For Montessori to be accepted as not just an alternative method to education, it’s so important that more and more research is coming out for us to scientifically understand the Montessori method that has been in use for more than 100 years. So does Montessori work? I am no scientist myself but I have compiled a list for you of the places you can find studies about the Montessori approach for you to dive into. Read on… And for those looking for a quick answer to the commonly asked “Does … [Read more...] about What is the research into Montessori? And does Montessori work?
Today I share my conversation with Bill Conway which is a little different to others in the series where we zoom out and look at the big picture of Montessori. Bill is the Head of School at Montessori East in Sydney, Australia and I loved getting to ask him the tough questions like “does Montessori prepare children for the real world?", asking him if Montessori is still relevant in today’s modern world, and dealing with conflict in a Montessori school (and bullying). We also cover: parent’s … [Read more...] about S1 E8 When you get to ask the head of a Montessori school about dealing with conflict in the classroom, is Montessori still relevant today, and what if your child never chooses an activity
Wondering what Montessori is? Montessori is becoming increasingly popular as people recognise the limitations of traditional education. It’s also well-reported that creative successes like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales attended Montessori school. And Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin credit their success to having attended a Montessori school: They don’t credit their success to drive or brains. They say it was nursery school…We both went to Montessori school and I … [Read more...] about Where to start with Montessori – everything you need to know to get started with Montessori at home
Thank you everyone for the lovely feedback on these Montessori home tours. It’s not all about having the perfect spaces. We know that real kids live here and many times there are going to be messes. But we can dream and get a little inspired, right?! We are moving towards making our homes more accessible for our children, making them a little more beautiful, a little less cluttered, and with fewer but better selected activities that they are working to master. Today the summer series … [Read more...] about SUMMER SERIES: Montessori home tour #4 – a peek inside Kylie, Aaron, Caspar and Otis’ home in Australia