On September 25th, 2014, neurologist and Montessori researcher Steve Hughes and Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin, sat down to discuss his work and how modern brain science supports Montessori education worldwide. As Steve puts it, Montessori builds better brains. v
Dr. Steve Hughes, Neuro-psychologist and Brain Scientist, examines the basic assumptions of education today, and shows how an entirely different framework, first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over 100 years ago, conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development.
Upper Elementary students will be taking that big step into a new plane of development and you can help bridge the gap. Robin will share insights for students, parents, and teachers from his experience as an upper elementary teacher, an adolescent teacher, and as an associate head of school.
rowing up as a Montessori child in Mexico shaped much of my life and gave me a great passion to teach. Learning with the beautiful and precise Montessori materials led me to become fascinated with the language of mathematics and geometry, and, as I watched older students discover them as I had, I discovered a […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: After more than one hundred years, most educators acknowledge that the Montessori Method is a great way to give young learners a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. Just mention ‘Montessori’ and almost everyone you meet will say something like, “Oh, yes, my kids went to Montessori,” or they know somebody whose […]
Adolescent development is guided by self-expression, trust, commitment, and new ways of thinking. The ideal environment for the adolescent is a small learning community which mirrors adult society. spoke recently with a friend about a course I led in Warsaw, Poland for teachers. The focus of the course concerned the design and implementation of Montessori […]
hanks to people just like us, my grandchildren (and your children) will have the opportunity to graduate from a Montessori high school. Our youngest grandchild, Hudson, is only 15 months old. He has been a Montessori student since he was 10-weeks-old, and he is blossoming. Fifteen months old? Why are we thinking about his high […]
Montessori Extends through High School veryone remembers their high school years. Few of us want to remember middle school. And no one, except perhaps our mothers, remembers the preschool that we attended until we were old enough to go to ‘real school.’ But wait, that may be true for most of us, but it is […]
This is the recording of the third webcast in Dr. Paul Epstein’s series on Montessori adolescent programs. Paul uses the term the “Welt Schüler”: or students of the world. Montessori’s few insights about adolescent education outlined a living/learning farm-based experience for the seventh and eighth grader. Given geographical locations and circumstances, the Erdkinder may be […]
This is a video interview with six soon-to-be Montessori graduates from our Lab School, the NewGate School in Sarasota, Florida. Join us for their thoughts on Montessori life and the world beyond.
ith the number of Montessori Junior High programs increasing every year, there are several logistical components that need more guidance and thought. Some of the broader components of occupations, seminars, and mathematics have been talked about repeatedly, and there are many practitioners to offer advice and strategies. One component that has not seen as much […]
Find out how traditional education fails to prepare young people for the “ever-changing future” in the 21st century. Paul’s knowledge and insights with regard to adolescents and Montessori are not only encouraging but also clearly stated and practical.