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From powerful video overviews to research documents, popular articles and resource materials.
Take a moment to watch the video to the right – quick-hitting, in-depth, informational and entertaining, it’s a clear explanation of the differences between Montessori and traditional approaches to education.
If you’re looking for additional insights, articles and testimonials, the following references provide more on the short- and long-term success of a Montessori education as well as succinct overviews of its advantages.
- “Montessori Elementary Philosophy Reflects Current Motivation Theories.”, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 22 – 33, by A.K. Murray, Spring 2011.
- Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline S. Lillard, PhD.
- “Optimal Developmental Outcomes: The Social, Moral, Cognitive, and Emotional Dimensions of a Montessori Education” by Annette Haines, Kay Baker and David Kahn, September 2000.
- The Montessori Way: An Education for Life by Tim Seldin and Paul Epstein. More than a beautiful coffee table book, this in-depth, easy-to-read explanation of Montessori education is in layperson’s terms, from the early years through secondary school.
- Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 by Chip Wood. Written with warmth, humor and clear descriptions of child development, a comprehensive, user-friendly reference of developmental traits and charts summarizing physical, social, language and cognitive growth patterns.
- “Benefits of Montessori Education,” American Montessori Society. Includes a video by Andrew Solomon, Keynote speaker at the 2014 Annual AMS Conference, as well as a bulleted overview.
- “What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in common?” Korn Ferry Institute, Briefings Magazine, by Glen Rifkin, November 2012.
- “Top 5 Reasons Why Montessori Works,” Montessori Rocks!, by Ann Pilzner, December 2014.
- “Montessori Builds Innovators,” Harvard Business Review, by Andrew McAfee, July 2011.