Recommended Links, Blogs and Sites

Helpful Montessori and Child Development websites, blogs and media.

Helpful Montessori and Child Development  Websites, Blogs and Media

Websites

The American Montessori Society (AMS) is the foremost advocate for quality Montessori education, and innovative, child-centered approachs to learning.  AMS sets the high professional standards that inform Montessori education as practiced in AMS-accredited schools and taught in AMS affiliated teacher education programs.

North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA) links Montessorians with their legacy and their future.  Its services include publications, audio visuals, conferences and research.

The Association Montessori International of the United States (AMI/USA) brings the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori to the education of children, to help them attain their full potential in our society.

The Association Montessori Internationale is based out of Amsterdam, Netherlands They uphold, propagate and further the pedagogical principles and practice formulated by Maria Montessori for the full development of the human being.

Montessori Guide is a website created by the American Montessori International (AMI/USA) as on online resource tool for Montessori teachers.  

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) is a knowledge-centered organization.  Their work revolves around the development and dissemination of information that can advance excellent Montessori education in the public sector.

The Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education.  MACTE was granted initial recognition by the U.S. Department of education in 1995, and this recognition extends through the year 2015. 

The Montessori Observer is a site devoted to providing accurate and up-to-date Montessori news and information.  

Undertood.org helps the millions of parents whose children, ages 3-20, are struggling with learning and attention issues.  They strive to empower parents and teachers to understand children's issues and relate to their experiences.  

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) promotes high-quality early learning, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy and research.

National Institute for Early Educational Research (NIEER) conducts and communicates research to support high-quality, effective childhood education for all young children.

United States Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. 

Blogs

MariaMontessori.com is a not for profit project/blog/website from the Montessori Administrator Association (MAA) with a goal of providing accurate and relevant information about the Montessori method of education to parents around the world.  

Montessori Madmen is a resource filled blog of impatient, ragtag dads and advocates from around the world, united by a common zeal to bring the Montessori method to millions more.  Their mission is simple:  to advocate for Montessori education so that one day it's not called Montessori school; it's just called school.  Montessori Resources for Montessori Madmen is a subset of the Montessori Madmen Blog that lists a great deal of information and resources to the world of Montessori education, philosophy, methodology, literature, videos, speeches and presentations.  

The Montessori Observer is devoted to providing accurate and up-to-date Montessori news and information.  It serves as a resource for Montessori's, researches and reporters, families, the general public, and anyone interested in Montessori education.  

Montessori Seeds is a blog written by Mathew Simberg the Head of School at Montessori Seeds of Education.  

How We Montessori was created by an Australian family that follows Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy and method of child development and teaching in their home.

Blue Mango is an educational blog that provides products and services for early childhood.

Carrots and Oranges is a learning and living blog for kids and adults!  You will find many Montessori inspired activities as ideas and thoughts on parenting and communicating with young children.  These activities and ideas are accessible and hands on, often combining learning and movement.  

Three Oaks offers snippets in life of Self-Directed Learners is a blog written by a homeschooling mother that has incorporated Montessori learning and philosophy into her children's loves.  

Montessori 101 A blog, by a Montessori teacher and mother, that helps parents learn about Montessori and how the philosophy can enhance lives of parents, children and families.  

Montessori Moms is a group of friends who did their Atol (Assistants to Infancy) Montessori training together in 2009/2010.  They are a part of the first American Montessori International Atol training in Vancouver, Canada.  They share their experiences since becoming mothers.

Cult of Pedagogy is an online magazine for anyone who teaches anything-that means high school geometry teachers, elementary school special ed teachers, golf instructors, homeschoolers, corporate trainers, english tutors, preschool teachers, medical school instructors.  Teaching is an art, a craft, and a science, and perfecting it is an ongoing, endless process.  There are hundreds of ways to study and practice it, and this is what I, Jennifer Gonzalez, the Boss of Cult of pedagogy, obsess(s) about.

Media, Videos, Speeches and Presentations 

A Montessori Morning in 4 Minutes is an incredible representation of a very typical morning schedule of a child in a Montessori setting ages 2 1/2 through 6 years.                                                                                                                       
(C) Lindsay Palmer Photography: http://www.lindsaypalmer.ca 

Superwoman Was Already Here is the perfect animated adaptation of the teaching philosophy of Maria Montessori.

Montessori for Infants: A Guided Tour of the Nido is a beautiful, short video of the Montessori toddler environment.

Montessori Guide website has perfected the art of capturing children in their environments.  The Association Montessori International has created an online resource to support Montessori teachers 

A Peak Inside a Montessori Classroom: A beautiful video that clearly represents the  alluring and deliberate creation of materials in the Montessori Primary or 3-6 year-old environment.  

Trevor Eissler "Montessori Madness" 

Trevor Eissler  "How Do You Hug a Child Like This?"

Dundas Valley Montessori School is an incredible resource!  There are a number of videos found here and one I have watched over and over is called "The Three-YearCycle."  It discusses many different areas of the classroom and the rationale and philosophy behind the Montessori materials and the child during her/his early development.  Definitely worth the 5 minutes!

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting.  The author of twelve books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations.