The following resources are helpful in learning more about Montessori.
There are many books written by Dr. Maria Montessori, available through local libraries and bookstores.
Books by Paula Polk Lillard are highly recommended for her knowledge of Montessori and her accessible style of writing. Montessori Today is an excellent place to start.
Other interesting books include:
Activities and Programs That Improve Children's Executive Functions , Adele Diamond, Current Directions in Psychological Science. 21(5) 335-341, 2012. 667 PDF KB.
What Happens After Montessori? What Parents, Students, and Teachers Believe about the Success of Former Montessori Elementary Students in Junior High School, Peter Hanson, Montessori Life, Vol. 10 No. 4, pages 45-47, Fall 1998. PDF 136 KB.
A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional Middle Schools: Motivation, Quality of Experience, and Social Content, Kevin Rathunde, The NAMTA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer 2003. PDF 152 KB.
Outcomes: A Longitudinal Study of the Experience in the Milwaukee Public Schools for Students in a Montessori Program, Kathryn Rindskopf Dohrmann, Association Montessori International/USA. PDF 196 KB.
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Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), founded in 1929 by Maria
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
Daniel Pink - Motivation
Trevor Eissler - Montessori vs Traditional School
Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms
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