Making the case for Montessori
Single Most Innovative Concept in Education is 100 Years Old
Definitely NOT talking about ipads in the classroom! It’s Montessori Education!
Many Famous Montessori grads attribute Montessori education to their ability to “think outside the box.”
The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?
The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.
Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresentated by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia.
Harvard Business Review: How Do Innovators Think?
The most innovative entrepreneurs were very lucky to have been raised in an atmosphere where inquisitiveness was encouraged… A number of the innovative entrepreneurs also went to Montessori schools, where they learned to follow their curiosity.
Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to study published in the journal Science.
“You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergy were Montessori kids. In a Montessori school, you go paint because you have something to express.. not because the teacher said so. This is baked into how Larry and Sergey approach problems. They’er always asking, why should it be like that? It’s the way their brains were programmed early on”.
Kids can become interested in pretty complex theories, like Pythagorean theory, say, by playing with blocks. It’s all about learning on your terms, rather than having a teacher explain stuff to you. And when Kids discover these things on their own, what they learn sticks with them so much more. .