Montessori Life

A quarterly magazine that provides a forum for discussion of issues and ideas in the field of Montessori. In addition, the publication offers the latest society news, events, and opportunities.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall

An Interview with Ellen Galinsky
It all began when my wife brought home a book, and soon after she started reading it, said to me, "You have to read this book. It's so interesting and well researched/7 The book was Mind in the Making. So began my introduction to Ellen Galinsky.Then,...
Lessons on Dreaming: What Do We Want to Be When We Grow Up?
Teachers often ask children, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Children for generations have pondered this question, dreaming of faraway lands and exciting professions. Many have spent joyful hours role-playing their newest career choice. Al...
Lifetime Learning
We all want our students - adults and children alike - to take their experienee from AMS institutions and go forth, using their imaginations to expand upon what they have learned. 5 Most of our schools and teacher education programs have mission statements...
Montessori Infant and Toddler Programs: How Our Approach Meshes with Other Models
In the mysterious period which follows immediately after birth, the child - who is a psychic entity endowed with a specially refined form of sensitiveness - might be regarded as an ego asleep. But all of a sudden he wakes up and hears delicious music;...
Raising the Visibility of Montessori Education
I am often asked why Montessori education is not better known. We all know the power of Montessori and believe passionately that, as our new tagline proclaims, Montessori education is Education that Transforms Lives.What activities should we consider...
Reordering Priorities
As my fast-paced summer evolves into fall, I am enjoying a book from my "bucket" reading list, life is a verb: 37 Days To Wake Up, Be Mindful, And Live Intentionally by Patti Digh. The book begins with the story of Ms. Digh's stepfather, who was diagnosed...
The Power of Discourse
On November 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, delivered a televised speech in which he addressed "the great silent majority" in an appeal to the American people for support "to win the peace in Vietnam by ending the war," a clever juxtaposition of phrases, that,...
What Belongs in a Montessori Primary Classroom?
Results from a Survey of AMI and AMS Teacher TrainersLillard and Else-Quest (2006) studied a group of children, some of whom attended a Milwaukee public Montessori school, and others who attended other types of kindergarten programs, and found that the...