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.
WEB SITES

RESOURCES

BOOKS

  • 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, http://www.squidoo.com/stop-stealing-dreams (free download)

VIDEOS/SPEECHES/PRESENTATIONS

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQl-7Lmm4hE

  • How Do You Hug a Child Like This?

http://youtu.be/ALCM2LL2y7c

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

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

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

http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sywMkf5QhI

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQt-ZI58wpw

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCAdXjlLBA&feature=related

  • Google Founders Talk Montessori:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw

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

http://www.goodatdoingthings.com/GoodAtDoingThings/Good_at_Doing_Things_files/GoodAtDoingThings.pdf

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

http://vimeo.com/m/40791188

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

http://npr.vo.llnwd.net/kip0/_pxn=0+_pxK=10412+_pxE=mp3/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/147996604/KERA_147996604.mp3

  • Alan Kay testifies in front of Congress:

http://carlanderson.blogspot.com/2010/04/kay-on-motivation-papert-on-how-schools.html

  • Dr. Adele Diamond: Why Montessori Works:

http://research.vtc.vt.edu/events/2011/dec/01/why-tools-of-the-mind/

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

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB81B46845AB1919&feature=plcp

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • “The Montessori Mafia”, Wall Street Journal

http://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2011/04/05/the-montessori-mafia/

  • “The Most Important Montessori Lesson:

http://revisitingmontessorieducation.posterous.com/the-greatest-gift-a-parent-can-give-to-their

  • What is Montessori?

http://www.mtips.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/what_is_montessori.pdf

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html?pagewanted=all

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/09/01/the-single-best-idea-for-reforming-k-12-education/

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-flores-shaw/montessori-education-debate_b_1237451.html?ref=education

  • “Neuropsychology and Montessori”

http://gem.hi-touch.net/Miscellaneous/Parent%20Education/Neurophsychology%20and%20Montessori.pdf

  • “Evaluating Montessori Education”

http://www.montessori-ami.org/research/ScienceLillard060929.pdf

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

http://mariamontessori.com/mm/?p=1788

  • “BGUTI” – Better Get Used to It:

http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/bguti.htm

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

http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/01/25/is-the-secret-to-finnish-schools-finns-or-is-there-something-else-happening/

  • Maybe Private School is Cheaper Than Ritalin:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/holly-robinson/maybe-private-school-is-c_b_1245201.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=2679013,b=facebook

  • Renewing the Promise of Montessori Education:

http://thepurposeofeducation.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/renewing-the-promise-of-montessori-education/

  • India: Ardee-defines new Measures in Education:

http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=11820

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

http://www.montessori.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=27&layout=blog&Itemid=42

  • Jewish Montessori article from Orange Country Jewish Life:

http://www.ocjewishlife.com/site/jewish-montessori/

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

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/01/develop_leaders_the_montessori.html

  • Montessori Lessons for Innovators:

http://timkastelle.org/blog/2012/02/montessori-lessons-for-innovators/

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

http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2009/09/how_do_innovators_think.html

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/business/23corner.html?_r=3

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

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/growth/maria-montessori-guru-for-a-new-generation-of-business-innovators/article2398113/

  • Why the world embraces the Montessori Method

http://www.nyparenting.com/stories/2012/5/fp_montessori_2012_05.html

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-usa-education-testing-idUSBRE88O05Y20120925

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

http://www.execdigital.com/entertainment/made-by-montessori-the-education-method-for-executives-of-the-future