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The Flow of Montessori

The Flow of Montessori

The pre-eminent psychologist, Mihaly Csikszenthihalyi’s, famous inquiries into the psychology of ‘optimal experience’ have reshaped the way in which many disciplines – from sport to business management – look at concentration. His theory has explored a deeply satisfying state of consciousness, which he calls flow. I believe that this theory has much to offer to […]

Montessori, Darwin and Telling The New Story Of Evolution

by David Loye In the beginning there was the Domination System and the Organism. Then the Love System entered life and meaningful Evolution began… This is the disarming and I hope engaging way my telling of the new story of the new story of evolution begins....

50 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Your Child After School

  from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation What did you do today?” is the age-old question parents ask their children as they enter the house from school, but as we know, the answer is almost always, “Nothing!”Here are 50 life-changing questions that will give parents across the world a […]

Parenting toward Antiracism | Montessori Family Life Webinar

Parenting toward Antiracism | Montessori Family Life Webinar

Dr. Valaida Wise was recently a guest on the Montessori Family Life Webinar series when she shared some of her ideas about how to raise children to be anti-racist. I will summarize a small part of that webinar here. If you would like to view the entire broadcast or...
Building a Great Relationship with Your Child

Building a Great Relationship with Your Child

s our infants grow into toddlers and do less nuzzling and more ‘NO-ing,’ how do we maintain a strong connection while setting the necessary limits? Can we keep the relationship close as our child starts daycare or preschool, and we teach her to problem-solve and navigate her own path? As our kids move into the […]

The Coronavirus is a Stark Reminder We Are One Global Family

The Coronavirus is a Stark Reminder We Are One Global Family

hat a difference a month makes. The whole world is reacting to a pandemic of a previously unknown virus. It’s an emergency on a global scale, dominating every news cycle. It’s the subject of conversations over coffee counters at 7-11 in the mornings and at local watering holes in the evenings. Our lives are being […]

Help! Too Much Information: How Do I Know What to Trust?

Help! Too Much Information: How Do I Know What to Trust?

Wow, has our world changed! ow, we’re working from home—still full time, and still expected to get our job done with confidence and competence. And then, oh yes, the children are home and no childcare or school to fill their day. But wait, and I am supposed to teach them and set up a Montessori […]

Montessori: — The Science  Part 4: The Positive Impact of Choice

Montessori: — The Science Part 4: The Positive Impact of Choice

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 5: Interest Enhances Learning

Montessori: The Science — Part 5: Interest Enhances Learning

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 6: Avoid Extrinsic Rewards

Montessori: The Science — Part 6: Avoid Extrinsic Rewards

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 7: Social Education is Effective

Montessori: The Science — Part 7: Social Education is Effective

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...
Montessori: The Science — Part 8: Meaningful Contexts Assist Learning

Montessori: The Science — Part 8: Meaningful Contexts Assist Learning

Dr. Angeline Lillard presents Maria Montessori’s key insights about childhood education, the subsequent educational research that has validated her approach, and how these ideas are implemented in a modern Montessori classroom. From Montessori: The Science Behind the...