Montessori resources


Want to learn more about the Montessori approach to education? Check out the links below for fantastic resources from the Montessori community. Discover why our classrooms are organized in multi-age groups, why our young friends spend so much time exploring nature and playing, why we don't assign daily homework or take regular tests, and so many more interesting thoughts about Montessori!


  • TRUSTED LINKS AND WEBSITES

    American Montessori Association: AMS is a vibrant community of schools, teachers, families, and others determined to make Montessori a strong and positive force in education.


    MontessoriGuide.org is an online resource tool for Montessori practitioners to demonstrate what quality Montessori looks like and needs to take into consideration in order to be implemented. It’s a great place for parents to see Montessori classrooms in action.


    Does it Work? What Research says about Montessori and Student Outcomes


    Montessori Validated by Research Studies: Further research stating the effectiveness of Montessori in Australia


    Glossary of Montessori Terms


    Steph Curry: Former Christian Montessori kid to the NBA's best. Why his faith matters. 


    OurKids Montessori Page: A look at research collected and published by our Canadian Montessori friends


    Montessori Education Defined: A great look at Montessori in simple terms, published in Parent Magazine


    Montessori Expert and Professor of Psychology at University of Virginia, Dr. Angeline Lillard, has been studying Montessori’s methods for more than two decades. She has published much research, many articles, and a book on the method and its success in the classroom.


    Parent Resources from AMI: Association Montessori International in North America


    Montessori Research from NAMTA, The North American Montessori Teachers’ Association


    Montessori Madmen: Parent advocates who are dedicated to increasing Montessori awareness


    Maria Montessori Blog: A collective blog with contributions from Montessori educators and administrators


    Neuroeducation & Montessori: How the child's brain learns


     


     

  • VIDEO LINKS

    A Montessori Morning: Get a glimpse of a 3-hour morning work cycle in just a few minutes. 


    AMI Montessori Explanations: An introduction to three age levels of Montessori education: toddlers (18 months to 36 months), primary (age 2 1/2 to 6) and elementary (ages 6 through 12).


    The Montessori Classroom: The Three Year Cycle: This video details the Montessori method of teaching and learning, focusing on the development of children age 3-6.


    American Montessori Society Videos: Several videos from the AMS website which feature students from a range of Montessori schools as well as unique perspectives from Montessori advocates and other notables.


    Trevor Eissler Montessori Madness 321 FastDraw: One of the absolute best we’ve seen! This video uses clever cartoon techniques to illustrate the difference between Montessori vs. traditional school approaches to learning in an easy-to-follow format.


    Trevor Eissler “How Do You Hug a Child Like This?” Another great 321 FastDraw video, featuring a live-action cartoon illustrating the argument for personalized Montessori education over standardized traditional education.


    Superwoman Was Already Here! A 321 FastDraw presentation answering some Montessori questions: Why do we value curiosity and encourage independent learning? Why don’t we have tests and homework? How and why do we create a sense of calm and order in our classrooms?