Brief (16 min) compelling discussion of research detailing the long term affect of media exposure on the developing brains of very young children. This is great for professionals and parents. The video could be shown to start a parent education event or sent as a link in an email or newsletter. I wonder if he… Read More TEDxRainier – Dimitri Christakis – Media and Children
I think the ideal situation for funding Montessori research would be A well funded, non-partisan organization would provide grants for Montessori research. Proposals would be reviewed by trained researchers (Psychology and Education researchers, professors, and graduate students) to confirm the methodology of the proposal is scientifically sound. Proposals that meet methodology requirements would be reviewed… Read More How can Montessori research be funded?
In a previous post I made the assertion that “Science can heal the Montessori movement if we are willing to do the research.” After such a bold statement it would be reasonable to ask “Well then, what research would you propose?” I am interested in comparing the efficacy of different methods using empirical evidence (not… Read More A Measurement Tool
From time to time I contemplate the Montessori alphabet soup (AMI, AMS, IAPM, MEPI, IMC, NAMC, etc…) and I imagine how much better the lives of children, and eventually all humankind, might be if the Montessori movement was more unified. If more of the Movement spoke with the same voice, we would be easier… Read More Can Science Heal the Montessori Movement?
” Starbucks recently announced that it will offer hourly employees discounted tuition in their first two years of study, and pay the entire tuition for junior and senior years if a worker goes on to complete a four-year degree.” Forbes I started thinking about online education and I remembered my own graduate school experience at… Read More A Montessori MBA
I have long been interested in how we learn (to be fair, it is that interest that led me to Montessori ) and I find that a strong model can be a great learning tool. A model is not the same as a mentor. A mentor may observe me working and share insights with me,… Read More Observations about and with Goggle Glass
In thinking about how to improve the indoor outdoor flow of an environment I have begun to consider many other aspects of the prepared environment. On the one hand I really enjoy an environment that feels like a family home, especially a well converted older home like a bungalow. However, traditional building structures split the… Read More an outside-in environment