Montessori in the News

Montessori education provides better outcomes than traditional methods, according to a study published in Science Journal.
Science Journal: Evaluating Montessori Education

The world is a really interesting place, and one that should be explored. Can there be any better foundation for an innovator in training?
Harvard Business Review: Montessori Builds Innovators

The approach is over 100 years old but the ideas are timeless. The world is finally catching up with Maria Montessori’s insights.
Forbes: Is Montessori the Origin of Google and Amazon?

Ironically, the Montessori educational approach might be the surest route to joining the creative elite, which are so overrepresented by the school’s alumni that one might suspect a Montessori Mafia.
Wall Street Journal: The Montessori Mafia

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.
Harvard Business Review: How Do Innovators Think?

From the latest edition of Science. It’s worth noting in advance that, if one were to design an educational system that were the exact opposite of No Child Left Behind, it would look a lot like Montessori’s approach…
The Frontal Cortex Science Blog: “Montessori Works”

You can’t understand Google unless you know that both Larry and Sergey 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’re always asking, why should it be like that? It’s the way their brains were programmed early on.
Wired: Article on Google Co-Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin

[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.
Will Wright: Montessori Grad and Creator of SimCity & Spore