I like Montessori. I can be ridiculously long-winded about it.

find me on twitter @montessorinerd

 

montessorimadmen:

On Wednesday, two of the Montessori Madmen, launched June Books. Here’s the mission: ‘At June Books, we are inspired by the philosophy of Maria Montessori. We respect children. We honor their love of learning. We want to provide children, through books, with delicious hints of the adventures just waiting for them out in the real world.’ Their first title, 4,962,571, is now available to order at: www.shop.junebooks.com Love to hear what you think!


I can’t wait to read this book!

montessorimadmen:

On Wednesday, two of the Montessori Madmen, launched June Books. Here’s the mission: ‘At June Books, we are inspired by the philosophy of Maria Montessori. We respect children. We honor their love of learning. We want to provide children, through books, with delicious hints of the adventures just waiting for them out in the real world.’ Their first title, 4,962,571, is now available to order at: www.shop.junebooks.com Love to hear what you think!


I can’t wait to read this book!

The Montessori Mafia

Why are Montessori kids over-represented in the “creative elite?”

The Binomial Cube with Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick at TEDx American Riviera
As Fitzpatrick explains, “My appreciation for Montessori’s discoveries can be traced to my first lesson with the binomial cube. The experience transformed me. To have an abstraction come to life, to have a formula, an equation, in my hand…to see it, and feel it, and recognize what it represented…that changed my appreciation of everything. And, then, to be able to share that experience, to enable children a similar transformation! That’s what the binomial cube can do for everyone! In making an abstraction tangible the binomial cube can teach all of us something about ourselves!”
(via Speaker - Jim Fitzpatrick)

The Binomial Cube with Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick at TEDx American Riviera

As Fitzpatrick explains, “My appreciation for Montessori’s discoveries can be traced to my first lesson with the binomial cube. The experience transformed me. To have an abstraction come to life, to have a formula, an equation, in my hand…to see it, and feel it, and recognize what it represented…that changed my appreciation of everything. And, then, to be able to share that experience, to enable children a similar transformation! That’s what the binomial cube can do for everyone! In making an abstraction tangible the binomial cube can teach all of us something about ourselves!”

(via Speaker - Jim Fitzpatrick)

Montessori Elementary Education is called “Cosmic Education.”

The core of the curriculum is introduced through stories that engage the child’s newly developed ability to THINK BIG and imagine what they can’t see or touch. 

They aren’t usually presented in rap form, but I think it works.