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Montessori In The News

The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education
Sep 1, 2012 -

I have been asked for my “single best idea for reforming K-12 education”. When you only have one shot, you want to make it count. So I thought I would share my idea here, in case anyone has a brighter insight." (Read more)

Succeeding at their Own Pace
Aug 26, 2012 -

One of my favorite writers, Steven Levy, has published a new book about Google: "In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives.'' Cynics might call it a disguised ad for the cabinet of many wonders that is Google - as if the company needs promotion. It is also a heartfelt Valentine to the Montessori educational system, which, Levy writes, inspired the Google experience." (Read more)

Delayed gratification has Benefits in Life
Aug 17, 2012 - The Wichita Eagle

Have you heard of the marshmallow study? Between 1968 and 1974, about 650 4-year-olds in a nursery school at Standford were offered a selectin of marshmallows, cookies and pretzels. After they chose one (let's say it was the marshmallow, though I'd have picked a cookie myself), they were told they could either eat it immediately, or wait a few minutes and get two. (Read more)

Montessori Builds Innovators
Jul 25, 2011 - Harvard Business Review

There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate.

So shouldn't we be paying a great deal of attention to the educational method that produced, among others, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Wales, Peter Drucker, Julia Child, David Blaine, and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs? (Read more)

Trevor Eissler
Jun 28, 2011 -

Montessori Is An Example Of The New Culture of Learning
Mar 24, 2011 -

A colleague, Daniel Petter-Lipstein, wrote to us and asked the pertinent question: why there was no mention of progressive models of education like Montessori? He suggests that much of what is described takes place in my view in thousands of good Montessori classrooms every day, as he wrote in his marvelous article, "Superwoman Was Already Here". (Read more)