Educational Resources

Montessori Resources

The Absorbent Mind, by Maria Montessori, trans. Claude A. Claremont

The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol. 1: Spontaneous Activity in Education, by Maria Montessori, trans. Florence Simmonds & Lily Hutchinson.

The Advanced Montessori Method, Vol.2: Materials for Educating Elementary School Children, by Maria Montessori, trans. Arthur Livingston

Basic Ideas of Montessori Educational Theory: Extracts from Maria Montessori Writings and Teachings, compiled by Paul Oswald and Günter Schulz-Benesch, trans. Lawrence Salmon

The California Lectures of Maria Montessori, 1915: Collected Speeches and Writings, ed. Robert G. Buckenmeyer

The Child in the Family, by Maria Montessori, trans. Nancy Rockmore Cirillo.

The Child, Society and the World: Unpublished Speeches and Writings of Maria Montessori, trans. by Caroline Juler & Heather Yesson.

From Childhood to Adolescence, by Maria Montessori, based on the 1976 revised Schocken edition.

The Discovery of the Child, by Maria Montessori, trans. M. Joseph Costelloe, S.J

To Educate the Human Potential, by Maria Montessori

Education for Human Development: Understanding Montessori, by Mario M. Montessori, Jr.

Education for a New World, by Maria Montessori.

Education and Peace, by Maria Montessori, trans. Helen R. Lane.

The Formation of Man, by Maria Montessori, trans. A.M. Joosten

What You Should Know About Your Child, based on lectures by Maria Montessori.

Dr. Montessori’s Own Handbook, by Maria Montessori. 1988

Maria Montessori: A Biography, by Rita Kramer. 1988

Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work, by E. Mortimer Standing. 1995

Michael Olaf’s Essential Montessori: A Guide and Catalogue for Montessori Education from Birth, at Home and at School, by Susan Stephenson. Published annually

Montessori in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Account of How Children Really Learn, by Paula Polk Lillard. 1997

The Science Behind the Genius, by Angeline Stoll Lillard

Montessori in Contemporary American Culture, edited by Margaret Howard Loeffler. 1992

The Montessori Method, by Maria Montessori. 1989.

Montessori: A Modern Approach, by Paula Polk Lillard, 1988.

Montessori Read and Write: A Parents’ Guide to Literacy for Children, by Lynne Lawerence. 1998

Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood, by Paula Polk. 1996.

The Secret of Childhood, by Maria Montessori 1992.

The Spiritual Hunger of the Modern Child, with a chapter by Maria Montessori. 1984.


The Montessori Music Curriculum for Children up to Six Years of Age, dissertation by Jean Karen Miller.

Montessori Music: A Guide to Using the Bells, available from Neinhuis Montessori USA, 320 Pioneer Way, Mountain View, CA 94041 (800) 942-8697


Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community, by Alfie Kohn. 1996.

No Contest: The Case against Competition, by Alfie Kohn. 1992.

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with GoldStars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise and Other Bribes, by Alfie Kohn

Brain Development and Intelligence

Creating Minds: Na Anatomy of Creativity Seen through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Grahm, and Gandhi, by Howard E. Gardner. 1994

Endangered Minds: Why Our Children Don’t Think, by Jane M. Healy. 1991

Extraordinary Minds, by Howard Gardner. 1998

Failure to Connect: Why Computers are Damaging to Our Children’s Minds and What We Can Do About It, by Jane M. Healy.

Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, by Howard E. Gardner. 1993

How to Have Intelligent and Creative Conversations with Your Kids, by Jane M. Healy. 1994

Intelligence: Multiple Perspectives, by Howard Gardner, et al. 1996

Multiple Intelligences: The Theory in Practice, by Howard E. Gardner. 1993.

Your Child’s Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence, by Jane M. Healy. 1994

Cosmic Education

Befriending the Earth, by Thomas Berry and Stephen Dunn. 1991

The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry. 1990

Growing Up Green: Education for Ecological Renewal, by David Hutchison and Thomas Berry

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story, by Brian Swimme. 1996

The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story, by Brian Swimme. 1988

The Universe Story: From Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era, by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry. 1994.

Leading Montessori Associations:

Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators
4953 Dundas Street West, Suite 102
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 239-1166

Canadian Association of Montessori Teachers
52 Anstead Crescent
Ajax, Ontario
L1S 3X5

American Montessori Society
281 Park Avenue South, 6 th floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 358-1250

Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Koninginneweg 161
1075 CN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
P.O. Box 278
Oxford, MD 21654
(888) 446-2283

National Center for Montessori Education (NCME)
P.O. Box1543
Roswell, GA 3077
(770) 613-0055


Independent School Management, Inc.:


National Association of Independent Schools:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada:

National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:

Ontario Federation of Independent Schools

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