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Favorite Montessori Sites, Resources, Videos, Articles, and Research


This collection of Montessori-related media is intended to serve as a resource for parents, teachers,
administrators or others seeking to learn more about the Montessori Method. It has been compiled
by The Montessori Madmen as a tool to help advance understanding of Montessori.

WEB SITES
● Montessori Method (Wiki): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montessori_method
● Montessori Madmen: http://www.montessorimadmen.com
● Wikisori: http://www.wikisori.org/
● Maria Montessori Blog: http://mariamontessori.com/mm/
● Association Montessori Internationale: http://www.montessori-ami.org/
● Association Montessori USA: http://amiusa.org/
● American Montessori Society: http://www.amshq.org/
● Montessori Science: http://www.montessori-science.org/index.html
● Montessori Nuggets: http://www.montessorinuggets.blogspot.com


RESOURCES
● School Locator (AMI): http://amiusa.org/ami-schools/montessori-school-locator
● School Locator (AMS): http://www.amshq.org/School%20Resources/Find%20a%20School
● School Locator (NAMTA): http://www.montessori-namta.org/School-Directory
● School Locator (About.com): http://privateschool.about.com/od/montessoriindex/l/blmapmontessori.htm


BOOKS
● The Absorbent Mind (Heny Holt & Co., 1995), by Dr. Maria Montessori
● Montessori Madness (Sevenoff, LLC, 2009), by Trevor Eissler
● Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius (Oxford University Press, 2005), by Angeline Stoll Lillard
● Discovery of The Child (Fides, 1967), by Dr. Maria Montessori
● The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything (Penguin/Viking 2009), by Sir Ken Robinson
● Drive (Penguin, 2011), by Dan Pink
● A Whole New Mind (Penguin, 2006), by Dan Pink
● The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards” (Houghton
Mifflin, 1999), by Alfie Kohn
● Punished By Rewards: The Touble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes (Houghton
Mifflin, 1993), by Alfie Kohn
● Stop Stealing Dreams, 2011, by Seth Godin, http://www.squidoo.com/stop-stealing-dreams (free download)


VIDEOS/SPEECHES/PRESENTATIONS
● Montessori Madness (5:44), by Trevor Eissler:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA


● Superwoman Was Already Here (6:14), by Daniel Petter-Lipstein:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQl-7Lmm4hE




● Do Schools Kill Creativity? (19:29) - by Sir Ken Robinson:
http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html


● Bring On the Learning Revolution (17:58) - by Sir Ken Robinson:
http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html


● Changing Education Paradigms (11:41) - by Sir Ken Robinson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U


● Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (10:48), by Dan Pink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc


● “Achievement vs. Learning “ (1:05), by Alfie Kohn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sywMkf5QhI


● “It’s Bad News if Students are Motivated to get A’s” (1:03), by Alfie Kohn:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQt-ZI58wpw


● Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin talks about his Montessori education:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCAdXjlLBA&feature=related


● Google Founders Talk Montessori:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_DQxpX-Kw


● Dr. Steve Hughes, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School,
Discusses Montessori:
○ Dr. Hughes: Part I Dr. Hughes, Part 1
○ Dr. Hughes: Part 2 Dr. Hughes, Part 2
○ Dr. Hughes: Part 3 Dr. Hughes, Part 3


● Dr. Hughes: Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions:
http://web.mac.com/stevehughesphd/GoodAtDoingThings/Good_at_Doing_Things_files/GoodAtDoingThings.pdf


● Dr. Hughes: NPR Interview on the Modern Educational System and the Impact of Montessori in Classrooms
http://npr.vo.llnwd.net/kip0/_pxn=0+_pxK=10412+_pxE=mp3/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/77/510036/147996604/
KERA_147996604.mp3


● Alan Kay testifies in front of Congress:
http://carlanderson.blogspot.com/2010/04/kay-on-motivation-papert-on-how-schools.html


● Dr. Adele Diamond: Why Montessori Works:
http://research.vtc.vt.edu/events/2011/dec/01/why-tools-of-the-mind/


● Educational Videos on the Montessori Method from the American Montessori Society:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFB81B46845AB1919&feature=plcp

MEDIA COVERAGE
● “The Montessori Mafia”, Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/ideas-market/2011/04/05/the-montessori-mafia/


● “The Most Important Montessori Lesson:
http://revisitingmontessorieducation.posterous.com/the-greatest-gift-a-parent-can-give-to-their


● “What If the Secret to Success is Failure?”:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/what-if-the-secret-to-success-is-failure.html?pagewanted=all


● “The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education”:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2011/09/01/the-single-best-idea-for-reforming-k-12-education/


● “Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-flores-shaw/montessori-education-debate_b_1237451.html?ref=education


● “Montessori Education Provides Better Outcomes than Traditional Methods...”

http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=670


● “Neuropsychology and Montessori”
http://gem.hi-touch.net/Miscellaneous/Parent%20Education/Neurophsychology%20and%20Montessori.pdf


● “Evaluating Montessori Education”
http://www.montessori-ami.org/research/ScienceLillard060929.pdf


● A Classroom Without Walls: Deepening Children’s Connections With Nature:
http://mariamontessori.com/mm/?p=1788


● “BGUTI” - Better Get Used to It:
http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/bguti.htm


● Is the secret to Finnish schools Finns or is there something for America to learn?
http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2012/01/25/is-the-secret-to-finnish-schools-finns-or-is-there-somethingelse-happening/


● Maybe Private School is Cheaper Than Ritalin:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/holly-robinson/maybe-private-school-is-c_b_1245201.html?ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=2679013,b=facebook


● Renewing the Promise of Montessori Education:
http://thepurposeofeducation.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/renewing-the-promise-of-montessori-education/


● India: Ardee-defines new Measures in Education:
http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=11820


● The Montessori Approach to Discipline, Tomorrow’s Child Magazine
http://www.montessori.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=27&layout=blog&Itemid=42


● Jewish Montessori article from Orange Country Jewish Life:
http://www.ocjewishlife.com/site/jewish-montessori/


● Develop Leaders the Montessori Way, Harvard Business Review Blog:
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/01/develop_leaders_the_montessori.html


● Montessori Lessons for Innovators:
http://timkastelle.org/blog/2012/02/montessori-lessons-for-innovators/


● How to Innovators Think?, Harvard Business Review Blog:
http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2009/09/how_do_innovators_think.html


● How to Shape the DNA of a Young Company, New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/business/23corner.html?_r=3