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.

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. If you have other suggestions for content we can add to this uber-list of Montessori resources, please drop us a note and we will get it added!!

WEBSITES

  1. Montessori Education (Wiki): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_method
  2. Wikisori: http://www.wikisori.org/
  3. Maria Montessori Blog: http://mariamontessori.com/mm/
  4. Association Montessori Internationale: http://www.montessori-ami.org/
  5. Association Montessori USA: http://amiusa.org/
  6. American Montessori Society: http://www.amshq.org/
  7. Montessori Science: http://www.montessori-science.org
  8. Aid to Life: http://aidtolife.org/index.html
  9. What is Montessori Resource Site: http://montessoriobserver.com/what-is-montessori/montessori-videos/
  10. Montessori.org (UK): http://www.montessori.org.uk/home
  11. Montessori Guide: http://montessoriguide.org/
  12. Montessori 101: [https://www.facebook.com/groups/montessori101/
  13. Center For Public Montessori: https://www.facebook.com/CenterForPublicMontessori and http://public-montessori.org/

RESOURCES

  1. School Locator (AMI): http://www.amiusa.org/school-locator-2/
  2. Parent Resources (AMI): http://amiusa.wpengine.com/parent-resources/
  3. School Locator (AMS): http://www.amshq.org/School%20Resources/Find%20a%20School
  4. School Locator (NAMTA): http://www.montessori-namta.org/School-Directory
  5. School Locator (About.com): http://privateschool.about.com/od/montessoriindex/l/blmapmontessori.htm
  6. Common Core Critique from Washington Post
  7. Moving Montessori Forward within QRIS: http://www.montessoriforward.org/
  8. Does Montessori Work? Research on Outcomes for Montessori Students

BOOKS & RESEARCH

  1. The Absorbent Mind (Heny Holt & Co., 1995), by Dr. Maria Montessori
  2. Montessori Madness! A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education (Sevenoff, 2009), by Trevor Eissler
  3. Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press, 2005), by Angeline Stoll Lillard
  4. Discovery of The Child (Fides, 1967), by Dr. Maria Montessori
  5. The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009), by Sir Ken Robinson
  6. Drive (Penguin, 2011), by Dan Pink
  7. A Whole New Mind (Penguin, 2006), by Dan Pink
  8. The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), by Alfie Kohn
  9. Punished By Rewards: The Touble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes (Houghton Mifflin, 1993), by Alfie Kohn
  10. Stop Stealing Dreams, 2011, by Seth Godin, http://www.squidoo.com/stop-stealing-dreams (free download)
  11. Brain Rules (Pear Press, 2009), by John Medina
  12. A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press, 1977) #18 Network of Learning
  13. Montessori & Embodied Education, by Kevin Rathnude
  14. Optimal Learning Environments to Promote Student Engagement, by David J. Shernoff - Chapter 10 includes a robust chapter entitled "Models of Engaging Private Schools and the Case of Montessori Schools"
  15. Rethinking Education, Dr. Phillip Snow Gang
  16. Playful Learning & Montessori Education, Angeline S. Lillard

VIDEOS/SPEECHES/PRESENTATIONS

  1. Montessori Madness (5:44), by Trevor Eissler: Here are versions of this video in Russian, Spanish, Italian, French, Indonesian, Hebrew, Farsi, and Romanian
  2. Superwoman Was Already Here (6:14), by Daniel Petter-Lipstein
  3. How Do You Hug a Child Like This? (3:23)
  4. Do Schools Kill Creativity? (19:29), by Sir Ken Robinson
  5. Bring On the Learning Revolution (17:58), by Sir Ken Robinson
  6. Changing Education Paradigms (11:41), by Sir Ken Robinson
  7. Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (10:48), by Dan Pink
  8. Achievement vs. Learning (1:05), by Alfie Kohn
  9. It’s Bad News if Students are Motivated to get A’s (1:03), by Alfie Kohn
  10. Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin talks about his Montessori education
  11. Google Founders Talk Montessori
  12. Dr. Steve Hughes, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Discusses Montessori: * Dr. Hughes: Part I (4:23) * Dr. Hughes: Part 2 (3:38) * Dr. Hughes: Part 3 (3:27)
  13. Dr. Hughes: Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions
  14. Dr. Hughes: Building Better Brains: The Neurological Case for Montessori Education (1:35:27
  15. Dr. Hughes: NPR Interview on the Modern Educational System and the Impact of Montessori in Classrooms (48:37)
  16. Dr. Adele Diamond: Why Montessori Works (1:08:17)
  17. Educational Videos on the Montessori Method from the American Montessori Society
  18. Economist Andrew McAfee on Ted.com: What will future jobs look like? (see 10:57 - 11:47)
  19. How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Everything, NYT Global Forum with Thomas Friedman and MIT's Andrew McAfee (see 28:38 of the video)
  20. The Way You Wish You Were Educated (with Michael Barclay)
  21. Montessori: Pave Your Own Way
  22. Redesign of the Traditional Classroom
  23. Montessori Through the Eyes of a Scientist
  24. Author Steven Kotler Discusses Montessori & Flow (see 3:20 of video)

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