Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius

Dr. Angeline Lillard, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, has been studying Montessori’s methods for more than two decades. Dr. Lillard asserts that traditional American schooling is in constant crisis because it is based on two poor models for...
Children as “Sensorial Explorers”

Children as “Sensorial Explorers”

“The development of the senses actually precedes that of the higher intellectual faculties, and in a child between the ages of three and six it constitutes his formative period.” —Maria Montessori, Discovery of the Child Children as Sensorial Explorers Children from...
The Art of Observation

The Art of Observation

“It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may be always ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle between the child and his experience.” —Maria Montessori, The...
Zoology Studies in the Children’s House

Zoology Studies in the Children’s House

“What is a scientist?…We give the name scientist to the type of man who has felt experiment to be a means guiding him to search out the deep truth of life, to lift a veil from its fascinating secrets, and who, in this pursuit, has felt arising within him a love for...
Growing Emotional Intelligence Through Grace and Courtesy

Growing Emotional Intelligence Through Grace and Courtesy

“The first assistance we can give to the child is to serve as a model for self-control and order within our own lives.’” – Dr. Maria Montessori Growing Emotional Intelligence Through Grace and Courtesy Most every Montessori teacher can tell a story of being on a...
Geography and Culture in the Children’s House

Geography and Culture in the Children’s House

“It is only against the background of our place in the universe, our relationships with other living organisms, and our understanding of human unity within cultural diversity, that we can attempt to answer the question, ‘Who am I?’” – Michael & D’Neil Duffy,...
Biographical Timeline of Dr. Montessori’s Life

Biographical Timeline of Dr. Montessori’s Life

“The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of the possibility of a better humanity. He has shown us the true process of construction of the human being. We have seen children totally change as they acquire a love for things and as their sense of...
The Amazing Binomial and Trinomial Cubes!

The Amazing Binomial and Trinomial Cubes!

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” – Dr. Maria Montessori The Amazing Binomial and Trinomial Cubes! Dr. Montessori demonstrated that by providing concrete, hands-on...
The Child’s Self-Construction

The Child’s Self-Construction

“We must help the child to act for himself, will for himself, think for himself; this is the art of those who aspire to serve the spirit.” – Dr. Maria Montessori, Education for a New World Self-Construction, Construction, and Reconstruction: The Child, The School, and...