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Over 50 Years of Excellence in Education

Montessori Resources

WEBSITES

RESOURCES

BOOKS & RESEARCH

  • The Absorbent Mind (Heny Holt & Co., 1995), by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education (Sevenoff, 2009), by Trevor Eissler
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press, 2005), by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • Discovery of The Child (Fides, 1967), by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009), by Sir Ken Robinson
  • Drive (Penguin, 2011), by Dan Pink
  • A Whole New Mind (Penguin, 2006), by Dan Pink
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards" (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), by Alfie Kohn
  • A Whole New Mind (Penguin, 2006), by Dan Pink
  • Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes (Houghton Mifflin, 1993), by Alfie Kohn
  • Stop Stealing Dreams, 2011, by Seth Godina free download
  • A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press, 1977) #18 Network of Learning
  • Montessori & Embodied Education, by Kevin Rathnude link
  • Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement, by David J. Shernoff - Chapter 10 includes a robust chapter entitled "Models of Engaging Private Schools and the Case of Montessori Schools link
  • Rethinking Education, Dr. Phillip Snow Gang link
  • Playful Learning & Montessori Education, Angeline S. Lillard link

VIDEOS, SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

  • Montessori Madness (5:44), by Trevor Eissler English, Spanish, Italian, French, , Indonesian, Hebrew, Farsi, and Romanian
  • Superwoman Was Already Here (6:14), by Daniel Petter-Lipstein
  • How Do You Hug a Child Like This? (3:23)
  • Do Schools Kill Creativity? (19:29), by Sir Ken Robinson
  • Bring On the Learning Revolution (17:58), by Sir Ken Robinson
  • Changing Education Paradigms (11:41), by Sir Ken Robinson
  • Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (10:48), by Dan Pink
  • Achievement vs. Learning (1:05), by Alfie Kohn
  • It's Bad News if Students are Motivated to get A's (1:03), by Alfie Kohn
  • Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin talks about his Montessori education
  • Google Founders Talk Montessori
  • Dr. Steve Hughes, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Discusses Montessori: * Dr. Hughes: Part I (4:23) * Dr. Hughes: Part 2 (3:38) * Dr. Hughes: Part 3 (3:27)
  • Dr. Hughes: Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions
  • Dr. Hughes: Building Better Brains: The Neurological Case for Montessori Education (1:35:27
  • Dr. Hughes: NPR Interview on the Modern Educational System and the Impact of Montessori in Classrooms (48:37)
  • Dr. Adele Diamond: Why Montessori Works (1:08:17)
  • Educational Videos on the Montessori Method from the American Montessori Society
  • Economist Andrew McAfee on Ted.com: What will future jobs look like? (see 10:57 - 11:47)
  • How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Everything
  • NYT Global Forum with Thomas Friedman and MIT's Andrew McAfee(see 28:38 of the video)
  • The Way You Wish You Were Educated(with Michael Barclay)
  • Montessori: Pave Your Own Way
  • Redesign of the Traditional Classroom
  • Montessori Through the Eyes of a Scientist
  • Author Steven Kotler Discusses Montessori & Flow (see 3:20 of video)

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • The Montessori Mafia, The Wall Street Journal
  • What Do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker Have in Common? from Korn/Ferry Briefings Magazine
  • What is Montessori?
  • What If the Secret to Success is Failure? The New York Times
  • The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education, Forbes Magazine
  • Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate, Huffington Post
  • The Single Most Innovative Concept in Education is at Least 100 Years Old, Quartz
  • Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes than Traditional Methods, Science Magazine
  • Neuropsychology and Montessori, Association Montessori International/USA
  • A Classroom Without Walls: Deepening Children's Connections With Nature
  • "BGUTI" - Better Get Used to It, by Alfie Kohn
  • Is the secret to Finnish schools Finns or is there something for America to learn?, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Maybe Private School is Cheaper Than Ritalin, Huffington Post
  • Renewing the Promise of Montessori Education
  • India: Ardee-defines new Measures in Education, India Education Diary
  • The Montessori Approach to Discipline, Tomorrow's Child Magazine
  • Jewish Montessori article from Orange Country Jewish Life
  • Develop Leaders the Montessori Way, Harvard Business Review Blog
  • Montessori Lessons for Innovators
  • How to Innovators Think?, Harvard Business Review Blog
  • Montessori Builds Innovators, Harvard Business Review Blog
  • How to Shape the DNA of a Young Company, The New York Times
  • Maria Montessori: Guru for a New Generation of Business Innovators, The Globe & Mail
  • Montessori...It's Good for Business, Southern California Public Radio
  • From Creeping to Leaping the Kindergarten Year - A Montessori Parent's Perspective
  • Why the world embraces the Montessori Method, New York Parenting
  • Testing Now Reaching Kindergarten Levels Forcing Many to Ask Why?, Reuters
  • Made by Montessori: The Education Method for Executives of the Future, Exec Digital
  • Cursive Writing Makes Kids Smarter
  • A Comparison of Middle School Programs in Montessori vs. Traditional Schools
  • Doing Pre-Kindergarten Right
  • Will Montessori Prepare My Child for the "Real World?"
  • Montessori Schools Surge in Popularity Among New Generation of Jewish Parents
  • Montessori Education Defined, Parenting Magazine
  • Montessori's Profound Influence on Google
  • By Trying to Reduce Class Sizes, We're Solving the Wrong Problem
  • Three Things Corporate Learning & Development Could Learn from Montessori - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3