Resources

We have compiled the below list of resources covering topics such as parenting issues, child development and  Montessori education and philosophy. We also have a number of books available for lending (see recommended reading). We hope that you will find these offerings to be insightful and helpful.

Expectations of the Young Child

This list offers an understanding of what your child is able to accomplish independently based on age, beginning with age 2-3 years up through teenage years.

A Comparison of Montessori and Traditional Middle Schools: Motivation, Quality of Experience, and Social Context

by Kevin Rathunde, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah, focuses on adolescent development in the family and the role of interest in education and lifelong learning with an experiential perspective. His paper looks into the difficulties adolescents encounter in middle school during the transition from the elementary school years.

James Lehman Parenting Tips

For three decades, James Lehman worked with troubled teens and younger children with behavior problems, along with the families and professionals who live with, educate, treat and assist in managing them. In public schools, residential treatment centers, private schools and numerous outpatient and inpatient settings, James developed an approach to managing children and adolescents that challenges them to learn to solve social problems without hiding behind a facade of disrespectful, obnoxious, or abusive behavior.

John Rosemond’s Traditional Parent

John Rosemond has worked with families, children and parents since 1971 in the field of family psychology. In 1971, John earned his masters in psychology from Western Illinois University and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Presently, his time is devoted to speaking and writing. John is syndicated in approximately 225 newspapers nationwide and has written eleven best-selling parenting books.

Kids Talk™ by Maren Schmidt

Maren Schmidt is a certified Montessori teacher with the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and holds a Master’s degree in Education from Loyola College in Maryland, as well as a B.A from the University of Arkansas in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. Maren founded a Montessori school and has over thirty years of experience working with young children. Her “Kids Talk” approach of working with children is effective.

MariaMontessori.com

This website was created by members of the Montessori Administrator’s Administration. Its purpose is to educate and inform about the Montessori Method of Education in an easy-to-read and fun way. You will find stories, videos, podcasts, and other resources. Please take a moment to look at the site and share it with your friends, family members or anyone who may be interested in Montessori education.

Montessori Information

This page includes detailed information on Montessori education, as well as Montessori Parent publications–Michael Olaf and Parent Child–and additional information on Maria Montessori.

Montessori Organizations

On this page you will find links to the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), AMI USA, the North American Montessori Teachers Association and the Montessori Foundation.

News Articles

Selected news articles linked on this page cover the Montessori Centenary, which occurred in 2007; news about the Please Touch Museum located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and founded by Montessorian Portia Sperr; and an informative article entitled, “Playful Learning and Montessori Education”.

Recommended Reading

This page includes a list of book titles available for lending from the school’s parent library. For more information on borrowing, please contact the office at 856-461-2121.