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Interested in learning more about Montessori and education? Here you will find helpful articles, interviews, and even quotes that shed more light on child development and the Montessori method. Read on!

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Articles

Montessori & Homeschooling - Here to Stay?

Is it just a fad, or is there more to it than that? There's a lot to look at, including why parents homeschool with Montessori, and some of the pros and cons to doing so.

The Tendencies of Humans

Why do children everywhere seek to explore, understand, and master the world around them? They are simply following their instinctive desire to learn and create - it's what makes human beings special.

Erdkinder - The Montessori Answer to Adolescence

In an Erdkinder program, the children live on a farm and their 'schooling' consists of running the farm as a business. Is this a viable option for today? If so, how does it work?

The Five Great Lessons

A comprehensive overview of the important, foundational lessons that tie together the Montessori elementary curriculum. Children find them awe-inspiring; so will you.

Liberty and Discipline in the Montessori Classroom

You can't have one without the other - but keeping them balanced is tricky. Here's how to keep them in perfect alignment.

A Brief Overview of Elementary Montessori

The Montessori elementary classroom gives children access to a world of knowledge. This overview is perfect for parents who are thinking about Montessori for their children, but aren't quite sure what it is.

How Do Children Learn to Read?

Current research gives us insight into how children learn the complex skill of reading; there's a lot more going on than meets the eye.

Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet

A fantastic tool for research, or a dangerous place where children are exploited? The internet can be both; here's how to make sure kids use it safely.

Montessori Quotes: The Wisdom and Insight of Maria Montessori

Her powers of observation were unparalled - but sometimes we forget to sit down and read what she actually wrote. I've compiled some of my favorite quotes here; they're just as relevant today as they were many years ago.

Interviews

An Interview with Michelle Lane of The Lane Montessori School for Autism

Michelle Lane founded a school that combines the Montessori method and autism therapy - here's a look behind this innovative program and its impressive results.

An Interview with John Shepard of United Montessori Association

John Shepard talks about how he and his wife, Trudy, started their online Montessori training program - and how the internet is changing the face of Montessori education.