Why Montessori

  • A video from the American Montessori Society – A Parent’s Perspective http://player.vimeo.com/video/86032465

  • Eight Principles of Montessori Education – Montessori – The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

    • Movement & Cognition are closely entwined, and movement can enhance thinking and learning

    • Learning and well-being are improved when people have a sense of control over their lives

    • People learn better when they are interested in what they are learning

    • Tying extrinsic rewards to an activity, like money for reading, negatively impacts motivation to engage in that activity when the reward is withdrawn

    • Collaborative arrangements can be very conducive to learning

    • Learning situated in meaningful contexts is often deeper and richer than learning in abstract contexts

    • Particular forms of adult interaction are associated with more optimal child outcomes

    • Order in the environment is beneficial to children

  • The Life Skills of a Montessori Education

    • Individuality

    • Independence

    • Integrity

    • Interpersonal Skills

    • Interdependence

    • Initiative

    • Innovation

    • Interdisciplinary Knowledge

    • Identify Interests and Gifts

    • Involvement in Service

    • Integration/Balance

    • Information Access

    • Intellectual Processing Skills

  • Resources

    • www.amshq.org

    • Montessori Madness by Trevor Eissler

    • Montessori – The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard

  • Front Page of Broad Ripple Gazette https://www.broadripplegazette.com/images/front_pages/fp_v11n06.htm