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An extensive bibliography of works by or about Maria Montessori and Montessori education. Note: If you know of any works that should be in this list please contact Tim Seldin. Adler-Golden, Rachel; Gordon, Debbie. (1980) Beginning French for Preschoolers: A Montessori Handbook. Hemet, CA: Education System Publisher. Albanesi, Franco. (1990) Montessori Class Management. Dallas: Albanesi […]
A Montessori Bibliography

A Montessori Bibliography

An extensive bibliography of works by or about Maria Montessori and Montessori education. Note: If you know of any works that should be in this list please contact Tim Seldin. Adler-Golden, Rachel; Gordon, Debbie. (1980) Beginning French for Preschoolers: A Montessori Handbook. Hemet, CA: Education System Publisher. Albanesi, Franco. (1990) Montessori Class Management. Dallas: Albanesi […]

Best-Practice Handbooks

Best-Practice Handbooks

Dr. Montessori’s legacy needs to be preserved in the face of rapid expansion and adaptation in a wide array of situations. We are concerned that Montessori could one day become “whatever anyone does in her name” and the value of the method for children will be lost. Montessori is both a set of practices and […]

Webcast:  Independence – Let me do it myself! / Part 1

Webcast: Independence – Let me do it myself! / Part 1

  This week Dr. Michael Dorer led a topic of interest to both school administrators and teachers: Independence – Let me do it myself! This may be the defining mantra of Montessori education. Why is that? What does it mean? Is it really all that important? We celebrated America’s Independence Day (July 4) by looking […]

A Brief Summary of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s  Theory on Child Development &  the Impact of Parent Involvement

A Brief Summary of Urie Bronfenbrenner’s Theory on Child Development & the Impact of Parent Involvement

s many of us have already figured out, children do not exist in their own tiny bubble unaffected by family, peers, teachers and community culture. In fact it is quite the opposite. We understand that our children and students are greatly impacted by the world around them. The well-known human development psychologist Urie Bronfenbrenner outlined […]

Webcast:  Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

Webcast: Effective Board and Admin Team Relationships / Part 1

    This week, began to explore the topic of how to build effective working relationships between the school’s administrative team and the board. For those of you who own your school, this will probably still be just as relevant. The relationship between the individual or family owners, and the leadership of the school or […]

Hands: Discovering Your Child’s Dominant Hand

Hands: Discovering Your Child’s Dominant Hand

ips for right-handed parents with left-handed children…and left-handed parents with right-handed children…and for all of our children and all of our teachers! I often find that parents may need some kind of ‘manual’ to help them cope with a child whose dominant hand is the opposite of the rest of his/her family, and especially to […]

Montessori: Does It Work? What Research says About Montessori And Student Outcomes

Montessori: Does It Work? What Research says About Montessori And Student Outcomes

Editor’s Note: Our thanks to the National Center for Montessori In The Public Sector for sharing this brief summary of some of the growing body of research that directly or indirectly supports the effectiveness of the Montessori approach. Montessori parents know first-hand how this approach to education supports and nurtures children’s development in all areas: […]

Learning Through Doing: Why Our Children Need Hands-on STEM Curriculum

Learning Through Doing: Why Our Children Need Hands-on STEM Curriculum

Montessori educators have an opportunity to improve their readiness to teach STEM subjects by embracing a curriculum that stresses the hands-on nature of effective engineering instruction. STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math y now, we’re all familiar with the term. After all, there have been numerous reports and lots of media coverage about STEM. Much […]

Webcast:  Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

Webcast: Looking Back on the School Year to Plan for Next Fall / Webcast

This week, Jonathan Wolff, Kath Leitch, and Michael Dorer explored the topic of how we can take a look back at the school year that is ending, and use the insights we can glean from that reflection to strengthen our programs, special events, and Montessori practice. “What can we celebrate?” Let’s take a look back […]

Montessori Teachers: How Do They Do It?

Montessori Teachers: How Do They Do It?

am sitting at home right now, drinking my second coffee of the day. My two boys have finally given in and are taking naps (at the same time!), and all is right with the world. It is a snow day, and this morning, when I saw the cancellation notice with the name of my kids’ […]

Webcast:  Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 2

Webcast: Grammar – The Function of Words / Pt 2

Function of words part 2 slides This week, Dr. Michael Dorer will present the second half of Functions of Words: Making Grammar Exciting and Fun! Is grammar a scary subject to you, or do you even find it useless? Join Michael in a two-part romp through the world of words and their functions in the […]