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General Montessori Resources
Whether you are new to the Montessori Method or are deeply familiar, we can all benefit by delving deeper into the pedagogy.
Below are some sections that provide you with links and articles:
- How to Think Like a Genius – The Montessori Method – One of the most best articles I have ever seen written on Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method written by Roberta Ness for the Houston Chronicle.
- Human Tendencies – Great explanation of the human tendencies. A very clear and well written article on the human tendencies.
- The Montessori Method: Educating Children for a Lifetime of Learning and Happiness – Goes in depth into the history of Montessori Education and how the classroom is set up for children to thrive.
- Maria Montessori Who gave children Everywhere Freedom to Achieve Independence – This article gives a very detailed history of her life and work and then goes into the method – focusing on independence.
- Which is Larger, the Number of Stars in the Universe or Grains of Sand on Earth? – Great article that does not mention Montessori but relates to our Story of God Who Has No Hands.
- Implementing Autonomy Support – Montessori education is established upon the philosophy of helping each child attain self-mastery and independence. It emphasizes that students be given autonomy to engage freely with their learning environment. This case study of an upper-elementary Montessori classroom found that the Montessori philosophy of education guided how teachers used autonomy supportive strategies.
- What Makes Mathematic Manipulatives Effective – The general principles and concrete examples presented in this article should help early childhood programs maximize the benefits of using manipulatives for developmentally appropriate mathematics instruction.
- A New World and Education – A wonderful article that summarizes and expounds on one of Dr. Montessori’s essays from 1947.
- A Collection of Montessori Infographics – Do you need an infographic for an upcoming parent information evening or maybe you just want to explore the world of Montessori through graphics, this is the place.
Articles on Montessori Theory
- Three Levels of Obedience – This article explains the Montessori theory concept of Levels of Obedience. It is written to parents and lays out some simple ways that parents can utilize the levels of obedience and help children to reach the 3rd level of obedience.