Detailed Publications, Videos and Information

Detailed publications, videos and information about Montessori education.

Detailed Publications, Videos and Information

Angeline Lillard Finds Method;  Levels Education Playing Field for Low Income Children:  Today there are about 5,000 Montessori schools in the U.S., including close to 500 public Montessori schools, many extending through eighth grade and a few through high school.

Montessori Preschool Elevates and Equalizes Child Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study:  Quality preschool programs that develop the whole child through age-appropriate socioemotional and cognitive skill-building hold promise for significantly improving child outcomes.

Project Gutenberg's Montessori's Own Handbook By: Dr. Maria Montessori:  An excellent resource that allows you to access FREE books and media by Maria Montessori and about her life and work.  

Action Research Now Available From the American Montessori Society:  Teacher action research is research designed and conducted by practitioners for the purpose of solving an immediate problem or improving their own practice.  While the action research through this link is not generalized to Montessori classrooms everywhere, it can inspire future investigation and reflective practice by current and future montessori educators.  

Playful Learning and Montessori Education By: Angeline Lillard:  Maria Montessori herself spoke negatively about a major component of playful learning—pretend play, or fantasy—for young children.  In this essay, the author discusses this apparent contradiction:  how and why Montessori education includes elements of playful learning while simultaneously eschewing fantasy.  She concludes with a discussion of research on the outcomes of Montessori education and on pretend-play research, clarifying how Montessori education relates to playful learning.   

The International Journal of Instruction: An Epistemological Glance at the Constructivist Approach: Constructivist Learning Dewey, Piaget, and Montessori By: Emel Ultanir:  What people gain through sensation and cognition make up the individuals' experiences and knowledge.  Individuals benefit from previous experiences when resolving problems.  Knowledge is constructed from the meanings on attributes to nature and the environment.  In theories, it means that constructers depend on observation and when directly translated, the theory has the meaning of observation.  In other words, we construct our own reality with those belonging to our social circle.

The Linguistic Genius of Babies a TED talk by Patricia Kuhl  Patricia:  Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another-by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know.  Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.  

What We learn Before We're Born a TED talk by Annie Murphy Paul:  Pop Quiz:  When does learning begin?  Answer:  Before we are born.  Science writer Annie murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb-from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods.

Montessori Overall Results Final is a support from the Self Family Foundation and the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, the Riley Institute has completed a multi-year study of Montessori education in South Carolina’s public schools, the most comprehensive evaluation of public Montessori ever conducted in the United States.

The Real Reason Students Shouldn't Sit in Class from a recent New York Times article shows movement is far more important than a means to enable children to attentively sit for long periods of time.