I love neuroscience and more precisely the possibilities for education and human development that are created by increasing our understanding of how our brains work. Stanislas Dehaene is a neuroscience researcher in France specifically studying how we think mathematically. This New Yorker article has some interesting ideas for anyone teaching mathematics to children. Here is… Read More Stanislas Dehaene
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?