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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.

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● 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, (free download)

● Montessori Madness (5:44), by Trevor Eissler:

● Superwoman Was Already Here (6:14), by Daniel Petter-Lipstein:

● Do Schools Kill Creativity? (19:29) - by Sir Ken Robinson:

● Bring On the Learning Revolution (17:58) - by Sir Ken Robinson:

● Changing Education Paradigms (11:41) - by Sir Ken Robinson:

● Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (10:48), by Dan Pink:

● “Achievement vs. Learning “ (1:05), by Alfie Kohn:

● “It’s Bad News if Students are Motivated to get A’s” (1:03), by Alfie Kohn:

● Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin talks about his Montessori education:

● Google Founders Talk Montessori:

● 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:

● Dr. Hughes: NPR Interview on the Modern Educational System and the Impact of Montessori in Classrooms

● Alan Kay testifies in front of Congress:

● Dr. Adele Diamond: Why Montessori Works:

● Educational Videos on the Montessori Method from the American Montessori Society:

● “The Montessori Mafia”, Wall Street Journal

● “The Most Important Montessori Lesson:

● “What If the Secret to Success is Failure?”:

● “The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education”:

● “Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate”

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

● “Neuropsychology and Montessori”

● “Evaluating Montessori Education”

● A Classroom Without Walls: Deepening Children’s Connections With Nature:

● “BGUTI” - Better Get Used to It:

● Is the secret to Finnish schools Finns or is there something for America to learn?

● Maybe Private School is Cheaper Than Ritalin:,b=facebook

● Renewing the Promise of Montessori Education:

● India: Ardee-defines new Measures in Education:

● The Montessori Approach to Discipline, Tomorrow’s Child Magazine

● Jewish Montessori article from Orange Country Jewish Life:

● Develop Leaders the Montessori Way, Harvard Business Review Blog:

● Montessori Lessons for Innovators:

● How to Innovators Think?, Harvard Business Review Blog:

● How to Shape the DNA of a Young Company, New York Times