Montessori Learning in the 21st Century: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Montessori Learning in the st Century A Guide for Parents and Teachers This book fills a growing demand for contemporary books on Montessori education and how it applies to childhood learning and education in the st Century Dr Maria Montessori developed her theories an

  • Title: Montessori Learning in the 21st Century: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
  • Author: M. Shannon Helfrich Andre Roberfroid
  • ISBN: 9780939165605
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book fills a growing demand for contemporary books on Montessori education and how it applies to childhood learning and education in the 21st Century Dr Maria Montessori developed her theories and methods for educating young people than a hundred years ago Today, much of Dr Montessori s empirical findings on how the childhood brain develops and works has nowThis book fills a growing demand for contemporary books on Montessori education and how it applies to childhood learning and education in the 21st Century Dr Maria Montessori developed her theories and methods for educating young people than a hundred years ago Today, much of Dr Montessori s empirical findings on how the childhood brain develops and works has now been proven accurate by recent neurological psychological studies on childhood learning M Shannon Helfrich shares many experiences from her nearly 40 years as a Montessori teacher and teacher s trainer to help parents and Montessori teachers understand the factors that influence understanding and learning for children throughout their years of development In a lay person s terms, the author explains how the brain develops and why interaction with the environment is essential at specific points in a child s development She includes diagrams and photographs throughout the book.The author also links Montessori s findings with the latest neuropsychological research, weaving back and forth between the centuries, making a strong case for the ongoing viability of a Montessori education in this brave new world Helfrich offers many anecdotes from classroom experiences with children that support these findings In the beginning of her book, Helfrich asserts that Dr Montessori was one of the great thinkers in the 20th century who changed the understanding of a child s nature regardless of race, class or culture, and ultimately, an evolved understanding of our humanness This book confirms Dr Montessori s pivotal role in the history of childhood education internationally.

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    1. Good introduction to the theory of Montessori education. Helfrich outlines some of the child development research. She also touches on the history of Itard and Seguin and Montessori's evolution of materials for the classroom. This book has descriptions of some of the activities in the primary classroom (3-6 years). Nothing new for the parent of a student in a Montessori school. One appalling gaff (IMHO) is to suggest that parents bring their child to the library at 3 yrs for first visit. Uh, how [...]

    2. This book annoyed me in two ways: poor proof reading and it doesn't seem to have any particular relevance to the 21st century like the title says. However, I was very interested in learning about the Montessori education system. I'd love for Maddy to go to one, but don't want to send her for full days.Oh, and it bugged me that she said that just chewing on a toothbrush is good enough oral hygiene for a toddler. It isn't.

    3. Only skimmed the book as wasn't what I was wanting. I was looking for a book that gave more of a breakdown of what work is given at what ages/stages in Montessori education and the why it is given.

    4. A great overview of Montessori, easy to read. I especially liked her links to current brain research. I recommend this book to Montessori teachers and parents.

    5. A gripping tale, this is not. However, it does provide a good introduction to Dr. Maria Montessori and her research. I pulled a few tidbits of information that were helpful.

    6. To be clear, this is a defense of old practices being used in the modern day. It is not related to 21st Century digital skills.

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