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- My Montessori Journey - A blog devoted to Montessori education
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- Living Montessori Now - Information and Inspiration for Parents and Teachers
- International Montessori Index
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- Montessori On A Budget
- The Montessori Method of Educating and Raising Children to Develop their Fullest Potential
- Montessori Connections - The Website for the Montessori Community
Tools & Resources
Articles / Press / Media Coverage
- Montessori Education And Your Child - American Montessori Society. Website of the American Montessori Society (AMS). Montessori describe their teaching philosophy as “a child-centered approach.” Provides information for schools, teachers, families and parents.
- Educational Facility Combines Montessori With New Grind Centre, West Meath Independent. Article describing how, a year after the school was established in Athlone, it’s first Montessori pupils graduate from the Réalta Geal school.
- How To Become Montessori Teacher In Ireland - eHow. An article for those interested in becoming a Montessori teacher in Ireland. Covers philosophy, enrollment, requirements and exam processes.
- Children at Montessori Schools are Better Educated - Daily Mail A newspaper article describing how US education officials tested children from regular state schools and a Montessori school and found the latter were more creative, better prepared for maths and at a young age and less likely to be ‘play rough.’
- Montessori at the Second Levels - Montessori.org An article outlining how a Montessori teaching system could work for young people of secondary age. Features a case study of a farm school in Ohio.
- An Interview with Michelle Lane of The Lane Montessori School for Autism - Montessori Is For Everyone Interview with founder Michelle Lane of The Lane Montessori School for Autism which specialises in teaching young people on the spectrum via Montessori principles.
- Brain Development: Girls and Boys are Different - By DR Anne Moir Neuropsychologist Article claiming that the standard pre-school and primary education is biased against boys due to the differences in maturation of boys and girls brains.
- Is Montessori Education a Good Fit for Gifted Children? Examiner by Suki Wessling An article outlining how Montessori may not necessarily be right for every child and that the approach to the teaching method differs between so-called Montessori schools.
- What Is Montessori Education - Maitri Learning A brief guide to those unfamiliar with the principles and practices of the Montessori style of teaching. It discusses such topics as ‘mixed age groupings’ and ‘freedoms.’
- The Montessori Approach from the Annenberg Foundation A brief background on the Montessori approach to teaching together with input from the Montessori Magnet School in Massachusetts regards studies in psychology and neuroscience.
- The Montessori Mafia - The Wall Street Journal How some of the leaders and thinkers behind the world’s most innovative companies were educated in the Montessori vein - and credit their discoveries to the innovative teaching style.
- Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate - Huffington Post by Laura Flores Shaw Article by a former teacher in the traditional education system who retrained as a Montessori teacher and says she’s impressed by the results.
- Renewing the Promise of Montessori Education, The Purpose Of Education by Michael Strong Educator and speaker Michael Strong argues that America’s current education vouchers and biased against teaching methods such as Montessori and that tax credits should be used instead.
- The Montessori Approach to Discipline, Tomorrow's Child Magazine by Mary Conroy and Kitty Williams Bravo An article looking at how Montessori teaching methods can lead to self-discipline so that ‘external discipline and structure’ is, in the end, unnecessary.
- Montessori Lessons for Innovators by John Steen Many business thinkers these days are expressing the principles of Montessori by encouraging employees to develop their own ideas and providing them with challenges that stimulate ideas.
- From Creeping to Leaping the Kindergarten Year – A Montessori Parent’s Perspective, Maria Montessori Blog, by Sarah Richards Well-written article on a parents decision to keep their pre-school daughter in a Montessori school after viewing structured lessons in a traditionally-educated class.
- Why the world embraces the Montessori Method, NY Parenting, by Dane L. Peters Head of a Montessori schools gives a concise summary on the principles of Montessori and how the method of education fits in well with today’s society.
- A Guide To Reading To Your Child - Kinder Care A guide encouraging parents to read with their children. Also points out tips on how to make reading fun for a child and the best way to build up a home library.
- Montessori Primary And Elementary Explained Description of the workings and philosophy of Montessori primary and education with commentary and coverage at a school in Oregon. Real life examples.
- Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education Description of the workings and philosophy of Montessori primary and education with commentary and coverage at a school in Oregon. Real life examples.
