Not in the service of any political or social creed should the teacher work, but in the service of the complete human being, able to exercise in freedom a self-disciplined will and judgment, unperverted by prejudice and undistorted by fear. — Maria Montessori
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As administrators of schools, would you like to provide rich learning experiences for your teachers and parents?
After decades of controversy about how to teach children to read, American universities conducted extensive research at multiple sites over an extended thirty-year period of time to determine the most effective techniques. The conclusions were that there are three “non-negotiables” of early reading. That means they are so strongly indicated in replicated research studies that they are beyond discussion. We need to give children these three things: READ MORE
Children all around the world are going back to school. Parents everywhere want their children to do well. Doing well has many facets: good grades, athletic accomplishment, good social skills, and the work ethic, to name a few. The latest research is pointing out that the development of executive functioning may be among the most important of all.
Executive functions refer to the ability to focus and concentrate as well as to choose. In Montessori, starting with three-year-olds, children choose their work. They use what psychologists are calling executive functions in the brain. They select what to do on a given day and monitor how long they will stay with it. The more interesting the task, the longer they work and the more focused they become. There are no artificial time barriers, like an hour of this and another hour of that, and then recess for all. READ MORE
Commentary on the Huffington Post Article: Montessori Education Debate
The words of Laura Flores Shaw are like music to my ears! Yes, Montessori needs to be looked at and deeply examined as the debate over American education rages on. Yes, many of the answers to seemingly intractable issues can be found in Montessori. Yes, it is a powerful means to re-instill dignity into our children’s educational experience and help them tap their potential. Yes, yes, yes! READ MORE
The latest research is pointing out that using executive functions of focus and choices are the leading factors in long-term school and life success, as we spoke about in our last blog. Part of the executive functioning is learning to work and liking work. READ MORE
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In this section you will find interesting perspectives on Montessori education from:
- Graduates of Montessori schools
- Parents of Montessori students
- Research findings about Montessori education
- Wall Street Journal article: “The Montessori Mafia”
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