Montessorian Alice Waters Makes the World a More Edible Place

Alice Waters talking about Montessori: “It’s about the kids becoming engaged,” she says, forking a morsel of salmon onto my plate. “As they get more involved in the lesson, the teacher becomes less important and ultimately leaves the kids to run it themselves.” (Wall Street Journal)

How Do Innovators Think?

“We also believe that the most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged. We were stuck by the stories they told about being sustained by people who cared about experimentation and exploration…A number of the innovative entrepreneurs also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.” (Harvard Business Review)

Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate

“Now, research in psychology and neuroscience continually validates Dr. Montessori’s conclusions about children and learning, and Montessori schools are flourishing — not just preschools but, increasingly, elementary, middle and secondary schools. (Huffington Post)

Montessori Had It Right: We Learn By Doing

“Writing practice lays the foundation for reading success…Such connections between body and mind once puzzled scientists. But, now, the link is clear. Even though reading seems like an activity entirely confined to our heads, it’s not. And, if printing practice helps jump start areas of the brain needed for letter identification, it is not hard to imagine all sorts of ways in which motor experience might change the brain and help kids learn.” (Psychology Today)

Alexander Graham Bell:Montessori method

“Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was one of the first people to speak out in favor of the Montessori method: an endorsement that appears to confirm that, a century before Amazon and Google, it was a method that struck a chord with the imagination of creators and inventors even then.” (Worldcrunch)

Korn/Ferry Institute

“When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success.” (The Korn/Ferry Institute)

Interview with Dr. Steven Hughes

Interview with Dr. Steven Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist, about Montessori education. “A few words to help distinguish a Montessori school from a public school: hands-on, individualized, collaborative, creative.” (Capital Public Radio)