It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori method. I have studied the child, I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it and that is what is called the Montessori method. Maria Montessori
Dr. Montessori believed that education is a self-constructing process: we each must do it ourselves. Educated individuals, because they are internally motivated by a curiosity and a love of knowledge, continue learning long after they leave the classroom.
Montessori students are grouped in classrooms with a three-year age span, to maximize both individual and social development. The more experienced children share what they have learned with the younger children, who in turn are inspired to emulate their older peers. Each child is nurtured and respected as an important member of their harmonious classroom community.
The Montessori method helps children to find their own place, time and group. It is truly an education for the development of the whole human being, body, mind, and spirit.
Dr. Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870. She was a physician and educator who devoted her life to children and was honored and respected throughout the world at the time of her death in 1952. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1949, 1950, and 1951.
Discover More about a Montessori Education
- www.montessori-ami.org (AMI USA)
- www.montessori-namta.org (North American Montessori Teachers’ Association)
- www.MariaMontessori.com (Valuable resource for parents. Contains basic and accessible information about Montessori education, materials, lessons, expectations prior to enrollment and decisions to continue your child’s educational journey through Upper Elementary)
You might enjoy reading
- Montessori – The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard
- Montessori Madness by Trevor Eissler
- Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work by E.M. Standing
- Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook by Maria Montessori
- What is Montessori Elementary? by David Kahn
- What is Montessori Preschool? by David Kahn
- The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
- The Child in the Family by Maria Montessori
- Understanding the Human Being by Silvana Montanaro
- The Child is Father of the Man by Silvana Montanaro
- Montessori Today by Paula Polk Lillard
- Montessori From the Start by Paula Polk Lillard
- Booklets in the series, Montessori Talks to Parent
Montessori In the NEWS
The Future Of Education Was Invented In 1906 – Forbes Article by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
Montessori Is an Example of the New Culture of Learning – Forbes Article by Steve Denning
“The Montessori Mafia,” Wall Street Journal article by Peter Sims.
“Montessori Builds Innovators,” by Andrew McAfee in the Harvard Business Review.
In The Christian Science Monitor, writer Eoin O’Carroll asks, “Does Montessori’s ‘Child-
Centered’ Method Work?”
Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Educational Debate – Huffington Post blog by Laura Flores Shaw
Education Doesn’t Need to be Reformed – It Needs to be Transformed – Huffington Post blog by Laura Flores Shaw
Early Lesson: Flexibility Leads to Creativity at Work – by Adelia Cellini LinedeckerInvestor’s Business Daily
The Montessori Method: An Education for Creating Innovators – by Kyle Pearce on DIYGenius