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Korn/Ferry Institute: What do P. Diddy, Sergey Brin, and Peter Drucker have in common?
When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success.

Why Montessori? By Anu Karna, EdD
Montessori is not well understood. One view is that the Montessori environment is chaotic. The other view is that Montessori is too rigid. 

Investors.com: Maria Montessori Stands At The Head Of The Class
Many famous Montessori grads attribute Montessori education to their ability to “think outside the box.”

Harvard Business Review: Montessori Build Innovators
The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?

Forbes: Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?
The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.

Wall Street Journal: The Montessori Mafia
Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia.

Harvard Business Review: How Do Innovators Think?
The most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged… A number of them also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.

Science Journal: Evaluating Montessori Education
Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to study published in the journal Science.

Will Wright, Montessori Grad and Creator of SimCity & Spore

[Kids] can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than having a teacher explain stuff to you. And when kids discover these things on their own, what they learn sticks with them so much more.

Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions About Montessori
Is Montessori for every child? The short answer is yes — there is no child who would not benefit from a Montessori education.

Benefits of Montessori – Some of the many reasons why Montessori is right for your child.
Everybody knows that Montessori is a great way to educate children, but not everyone understands the benefits in detail. Here are some of the many reasons why Montessori is right for your child.

Education Forum – Evaluating Montessori Education
An analysis of students’ academic and social scores compares a Montessori school with other elementary school education programs.

Montessori Education: An Overview
“The discovery of the powers of the child is the most important discovery humanity has ever made and uncovers the very roots of our life.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

The four Planes of Development
The four Planes (or phases) of development is an overall vision of Montessori’s developmental psychology from infancy to adulthood. 

A Letter to Montessori Teachers By Nicholas Warren Pontrelli

Doors Open By Alexis Wiggins
How independent schools can improve through encouraging a culture of collaboration.

Order, Organization Beauty in the Classroom: A Prerequisite, Not an Option By Cathleen Haskins
“The Children in our schools are free, but that does not mean there is no organization. Organization, in fact, is necessary, and if the children are to be free to work, it must be even more thorough than in the ordinary schools.” (Montessori, 1989) 

Sometimes You Just Have to Polish the Duck By Darce Vandegrift
Lessons for Grownups from a Montessori Classroom 

The Gift of Silence By Cathleen Haskins
“It is only in solitude and silence that our life is really present, that we are truly responsive to the heartbeat of the universe and free to contemplate the miracle of existence.” (Lane) 

The Way We Gather By Marta Donahoe
“Transformation occurs when we focus on the structure of how we gather and the context in which the gatherings take place; when we work hard on getting the questions right; when we choose depth over speed and relatedness over scale.” (Peter Block) 

Where Do I Fit in? By Lila S. Jokanovic
Cosmic Education and the Children’s House

 

 

 

 

 

 

Websites/Blogs

Exploring the Benefits of Montessori Early Education
Inly Insights

Montessori Education and Brain Development: New research validates 100-year-old method
Inly Insights

The Montessori Classroom: Not Just a Pretty Space
Inly Insights

The Benefits of a Montessori Education at Inly School
Inly Website

Montessori Philosophy and Mission at Inly School
Inly Website

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