Montessori Links: Education for the 21st Century

Montessori: The Secret Is Out:

In 1936, Maria Montessori famously wrote, “Within the child lies the fate of the future.”   The future she imagined was one in which the Hoover Dam was a modern wonder.

Not far from a century later, we are only just beginning to discover the potential of the innovative teaching practices of one ground-breaking educator who was looking for ways to serve the needs of Rome’s children of poverty.

5 Characteristics Connecting Montessori Ed & the Digital Learning Movement:

  1. Individual Learning Progressions & Competency-Based Learning
  2. Elimination of Age and Grade Restrictions
  3. Formative Assessments & Short Feedback Loops
  4. Non-traditional Teacher Roles
  5. A Global Citizen Perspective

The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old:

[I]magine a system of education customized specifically for you and your individual needs. A system of education that responds to your abilities, and follows your interests. That sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, it happens on a daily basis, in Montessori schools throughout the world.

Montessori For All:

Montessori For All endeavors to open and lead free, high-performing, authentic Montessori schools that partner with families to help children in diverse communities reach their extraordinary potential intellectually, emotionally, socially, creatively, and physically, so that they can pursue lives full of meaning and joy.

Montessori For All: Our Approach:

The Montessori approach to education spans six continents and has thrived for more than one hundred years by cultivating:

  • self-direction
  • independence
  • confidence
  • innovation
  • problem-solving
  • collaboration
  • rigorous academic achievement
  • constant learning
  • perseverance
  • peace

In our country, there are more than 4,000 private Montessori schools helping thousands of affluent children join the creative elite.

Sadly, there are only about 400 public Montessori schools.

Montessori For All seeks to change that. We believe that the quality of our educational opportunities should not be determined by our families’ incomes and that all children deserve the chance to reach their enormous potential.

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