Montessori Madmen

Advocating Montessori

We're an impatient, ragtag group of dads and advocates from around the world, united by a common zeal to bring the Montessori method to millions more. Our mission is simple: to advocate for Montessori education so that one day it's not called Montessori school; it's just called school.

Win a MadMan visit to your school!

The MadMen are fired up to announce that one of the prizes offered to contestants in the Montessori Elevator Speech Contest will be a complimentary visit to your school (anywhere in the U.S.) by Montessori MadMan Bart Theriot for a parent workshop for your school's dads (and mom's of course!). Send in your elevator speech video! Check out the MontElevatorSpeech channel on YouTube to see all of the entries so far.

Here is Bart's parent workshop description: "Every Montessorian knows that when parents and teachers are on the same page everyone wins. Your school community will be stronger. Enrollment increases. Your job as a teacher is easier. Parent communication is more productive and most importantly, the child benefits from the consistency. There is no better way to bring parents on board than a workshop led by an experienced Montessori advocate. Bart Theriot is the Head of School at the Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene in Ashburn, Virginia, where his mother, father and wife are all trained Montessori teachers. He holds the AMS early childhood teaching credential and teaches the administration course at the Northern Virginia Montessori Institute. He is a Montessori alumni himself and father of 4 Montessori boys. He is also one of the Montessori Madmen. Bart’s unique and broad perspective has enabled him to successfully engage parents in Montessori for more than a decade.
Each 90 minute workshop is aimed at parents with children age infant through 12 years old and can be tailored to address the specific needs of your group. From strengthening the parent/child relationship, discipline and toilet learning to independence, applying Montessori at home and everything in between, the interactive workshops offer parents the opportunity to learn through facilitated, group discussion."

Contact the MadMen for further details.