MONTESSORI INFORMATION, ARTICLES, & LECTURES

For Students, Teachers, Parents


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BIRTH TO THREE YEARS

Prince George NEW! MONTESSORI FOR A PRINCE (Prince George of Cambridge) (PDF)

DEVELOPMENT VIDEO CLIPS
Short video clips showing stages of development of movement and language in the first year of life: first year

BHUTAN - Birth to Three
A comparison of Montessori Assistant to Infancy (birth-three) practice and birth-three traditions in Bhutan. A fuller version of this article, with more pictures can be found in the book (Joyful Child) The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three: Bhutan

WEANING
An interesting article written by Susan, and a fellow Assistants to Infancy (Birth to Three) teacher. A fuller version of this article, with more pictures can be found in the book (Joyful Child) The Joyful Child: Montessori, Global Wisdom for Birth to Three: weaning

TOILET LEARNING
In the Montessori 0-3 program children are not "trained" to use the toilet, but they are taught the natural steps. This article is written by an A to I (Birth to Three) teacher in Amsterdam: toilet learning


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TRANSITION
FROM 0-3 TO 3-6

"Over the years I have seen many children held too long in an Infant Community only to watch these normalized children regress into deviated states and then be deemed not ready for the move to the Primary class".

Transition Paper
, by Judi Orion, AMI 0-3 and 3-6 trainer


SMD school, Nepal

MICHAEL OLAF PROJECTS

Since helping to support the Montessori children's project in Tanzania in the 1970's, Jim and Susan Stephenson, the owners of the Michael Olaf Montessori company, have been involved with similar projects in many countries. See a few of them here: Children's Projects

The Universal Child

THE UNIVERSAL LCHILD and other wonderful Montessori overviews and Montessori congress information, available here: BOOKS

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THREE TO SIX YEARS

3-6 CLASSROOM OBSERVATION
In 1987 Susan revisited the children's class at the training center where she studied in 1970-71. Her observation helps teachers move away from group lessons to the 3-hour work period and the independent work and deep concentration or true Montessori education: 3-6 Class Observation

DEVIATIONS AND NORMALIZATION
During the first 3-6 AMI Montessori course in Thailand, this lecture was given. True Montessori practice helps a child move away from personality traits that are all too commonly accepted as normal, to a happier way of living: (PDF)


GENERAL MONTESSORI-RELATED INFORMATION

MONTESSORI LANGUAGE
Speaking, Writing, and reading, Birth to Age 12 (newsletter)

MONTESSORI-TYPE ALLOWANCE IDEAS, PART 1
A reprint of a 1992 Montessori budget experiment. Earning and Spending Money: Money

ALLOWANCE IDEAS, PART 2
A
follow up from the "Earning and Spending Money" article above. Teaching a child about time as well as money.
Money and Time

ADHD, FOLLOWING A CHILD
A reprint of an article outlining a Montessori ADHD experiment, shared with parents by many Montessori schools ADHD


Tibetan children's village

NOTES FROM THE FIELD

Susan Stephenson has been involved with Montessori education since her eldest started attending a Montessori school in 1968. At the Montessori Centenary celebration in San Francisco in 2007, she presented some of this work.

Part 11964-2003, India (Mumbai); London; Lima, Peru; California; Japan; India (Dharamsala, Tibetan children's village); Nepal, Tibet; Australia; Nepal; Thailand (PDF)
Part 2 2006, Nepal; Thailand; Bhutan (PDF)


All articles were either written or selected by Susan Stephenson, the author of the Michael Olaf publications. (bio)

Michael Olaf Montessori Shop

Michael Olaf Montessori books, toys, tools, educational materials for children from birth to 7 years and their adults: SHOP

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SIX TO TWELVE+ YEARS

RETHINKING HOMEWORK
A thought-provoking article about the value of giving children homework, by Alfie Kohn, the author of The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing: homework

FIVE REASONS TO STOP SAYING "GOOD JOB"
This article helps to explain why grades and praise don't work in eliciting lasting results. By
Alfie Kohn, the author of Punished by Rewards: Good Job

MONTESSORI PRACTICE IN A TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM
In 1973-4 Susan taught at Colegio San Silvestre, in Lima, Peru. Without any Montessori materials she was still able to use Montessori philosophy to help the children. This paper gives a few ideas to teachers of traditional classes. San Silvestre, Lima


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TWELVE YEARS AND OLDER

CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS FROM AGE 12-18
Montessori philosophy and practice for the middle school & high school years 12-18 article Reprint


Dr. Montessori

LECTURES FROM THE PAST, BY DR. MARIA MONTESSORI AND HER SON

On such subjects as empowerment through education, free expression, discipline: Montessori Lectures


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LECTURES FROM THE 2005 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

(Sydney, Australia) The talks are available as PDF documents at this link: 2005 Congress


LECTURES FROM THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

(Portland, OR) . . . information here 2013 congress


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