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"What we learn to do, we learn by doing." Thomas Jefferson

RESOURCES

History of Montessori - What is the Montessori Method? via AMSHQ.org

 

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Our Favorite PARENTING Experts:

Our Favorite WEBSITES:

Living Montessori Now

Quick tips and ideas for use at home and in the classroom

 

Montessori Census (Nationwide Project)

The census is a collaborative project spanning the entire Montessori movement.

Its purpose is to provide complete and accurate information about the state of Montessori in the United States.

 

Montessorischoolsct.org

Montessori Schools of CT

 

Aid to Life

For parents of children ages Birth to 6 years: Very interactive website. Mirrors Montessori philosophy for the home.

 

American Montessori Society

American Montessori Society (AMS) is a non-profit educational society founded in 1960 whose purpose is to help children develop their potential through the educational principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. This includes developing Montessori programs, accrediting schools, granting credentials, encouraging research, organizing seminars and symposia, and promoting all other areas which relate to the dissemination of Montessori philosophy.

 

North American Montessori Teacher's Association

The North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA) is a membership organization open to parents, teachers, and anyone else interested in Montessori education. Visit the site for more a wealth of Montessori information.

 

The Montessori Foundation

The Montessori Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of Montessori education in the United States and abroad. Publisher of Tomorrow's Child, the magazine for Montessori parents and educators.

 

Montessori Connections

"All who are interested in Montessori education can find everything related to it and more."

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death. The site describes the pedagogy, provides a historical background, and has an online store for purchasing materials, books, and videos.

 

International Montessori Index

Information for parents and teachers, practical suggestions for using Montessori philosophy in homes and classrooms, links to Montessori schools, conferences, teacher training courses, organizations, educational materials, and other valuable sites.

 

United Way of CT

Information for parents and teachers, practical suggestions for using Montessori philosophy in homes and classrooms, links to Montessori schools, conferences, teacher training courses, organizations, educational materials, and other valuable sites.

Our Favorite BOOKS:

No Drama Discipline by Roger Schank

Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Disciplineprovides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene. Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth.

 

The pioneering experts behind the bestselling The Whole-Brain Child - Tina Payne Bryson and Daniel J. Siegel, the New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm - now explore the ultimate child-raising challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a child’s neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, No-Drama Disciplineprovides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears - without causing a scene.

Defining the true meaning of the “d” word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. Inside this sanity-saving guide you’ll discover

  • strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy - and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart
  • facts on child brain development - and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages
  • the way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child - no matter how extreme the behavior - while still setting clear and consistent limits
  • tips for navigating your children through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair
  • twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make - and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques.

Complete with candid stories and playful illustrations that bring the authors’ suggestions to life, No-Drama Disciplineshows you how to work with your child’s developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience in everyone in the family.

TEACHING MINDS by Roger Schank

From grade school to graduate school, from the poorest public institutions to the most affluent private ones, our educational system is failing students. In his provocative new book, cognitive scientist and best-selling author Roger Schank argues that class size, lack of parental involvement, and other commonly cited factors have nothing to do with why students are not learning. The culprit is a system of subject-based instruction and the solution is cognitive-based learning. This groundbreaking book defines what it would mean to teach thinking.

A Whole New Mind - Daniel Pink

Society has changed. The educational plan of the early 1900's is dead. Students need a full compliment of learning approaches to spark the fire located within each child. This book discusses why right-brainers will rule the future. We are no longer living in a society where factory workers are the norm.

Maria Montessori: A Biography, Rita Kramer

Right away there was the happy possibility that I would have a positive response to Maria Montessori: A Biography since the book was written by -none other than - Rita Kramer. She is also the author of the investigative account Ed School Follies: the Miseducation of America's Teachers. She has also been a contributor to some solid periodicals, such as The Wilson Quarterly, American Heritage, and the American Spectator. And she is certainly a reader of that great French-born American teacher, the venerable Jacques Barzun (99 years old!). Ms. Kramer seems to have accepted an offer to write this particular biography based on her expertise in early education, her reputation for solid research, and an objective journalistic approach to her work, but presumably not as a Montessorian. What the reader gets is a factual, historically accurate, rolling account of a person worth the biography. Granted, I'm sold on Montessori anyway, regardless of the struggling doctor's genius or shortcomings, so this story for me is more for a good read on how it all came together. And a good read it is, by any standard.

The Joyful Child: Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori for Birth to Three, Susan Stephenson

A guide to child development combined with a catalog of books and materials for this age group. This and Susan Stephenson's other book, Child of the World: Michael Olaf's Essential Montessori for 3-12+, are also available direct from the publisher, Michael Olaf Montessori Company.

Montessori: A Modern Approach, Paula Polk Lillard

Lillard's book is great first book for parents to read to learn the basic theories. It is very much a summary of Montessori methods and an answer to many of the criticism's of Montessori up to the 1970's. Lillard quotes Dr. Montessori extensively, so much so that it seems that the reader is getting the best pieces of Montessori's own writings in a nutshell. The writing style of both Lillard and Montessori is complex, but if you stick with it, you will find great wisdom.

BEYOND TIME OUT: From Chaos to Calm, Beth A. Grosshans, Ph.D.

If the kids are out of control- and everything you do seems to make matters worse- it's time to change the dynamic. Dr. Beth Grosshans' five-step program teaches how to become a more effective parent and help children feel safer, be happier, and behave more appropriately.

The Spiritual Hunger of the Modern Child

Includes a chapter by Mario Montessori - The inspiring and sometimes inspired messages from these talks by men from Montessori, Fourth Way, Buddhist, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Quaker, and Subud backgrounds are surprisingly of one accord: We risk poisoning our children with our over-weening efforts to "give them" what we scarcely can claim to possess ourselves. Rather, our role, according to a broad concensus ascertained here, is to put our own inner lives in order that we might see clearly the balance of structure and freedom necessary to let the child's spirituality mature naturally. Clearly, Mr. Bennett understood developmental psychology well and could himself recognize the stages in a child's inner as well as outer development, as well as articulate what is crucial in each stage.

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NESM

Scholarship program available to Primary (3 - 6) and Elementary (6 - 12) aged children.  All information is provided to FAST and kept confidential to Independent School Management FAST advisors. Opens Jan. 1st for the following Fall school year.  Closes April 30th.

"The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator."

Dr. Maria Montessori

Some of our favorite Montessori videos on youtube.com and vimeo.com.

 

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NESM Promo Video

 

Google Founders attribute success to their early years in a Montessori School:

GOOGLE Founders Talk Montessori

 

A day in the life of a Montessori Child:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Y-huCMjIc&feature=youtube

 

We couldn't have said it better:

https://vimeo.com/48156347

 

Education NEEDS to Grow with Society...TEDx Mid-Atlantic:

Click for TEDx Video with Anna Lee - Looking to Montessori to Guide Education Reform.

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