What Do These Famous People Have in Common? They all attended Montessori School as Children
By Jean Avery
Published: April 29, 2010
Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are not only rewarded billions of dollars for their ingenious discovery, Google.com, but they have indirectly created the greatest impact on billions of people in the entire world today. As young preschool children in a Montessori school, they learned to gather knowledge about the world. Now with a touch of a button, thanks to these famous thought leaders, their internet creation brings information about this same world right to our desk tops.
By Andrew McAfee | Harvard Business Review
Published: July 25, 2011
There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate.
by Laura Flores Shaw, HUFF POST EDUCATION
Posted: January 27, 2012
Over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori discovered through scientific observations of children that they are not empty vessels to be filled -- they are intrinsically motivated doers. She saw that providing a hands-on learning environment that valued choice, concentration, collaboration, community, curiosity, and real-world application produced lifelong learners who viewed "work" as something interesting and fulfilling instead of drudgery to be avoided. Now, research in psychology and neuroscience continually validates