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Matthew Rich is an internationally Certified Life Coach and co-director of the International Integral Education Center ( He is a graduate of the Center for Guided Montessori Studies, The Montessori Leadership Institute, the Sustainability Institute, and the Center for Partnership Studies. He is also an experienced teacher of Nonviolence and studied under Marshall Rosenberg in Switzerland in addition to completing leadership programs through Bay Area Nonviolent Communication and an advanced program through the Integral Sustainability Center. He lives with his partner in the Netherlands where he is presently completing an MA degree in psychology and consciousness..
An article on Discipline without Violence There are many instances in Dr. Montessori’s work where she explains why she “eventually…gave up either punishing or rewarding the children”.(1) She explains that this method is “always a form of repression”(2), and is based upon our – in her opinion tragically erroneous – belief that children “come into […]