Montessori Links

Favorite Montessori Sites, Resources, Videos, Articles, and Research
This collection of Montessori-related media is intended to serve as a resource for parents, teachers, administrators or others seeking to learn more about the Montessori Method. It has been compiled by The Montessori Madmen as a tool to help advance understanding of Montessori.



  • The Absorbent Mind (Heny Holt & Co., 1995), by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Madness (Sevenoff, LLC, 2009), by Trevor Eissler
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press, 2005), by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  • Discovery of The Child (Fides, 1967), by Dr. Maria Montessori
  • The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009), by Sir Ken Robinson
  • Drive (Penguin, 2011), by Dan Pink
  • A Whole New Mind (Penguin, 2006), by Dan Pink
  • The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), by Alfie Kohn
  • Punished By Rewards: The Touble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes (Houghton Mifflin, 1993), by Alfie Kohn
  • Stop Stealing Dreams, 2011, by Seth Godin, (free download)


  • Montessori Madness (5:44), by Trevor Eissler:

  • Superwoman Was Already Here (6:14), by Daniel Petter-Lipstein:

  • How Do You Hug a Child Like This?

  • Do Schools Kill Creativity? (19:29) – by Sir Ken Robinson:

  • Bring On the Learning Revolution (17:58) – by Sir Ken Robinson:

  • Changing Education Paradigms (11:41) – by Sir Ken Robinson:

  • Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (10:48), by Dan Pink:

  • “Achievement vs. Learning “ (1:05), by Alfie Kohn:

  • “It’s Bad News if Students are Motivated to get A’s” (1:03), by Alfie Kohn:

  • Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin talks about his Montessori education:

  • Google Founders Talk Montessori:

  • Dr. Hughes: Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions:

  • Dr. Hughes: Building Better Brains: The Neurological Case for Montessori Education

  • Dr. Hughes: NPR Interview on the Modern Educational System and the Impact of Montessori in Classrooms

  • Alan Kay testifies in front of Congress:

  • Dr. Adele Diamond: Why Montessori Works:

  • Educational Videos on the Montessori Method from the American Montessori Society:


  • “The Montessori Mafia”, Wall Street Journal

  • “The Most Important Montessori Lesson:

  • What is Montessori?

  • “What If the Secret to Success is Failure?”:

  • “The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education”:

  • “Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate”

  • “Neuropsychology and Montessori”

  • “Evaluating Montessori Education”

  • A Classroom Without Walls: Deepening Children’s Connections With Nature:

  • “BGUTI” – Better Get Used to It:

  • Is the secret to Finnish schools Finns or is there something for America to learn?

  • Maybe Private School is Cheaper Than Ritalin:,b=facebook

  • Renewing the Promise of Montessori Education:

  • India: Ardee-defines new Measures in Education:

  • The Montessori Approach to Discipline, Tomorrow’s Child Magazine

  • Jewish Montessori article from Orange Country Jewish Life:

  • Develop Leaders the Montessori Way, Harvard Business Review Blog:

  • Montessori Lessons for Innovators:

  • How to Innovators Think?, Harvard Business Review Blog:

  • How to Shape the DNA of a Young Company, New York Times

  • Maria Montessori: guru for a new generation of business innovators

  • Why the world embraces the Montessori Method

  • Testing Now Reaching Kindergarten Levels Forcing Many to Ask Why?

  • Made by Montessori: The Education Method for Executives of the Future