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27 August 2007

Montessori method celebrates a century of individualized teaching
The Huntsville Times - - Huntsville, AL, USA
By PAT NEWCOMB Maria Montessori didn't start out to become an educator. She was a doctor, the first female graduate of the University of Rome's medical...

16 July 2007

Montessori schools celebrating anniversary
Norwich Bulletin - Norwich, CT, USA
By PARISA KHAKUEI Ever since Meredith Diette's son, Simon, 5, entered the Montessori program, he has kept surprising his parents with what he learns every ...

12 June 2007

Montessori education turns 100
Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul, MN, USA
by Laura McCallum, Minnesota Public Radio Montessori education celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. It was in 1907 that Italian physician Maria ...

3 June 2007

100 years of Montessori Magic
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH, USA
When Italian pediatrician Maria Montessori opened her first Casa dei Bambini - Children's House - in a Roman slum 100 years ago, she had no idea her ...

What you say: The Montessori magic turns 100
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH, USA
I enrolled him in Central Montessori Academy in the fall of 2006, and he has blossomed. Aidan experiences life through all of his senses, and the Montessori ...

31 May 2007

Pupils Go Extra Mile For Abused Children on Sponsored Walk
Camden New Journal - Camden Town, London, UK
Children from Hampstead’s Maria Montessori School joined more than 20,000 other schools around the world in taking 100 steps for charity.

20 May 2007

Montessori and Me
Washington Post - Washington, DC, USA
When Maria Montessori docked in New York on her first trip to America in 1913, crowds greeted her ship, and her arrival made the front pages. ...

19 May 2007

The Cult of the Pink Tower
Slate - Washington Post Online Magazine
Montessori turns 100—what the hell is it? By Emily Bazelon

10 May 2007

A lesson about Montessori education
Burlington Times News - Burlington, NC, USA
Montessori is actually the legacy of Italian physician Maria Montessori, who opened the first school 100 years ago and studied the development of her ...

Downs celebrates educational anniversary
Malvern Gazette - Worcester, UK
Children at the Downs School in Colwall will next week join in celebrations for the centenary of Montessori education. In 1907 the first Montessori school ...

100th Anniversary of Montessori Education
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada
Centenary Exhibit opens in Toronto on May 14th Recent research supports Maria Montessori's ideas 100 years later TORONTO, May 10 /CNW/ - A century after the ...

30 April 2007

Redlands Montessori school celebrates 100 years
Press-Enterprise (subscription) - Riverside, CA, USA
REDLANDS - Events celebrating the 100th anniversary of Montessori education will culminate on Saturday with a spring carnival. Montessori in Redlands will ...

28 April 2007

100 years and learning: Montessori schools celebrate centennial of ...
Gwinnett Daily Post - Griffin, GA, USA
LAWRENCEVILLE — One hundred years ago, Maria Montessori opened her first school, with the goal of creating world peace through education. ...

22 April 2007

Montessori Education Reaches 100 Years
Jamestown Post Journal - Jamestown, NY, USA
It was 1907 when Dr. Maria Montessori opened her first Casa dei Bambini, or Children’s House, in Rome, Italy. Montessori schools throughout the world are ...

21 April 2007

Early learning goes under microscope...
Gulf Daily News - Manama, Bahrain
More than 160 people from the region and worldwide are expected to attend
the First International Early Childhood and Montessori Conference. ...

Montessori school plans to celebrate two milestones
Redlands Daily Facts - Redlands,CA,USA
REDLANDS - Montessori in Redlands will mark two milestones during its "Grand Reopening and Centenary Celebration of Montessori Education" at 1 pm Saturday, ...

10 April 2007

Century of Montessori
Times Online - Auckland, New Zealand
The Montessori class from Howick Primary also attended and has its own tree in the grounds of the preschool, she says. “All the children are very excited ...

29 March 2007

Montessori schools thrive in NE Ohio
Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH, USA
This year, as thousands of Montessori schools across the country commemorate the movement's 100th anniversary, Northeast Ohio is showing proof of its ...

23 March 2007

Tried and true Montessori methods celebrate 100 years
Hudson Star Observer - Hudson, WI, USA
On March 29, Heartland Montessori School will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Dr. Maria Montessori’s innovative work observing children’s developmental ...

18 March 2007

Montessori turns 100
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN, USA
The peaceful scene in the first-, second- and third-grade classroom at Towles Intermediate School is typical of Montessori schools. ...

17 March 2007

Montessori schools celebrate century of innovative teaching - Dededo, GU, USA
The Montessori School of Guam joins the Montessori Schools worldwide to celebrate 100 years of educating students. Director of the local school...

14 March 2007

Montessori marks international centenary
Gisborne Herald - Gisborne, New Zealand
Gisborne joins in the celebrations this weekend as Montessori schools across the world mark 100 years of education. The Gisborne branch of Montessori will ...

