On Friday, September 18, 2009, Dr. Steve Hughes inspired hundreds of Montessori parents and professionals at the Auckland University Campus with a presentation he calls Good At Doing Things. Dr. Hughes began by sharing the simple story of how he first heard about Montessori, in passing, from a friend over dinner. This simple story, complete with… Read More Good At Doing Things
In his TED Talk, Neuroscientist Micheal Merzenich doesn’t ever say “Absorbent Mind”, but he describes the phenomenon well. This is an excellent example of an opportunity for more meaningful dialogue between the Montessori Community and the Scientific Community. Merzenich actually uses the term “normalize” in a sense very similar to the Montessori definition, though… Read More Is Micheal Merzenich speaking Montessori with a Neuroscience accent?
The featured keynote speaker at the 2009 AMI-USA Referesher Course is Sir Ken Robinson, described by AMI-USA as an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, education, and human resources. In 1998 he led a national commission on creativity, education, and the economy for the UK government, bringing together leading business people, scientists,… Read More Sir Ken Robinson
Dr. Steve Hughes is imminently qualified as a scientist to evaluate the Montessori Method. His credentials include a PhD, LP (Licensed Psychologist), ABPdN (member of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology). He serves as Director of Education and Research for The TOVA Company, and as an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Minnesota… Read More Dr. Steve Hughes, Montessori Speaker
I’ve been looking into the TED: Ideas Worth Sharing website. TED describes itself in the following words… TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most… Read More TED Talks