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Education Needs a Radical Change

Education Needs a Radical Change

fter recently watching a film about the life of Jane Goodall, and then reading a recent interview with her, I was struck by her stark observations regarding the state of our planet—in terms of climate change, the disappearance of species, the destruction of forests, the melting glaciers, the pollution of the oceans, the desperate plight […]

Living With Adolescents: A Montessori Approach  Learning Their Language

Living With Adolescents: A Montessori Approach Learning Their Language

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 […]

The Work of the Adolescent

The Work of the Adolescent

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 […]

From Children’s House To Adolescent Communities:

From Children’s House To Adolescent Communities:

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 […]

Video:  Montessori Seniors Reflect on Their Education

Video: Montessori Seniors Reflect on Their Education

19 Montessori High School Seniors Reflect on Their Education Filmmaker Erick Johnson recorded seniors at Clark Montessori High School in Cincinnati, Ohio USA