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Michael Dorer is a Montessori educator, with a doctorate in Instructional Leadership, and Montessori credentials fromAMI and AMS for 3-6, and 6-12. He has worked in Montessori education since 1969 with Toddlers, Children’s House, Elementary, Adolescents, and adults in Montessori teacher training. He is a frequent speaker, presenter, storyteller, and school consultant. Michael has written seven Montessori curriculum manuals, and many articles. His newest book is The Deep Well ofTime: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom, published by Parent-Child Press. Michael is the retired Director of Montessori at St. Catherine University and founded the Montessori Institute at WestminsterCollege in Utah. You can reach Michael at
Download PDF of slides Is Montessori education purely a reality-based program or is it a means of stimulating and developing the imagination? Are these two goals incompatible or complimentary? Michael and Tim discuss the meaning of imagination, kinds of imagination, its role in Montessori schools, and to compare it in Montessori to conventional schools. We compare and contrast imagination in both the […]