Montessori for Adults
What is authentic Montessori? Read these books to discover not only exactly what Maria was talking about but also how that translates into todays world both at home and at school.
For parents, start with Montessori Speaks to Parents for transcripts of the lectures Dr. Montessori gave to parents during courses and congresses.
For more on the pedagogy within the classroom, dive right into The London Lectures, taken straight from Dr. Montessori's teacher training course in 1946, just six years before her death. Then, dig into Muriel Dwyer's Path for the Exploration of Any Language. Get detailed lesson plans and background information for the Cultural area in The Red Corolla. For the big picture of Montessori's essential teachings, read her core collection of writings in Citizen of the World.
For more on bringing the method alive both in the classroom and in the greater world, tuck into Susan Stephenson's lovely books for infancy (Joyful Child), preschool and elementary (Child of the World), and all ages (Universal Child). Then, for an unexpected view, check out No Check Mate to see how the pedagogy plays out in the classic game of strategy.
Then, explore our Learning Center (see link in menu above) for a host of worthy videos and links.