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Neuroscientist Professor Thomas and Psychology Professor Lillard to speak at The Montessori Conference 2019

Professor Angeline Lillard, Professor Michael Thomas and nurse Anne Kelly are part of a programme of globally recognised speakers at the conference on the 28th September at London’s QEII Centre. The event is hosted by Montessori Centre International, Maria Montessori Institute, Bournemouth Montessori Centre and The Montessori Partnership. Renowned Montessori expert and psychology professor Dr Lillard […]

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Call for Papers – could you deliver a workshop at The Montessori Conference 2019?

Be part of The Montessori Conference 2019 organised by UK Montessori training institutions to celebrate 100 years of the first training delivered by Maria Montessori in London in 1919. This high-profile event will offer all those interested in the education of children an opportunity to deliver and participate in a diverse range of workshops tailored […]

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Dr. Angeline Lillard to give keynote address at The Montessori Conference 2019

Renowned Montessori expert and psychology professor Dr Lillard will deliver a keynote speech on her latest research on the outcomes of Montessori education at this September’s high-profile conference. Dr. Lillard is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and Director of the Early Development Laboratory. She has been studying Montessori’s methods for more […]

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Montessori UK training providers join together to host The Montessori Conference 2019

In September 2019, UK Montessori training providers will come together to deliver a Montessori annual conference at London’s QEII Centre, in the heart of Westminster. The Montessori Conference 2019 will take place on 28th September 2019 and will mark the 100-year milestone of Montessori training in the UK. Montessori Centre International (MCI), Maria Montessori Institute […]

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The First Montessori Nursery

Listen to this piece by the BBC World Service – Witness about the revolutionary teaching method that started with the first Montessori nursery set up by Maria Montessori in Rome in 1907. The audio clip features interviews with Maria Montessori’s great granddaughter Carolina Montessori and also someone trained by Montessori herself. Witness is a radio programme by […]

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Why Handwriting Is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age

“…we should be careful that the lure of the digital world doesn’t take away significant experiences that can have real impacts on children’s rapidly developing brains. Mastering handwriting, messy letters and all, is a way of making written language your own, in some profound ways.” Full Article

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Kingsolver on Montessori: “You Can Do Hard Things”

Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist, essayist and poet, talks about how Montessori education helped her children to develop perseverance. She says, “Raising children became mostly about enabling them and standing back and watching”. Read on here

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Why Typical Preschool Crafts Are a Total Waste of Time

“..at this developmental stage children benefit from messing around with paints, or clay, or crayons; they gain little, on the other hand, from assembling together some construction paper shapes that their teachers cut out ahead of time.” Read article here

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