Taming Montessori
Education Week News - Bethesda, MD, USA
The classrooms at the Robert Goddard Montessori School are stocked with materials that could be found in any school that follows the same 100-year-old ...

3 March 2007

Registration opens for education conference
Gulf Daily News - Manama, Bahrain
The two-day event, to be held from May 26 at Beit Al Quran, will also celebrate the legacy of Maria Montessori and the establishment of her theories 100 ...

1 March 2007

Celebrating 100 years of Montessori
Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL, USA
Although student-directed learning is at the core of the Montessori philosophy, wearing pajamas to school is not. Just because students there as young as 4 ...

At Montessori school, hands-on exercises and peer teaching make ...
Jackson Sun - Jackson, TN, USA
This method of teaching is called Montessori, and Canaday as well as others like her are strong proponents of it. Canaday founded the Montessori Center of ...

Montessori concept celebrates 100th anniversary
LaCrosse Tribune - LaCrosse, WI, USA
In Kylie Droessler’s classroom at Coulee Montessori, 4- and 5-year-olds are scattered about the room, sitting on white floormats. ...

27 February 2007

Montessori educational method to be displayed
Anderson Independent Mail (subscription) - Anderson, SC, USA
The classroom is to provide a demonstration of the instructional method developed by Italian physician Maria Montessori. The event is part of the Montessori ...

27 February 2007

Dress Rehearsal for UN Trip: Montessori Students Present International Issues
St Thomas Source - St Thomas, Virgin Isalnds
Twelve junior diplomats tested their persuasive skills Monday afternoon before a largely admiring audience

24 February 2007

Students celebrate Montessori anniversary
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH, USA
Villa Madonna Montessori's 60 students sent thoughts of peace to six different countries Wednesday during a ceremony to commemorate Montessori education's ...

Montessori method has wide impact in field of education
Anderson Independent Mail (subscription) - Anderson, SC, USA
When you see those pint-sized chairs in classes for small children, you canthank Maria Montessori. She’s credited with developing the idea. ...

22 February 2007

Students celebrate centennial of first Montessori school
Rock Hill Herald - Rock Hill, SC, USA
Robbie Collins, 3, works with a calendar Wednesday at the Freedom Montessori school for preschoolers in Rock Hill. Tots ages 2 to 5 were practicing geometry ...

21 February 2007

Montessori schools plan open house
Canton Repository (subscription) - Canton, OH, USA
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Maria Montessori’s teaching philosophy, area Montessori schools will be hosting open houses for the community. ...

Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield, MA, USA
The term had not been coined yet, but Maria Montessori was thinking
"outside of the box" a century ago when she founded the school that bears
her name. ...

20 February 2007

V.I. Montessori School students to attend United Nations program
The Virgin Islands Daily News - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
ST. THOMAS - V.I. Montessori School is gearing up to send 12 students to a special United Nations program next month in New York City...

Should 'traditions' continue into the next century?
Columbo Daily News - Columbo,Sri Lanka
EDUCATION: Dr. Maria Montessori, the creator of what is called "The Montessori Method of Education," based a new dimension to children's education on her ...

18 February 2007

Sergey Brin speaks at Montessori Centenary Event in San Francisco
Zormasa's blog - By Zormasa (Zormasa), USA
Drove up to San Francisco on Friday for the Montessori Centenary celebration. It's a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Montessori school. For some there are classes to attend but for others, like me, there are only ...

Teach more children the Montessori way
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore, MD, USA
This year is being celebrated worldwide as the Montessori centenary, marking 100 years since the opening of the first Casa dei Bambini (Children's House) in ...

17 February 2007

Montessori School in Corte Madera hosts 300 for tour of facilities
Marin Independent-Journal - San Rafael, CA, USA
Three hundred Montessori educators from around the world gathered Friday afternoon at Corte Madera's Marin Montessori School, recently named a "model ...

16 February 2007

Montclarion - Montclair, CA, USA
The Renaissance School is celebrating its 15th anniversary and honoring 100 years of Montessori education at 11 am today. ...

Plans made to celebrate 100 years of Montessori
River Falls Journal (subscription) - River Falls, WI, USA
It was just over a century ago in January 1907 that Dr. Maria Montessori opened her first children’s house, “Casa dei Bambini,” in the slums of Rome. ...

15 February 2007

Century of Montessori
Manawatu Standard - Manawatu, New Zealand
Montessori pre-schools, primary schools and secondary schools throughout the world are celebrating 100 years since the opening of the first Casa dei Bambini ...

14 February 2007

Montessori Education Marks 100 Years with Centenary Celebration in ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Using insights derived from countless hours of observation and study of children using the science of her day, Dr. Montessori called the world’s attention ...

13 February 2007

National Open Day As Montessori Celebrates (press release) - New Zealand
Hundreds of Montessori children and past pupils will gather at their local Montessori centre or school on Saturday, February 17, to celebrate 100 years of ...

