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Bill Schuver, MSE Head of School, shares his perspective on education in a series of articles in Serenity Magazine.
General Education Articles
We are passionate about researching, reading, and debating trends and studies that are of interest to the wider education world. While not all the articles below pertain to Montessori philosophy or even the age of students served at MSE, we find them valuable because they address topics like critical thinking, love of learning, and hands-on education–all tenets of an education at MSE.
- Montessori schools can serve as models for educational reform as suggested in the Forbes Magazine article, “The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education.”
- Can character be taught? The New York Times takes a look at non-cognitive skills essential to success in the article titled, “Reading, Math and Grit.“
- The Christian Science Monitor takes a look at how a Montessori education shaped some of today’s newsmakers in the article, “Maria Montessori and 10 Famous Graduates from Her School.”
- Learn about the benefits of a Montessori education in the article, “Maria Montessori: Is the Method Any Good?”
- Read more about our MSE Middle School students’ newest entrepreneurial endeavor, One World One Bean Vanilla, in an article titled, “Students Learn to be Bean Counters,” in the Canyon Courier.
- Today’s business innovators credit their Montessori education to their success, as discussed in this article titled, “Maria Montessori: Guru for a New Generation of Business Innovators.”
- Read about how Montessori is good for business in this article titled, “Montessori: It’s good for business.”
- Read more about how the Montessori philosophy and technology go hand-in-hand by one of our very own MSE parents, Laura St. John, in her blog post: http://parentables.
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- Read more about “Schools of the Future,” and what they provide for our children as discussed by Pat Bassett, NAIS President, in http://www.nais.org/about/article.cfm?ItemNumber=155829&sn.ItemNumber=4181&tn.ItemNumber=147271.
- Read more about the best ideas on how to fix K-12 education with a variety of interesting references to the Montessori philosophy, as discussed in “The Best Ideas for Fixing K-12 Education, “ in Forbes Magazine.
- Some students are taking their education into their own hands, as discussed in “Let the Kids Rule the School,” in the New York Times.
- Learn more about the benefits of teaching kids to be inquisitive in “The Montessori Mafia,” in the Wall Street Journal.
- Learn how the Montessori Method teaches kids how to be innovative at a very young age, as discussed in “Montessori Builds Innovators,” in the Harvard Business Review.
- The Montessori philosophy is credited with encouraging inquisitiveness which is tied to entrepreneurial success, as discussed in “Innovators and Montessori,” in the Harvard Business Review.
- Schools should do more to raise kids rather than test scores, as discussed in “Playing to Learn,” in the New York Times.
- Teaching kids to think analytically is the key to success, as discussed in “Rethinking Advanced Placement,” in the New York Times.
The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
by Shankar Vedantam
Invent to Learn
by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager
Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom
by Nadja Reilly
Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management
by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey
Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Metacognitive Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas
by Donna Wilson
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck
by Dr. Jane Nelsen
by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman
Parenting with Love and Logic
by Foster W. Cline and Jim Fay
Montessori Madness! A Parent-to-Parent Argument for Montessori Education
by Trevor Eissler
The Essential Montessori: An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Method, and the Movement
by Elizabeth G. Hainstock
Montessori: The Science behind the Genius
by Angeline S. Lillard, PhD
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood
by Paula Polk Lillard
The Last Child in the Woods
by Richard Louv
The Absorbent Mind
by Maria Montessori
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Power of Character
by Paul Tough