- Montessori Madness - Montessori Versus Conventional Education by Trevor Eissler A parent’s story – drawn by a graphic artist - of how she saw “the flame in her son’s eyes go out” after she had to move him from a Monessori to a traditional school
- “Superwoman Was Already Here!” by Daniel Petter Lipstein The father of a Montessori pupils outlines the reasons why he believes every child should receive the benefits of such an education.
- Trevor Eissler "How Do You Hug a Child Like This?" Conventional schooling leads to standardization argues Montessori advocate Trevor Eissler.
- Montessori Primary Guide Videos A series of videos outlining different teaching topics covered by the Montessori system of education.
- What Does a Public Montessori School Look Like? - The National Center for Montessori in the Public Inside a Montessori classroom at Magnet School in Hartford, showing children uncovering answers and information for themselves.
- What children really get out of a Montessori education by Tim Seldin Montessori Foundation President, Tim Seldin talks to teachers of the Montessori system about the outcomes they can expect to see in a pupil of theirs by age 12.
- Montessori: Planting the Seeds of Learning A concise 12 minute introductory guide to the benefits of a creative and independent teaching system such as their own from the Montessori Foundation.
Books / Paperbacks
- Teaching Montessori in the Home: The School Years By Elizabeth G. Hainstock, Lee Davis. A book for parents aimed at supplementing Montessori education in the home. To be used in conjunction with Montessori schooling, not as a replacement for.
- Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher's Account of How Children Really Learn By Paula Polk Lillard. A Montessori teacher’s honest day-to-day diary life in the classroom. Inspiring reading for other Montessori teachers.
- How to Raise an Amazing Child The Montessori Way by Tim Seldin, President of the Montessori Foundation. Advising parents how to bring up their children at home the Montessori way. Full of tips and information for creative learning and play.
- Understanding Montessori A Guide for Parents by Montessorian Maren Schmidt. A Montessori teacher with 25 years experience outlines the benefits of such a system of education. Aimed at parents.
- Montessori Insights For Parents of Young Children from The Parent Child Press by Aline Wolf. An introduction into the philosophy and practice of Montessori for parents of children under seven years of age.
- What is Montessori? A Basic Guide to the Principles, Practices, and Benefits of a Montessori Education (Sandpiper Press. Paperback) by Heather Pedersen, Ph.D. , Jason A. Pedersen. With the latest studies in the subject and information from teachers and trainers alike, this book provides an excellent introduction to Montessori education methods.
- Montessori: A Modern Approach Montessori theory & practice for parents by Paula Polk Lillard. A former state school teacher who transformed to a Montessori system of teaching tells exactly why she did and what she’s learned as a result.
- Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities For You and Your Child, by Maja Pitamic. A book of simple exercises where young children can learn and develop skills through activities. Skills include language, movement and sensory perception.
- A Parent's Guide to the Montessori Classroom, by Alline D. Wolf. A guide to parents of what to expect when attending a Montessori class for observation. Contains factual information regards education materials, including toddler programmes.
- Teaching Montessori in the Home: The Preschool Years, by Elizabeth Hainstock. A brief outline of the Montessori teaching method together with practical exercises for parents to do with their pre-school child at home.
- Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education (Sevenoff, 2009), by Trevor Eissler. A look at school reform in general and with reference to the Montessori method in particular. Full of anecdotes and written in a conversational style.
- Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press, 2005), by Angeline Stoll Lillard. An intriguing scientific and evidence-based look at Montessori education and why it works better than traditionally-based systems of learning.
- Montessori Read and Write (London: Random House, 1998) Lawrenc, Lynn. For parents wishing to engage in the Montessori method of teaching at home. The book looks at basic language and activities.
- The Absorbent Mind (Heny Holt & Co., 1995), by Dr. Maria Montessori. An in-depth look at the Montessori system by its creator Maria Montessori. Looks at the child’s mind, nurturing and child potential as well as education’s effects on society.
- Discovery of The Child (Fides, 1967), by Dr. Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori’s first book outlining her ideas and beliefs, showing how children have a natural urge to learn, and how her teaching methods encourage it.
- The Secret of Childhood (New York: Fides Publishers Inc.) by Dr. Maria Montessori. Learn a child’s needs from their perspective. Maria Montessori looks at the developmental stages children go through and provides activities/ideas for materials for parents to help them.