Montessori Resources: Books, Articles, Videos
Montessori education represents an entirely different approach to children and their education than the one that most of us experienced in our own schooling. We have provided the following Montessori resources for parents and educators to help you better grasp the basic concepts of Montessori education's contrast to conventional schooling, and it's relevance to the global world of today.
Books about Montessori
by Paula Lillard Preschlack
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Montessori in the Classroom: a Classroom Teacher’s Diary
Paula Polk Lillard
Montessori: Why It Matters for Your Child’s Success and Happiness
Support for Montessori’s principal insights, as found in current scientific research, is profound. The premier book on this topic is Montessori The Science Behind The Genius by Angeline Stoll Lillard Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, an internationally renowned scholar, lecturer and researcher in child development, cognition and executive function. Dr. Lillard is also a leader in Montessori research worldwide.
To learn more about current research on Montessori Education, visit the website of Angeline Stoll Lillard, Ph.D., a professor of psychology in the Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia. To listen to Professor Lillard speak about current research on Montessori education, view her presentation:
A Montessori Journey from the Start | Forest Bluff School
Take a look inside Forest Bluff School and learn about our whole school Montessori continuum from birth through 14 years. Produced by NAMTA, narrated by
Paula Polk Lillard
Dr Steve Hughes: Montessori and the Future of Education
A short video of Dr. Steven Hughes, PhD, LP, a world-renowned pediatric neuropsychologist, advocating the developmental benefits of a Montessori education.
Trevor Eissler: Montessori Madness!
Montessori Madness! explores how Montessori education best prepares children for the world outside the classroom. Trevor Eissler is a business jet pilot, author, and international speaker.
Articles About Notable Montessori Alumni
The articles listed below discuss the invaluable impact of a Montessori education on the success of several noteworthy Montessori alumni:
Alumni Panel (2021)
We hope you will take an hour to listen and learn more about the outcomes of the education you have invested in for your children. We would love to hear your reflections or further questions after listening:
Alumni Parent Panel Video (2022)
Recommended Parenting Books
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
Meghan Cox Gurdon
The Gift of Failure
Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age
Richard Freed, Ph.D.