- “Montessori school students achieved higher levels of creativity over the 2-year study period than students in the other three Parisian schools.” 2007. Besancon & Lubart, Learning and Individual Differences.
- “Montessori school had significant positive effects on math and science performance.” 2007. Dohrmann, Nishida, Gartner, Lipsky & Grimm, Journal of Research in Childhood Education.
- “Montessori schools in Washington DC, Thailand and India incorporate a sense of ‘international-mindedness’ to cultivate harmony between countries.” 2006. Duckworth, Journal of Peace Education.
- “Montessori created one of the most important pedagogical innovations with her manipulative learning activities.” 2005. Farne’, Topoi.
- “Data indicated significant advantages among Montessori students vs. non-Montessori students in cognitive/academic and social/behavioral skills.” 2006. Lillard & Else-Quest, Science.
- “Private school students, including Montessori students, in Manila attained significantly higher scores on a geographic achievement test.” 2008. Lopez, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education.
- “Montessori students reported higher social-emotional scores (e.g., intrinsic motivation, flow experience) than the non-Montessori students.” 2005. Rathunde & Csikszentmihalyi, American Journal of Education.
- “Montessori students had more positive perceptions of their teachers and learning environment and were more likely to call their classmates their friends compared to students in non-Montessori schools.” 2005. Rathunde & Csikszentmihalyi, Elementary School Journal.
- “Students were more enthusiastic and retention was greater when using Montessori-type methods in science classes.” 2008. Rule & Welch, Science Activities.
- “The Montessori teaching method is advocated as a means of establishing an efficient educational system to serve all students.” 2008. Vettiveloo, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
We have donated most of the following books to the local public libraries in order to acquaint the community with our philosophies regarding education, child development and discipline:
|By Dr. Maria Montessori:
Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook
Education and Peace
Education for a New World
Education for Human Development
From Childhood to Adolescence
The Absorbent Mind
The Child in the Family
The Discovery of the Child
The Formation of Man
The Montessori Method
The Secret of Childhood
To Educate the Human Potential
What You Should Know About Your Child
By the Lillards:
Montessori: A Modern Approach
Montessori from the Start
Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius
| General Montessori:
Maria Montessori: Her Life & Her Work – E. M. Standing
Montessori Madness – T. Eissler
Our Peaceful Classroom – A. D. Wolf
Peaceful Children. Peaceful World. – A. D. Wolf
The Essential Montessori – E. G. Hainstock
The Montessori Way – T. Seldin & P. Epstein
Child Development and Discipline:
Montessori Parenting – J. & S. McFarland
Positive Discipline – J. Nelsen
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Faber & Mazlish
Especially for Infant and Toddler Parents:
Let Me Do It Myself – G. Trierweiler
Montessori from the Start – P. P. Lillard & L. L. Jessen
The Joyful Child – S. M. Stephenson
Download “At a Toddler’s Pace” by Duna Strachan, Executive Director, Soaring Wings International Montessori School, Park City, Utah, USA
For more useful literature, or to schedule a personal tour of either of our two Park City-area campuses, contact Soaring Wings to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you!
Our friend Andrew Kutt, author, composer and founder of the Oneness Family School in Maryland, keeps in touch and comes often to our local Montessori gatherings lending his wisdom and talent. Since Montessori schools around the world vary in their affiliations and backgrounds, we have come to identify “authentic” qualities that we all strive for….Continue Reading...