In fall 2006, Angeline Lillard published a study in Science, one of the most prestigious journals in the world, which examined academic, social, and intellectual outcomes of children who were educated in a Montessori environment. She used a student sample from Milwaukee, where there is fantastic public Montessori involvement. Many people want to send their children to Milwaukee's Craig...Read more.
Montessori education is a brain-based, developmental method that allows children to make creative choices in discovering people, places and knowledge of the world. It is hands-on learning, self-expression, and collaborative play in a beautifully crafted environment of respect, peace, and joy. It is also about brain development. A skilful Montessori teacher knows what stage a child is in their...Read more.
Human beings are unique among animals in that we have we have enormous capacity to make choices about how we direct our mental resources. We can set goals for ourselves, evaluate different problem-solving strategies, redirect our efforts when meeting with obstacles, and anticipate and weigh the possible consequences of different courses of action. We can delay gratification impulses (e.g....Read more.