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Punum Bhatia, PhD has dedicated her life to Montessori education as a parent, teacher, and teacher educator for nearly thirty years. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature; earned Masters’ degrees in English Literature and Education from the University of Calcutta; and completed a certificate diploma in Montessori Pedagogy. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Colorado Denver in 2012 for her work on the Self-Efficacy of Montessori teachers. (
With the Second World War over, Maria Montessori and her son, Mario, returned from India and came to live in Amsterdam. This was a very busy time for Dr. Montessori, affectionately known as Mammolina by teachers and students “to whom she had become a symbol of hopefulness for humanity, of the kind of optimism necessary […]