and currently also serves as the Head of the New Gate School in Sarasota, Florida. He earned a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Georgetown University, an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision from The American University, and his Montessori certification from the American Montessori Society. Tim Seldin is the author of several books on Montessori Education, including his latest, How to Raise An Amazing Child, The Montessori Way with Dr. Paul Epstein, Building a World-class Montessori School, Finding the Perfect Match – Recruit and Retain Your Ideal Enrollment, Master Teachers – Model Programs, Starting a New Montessori School, Celebrations of Life, and The World in the Palm of Her Hand.

Tim is the father and step-father to five former Montessori students, and the grandfather of a new generation of Montessori students. He lives on a small vineyard north of Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Joyce St. Giermaine, their many horses, dogs, and cats.


Lucie Brixí Tamášová is first of all a mother of three (+two) children. She has made a significant impact through her NGO, Centrum Dialog, which provides education to underprivileged children in Kenya and Guinea. She is also the owner of, a shop specializing in Montessori materials and didactical toys. Lucie’s passion for empowering children extends beyond her NGO work; she is the founder of the Childhood Potential Conference and Montessori Parenting courses. As a fervent Montessori enthusiast, Lucie is committed to connecting people and ensuring the Montessori message reaches a global audience by bringing the best speakers to her events. Her work reflects a profound dedication to creating a brighter future for children across the globe.

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