9 February 2007

Montessori celebrates 100th anniversary
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester, NY, USA
(February 9, 2007) — GREECE — The Greece Montessori School, 300 Chesterton Road, will participate in an area-wide open house of Montessori schools on Monday ...

8 February 2007

Aamir Khan, Zayed and Suniel Shetty come together
IndiaFM - Bombay, India
Aamir Khan, Zayed Khan and Suniel Shetty came together for the first time to participate in the commemorative walk with Montessori school children....

6 February 2007

Montessori turning 100
Tulsa World - Tulsa, OK, USA
"Nobody asked him to do it," said Lori Karmazin, Patrick's teacher, or guide, as she and other Montessori educators are called. ...

Education: Keeping Montessori in Kitsap's Public Schools
Kitsap Sun (Subscription) - Bremerton, WA, USA
The concepts seem New Age, but Marie Montessori's methods of teaching have been in practice for 100 years. They can be observed, for now, ...

4 February 2007

Montessori School holds two-day expo
Hindu - Chennai, India
CHENNAI: Patasala Montessori School hosted a two-day exhibition on Friday and Saturday called `Yesterday's Discovery, Today's Science' to celebrate the ...

2 February 2007

100 years of Montessori - Monroe, MI, USA
27 at Ellis Reference & Information Center to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first Montessori school. The event was intended to ...

Staunton school celebrates two anniversaries in 2007
Staunton News Leader - Staunton, VA, USA
STAUNTON — Walk into a class at the Staunton Montessori School and you'll
find, as one teacher described it, the picture of ordered chaos. ...

1 February 2007

Montessori School of Westfield celebrates Peace
Noblesville Ledger - Noblesville, IN, USA
Students from the Montessori School of Westfield celebrated their fourth Peace Pole Ceremony Jan. 8, along with the 100th anniversay of the first Montessori ...

30 January 2007

Learning the Montessori way still fun 100 years later
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle, WA, USA
As teacher Jan Kamischke looks on, 5-year-old Ella McFarlane draws a kanji symbol at Pacific Crest School, a 21-year-old Montessori school on the fringe of ...

28 January 2007

Celebrating Montessori method
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte, NC, USA
The idea behind Montessori education, created a century ago by Italy's Maria Montessori, is that children learn best when self-motivated and they do much of ...

Education world remembers revolutionary Montessori
Manila Bulletin - Manila, Philippines
At Nerina Noe’s, like in thousands of other Montessori schools around the world, children are free to choose what kind of activity they want to engage in ...

27 January 2007

Still Teaching 100 Years Later—Montessori Schools
13WHAM-TV - Rochester, NY, USA
Some say young workers of today aren't thinking for themselves, but Lisa VanVechten believes Montessori's method of teaching changes that. ...

A time for celebration: Montessori marks 100 years
Central Kitsap Reporter - Kitsap, WA, USA
Students, teachers and alumni of Montessori schools are coming together today to celebrate the program’s 100 year anniversary, with 15 of those years in the ...

26 January 2007

Teaching mavericks celebrate centenary
Hampstead and Highgate Express - London, England, UK
THE pioneering Montessori teaching technique celebrates its 100th birthday this year and practitioners from Hampstead have been celebrating in Rome....

Two-day Montessori centenary fete
Hindu - Chennai, India
HYDERABAD: The Montessori Training and Research Centre in association with Lady Hydari Club, Association Montessori Internationale and city unit is ...

24 January 2007

Montessori school is exactly 100 years old
Expatica - Netherlands
AMSTERDAM – This year, it was one century ago that the Italian Maria Montessori opened her first Casa Dei Bambini. The Dutch Montessori Association (NMV) is ...

Montessori looks back — and ahead
USA Today - USA
When Italian physician Maria Montessori opened a school in a Rome slum 100 years ago this month, she drew jeers and suspicion for her unique approach of ...

The Montessori method of teaching
Connellsville Daily Courier - Connellsville, PA, USA
It's been 100 years since Dr. Maria Montessori began teaching children in San Lorenzo, Rome, in a new kind of way, allowing the children to make their own ...

21 January 2007

Educator celebrates teaching pioneer
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville, IL, USA
When the Centenary of the Montessori Movement opened in Rome, Italy, earlier this month, a metro-east woman was one of the featured speakers....

20 January 2007

Maria Montessori in India
Hindu - Chennai, India
I was thrilled to read the article "The Montessori phenomenon" (Janaury 7, 2007) mainly because of the photo of Dr. Maria Montessori and her son Mario at ...

19 January 2007

100 Years of Montessori Education
BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - London, UK
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first Montessori school.

Previous Radio Interview on BBC

Teachers celebrate Montessori's 100th anniversary
Eagle Tribune - North Andover, MA, USA
ANDOVER - Earlier this month, 1400 educators gathered in Rome to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Montessori school....

18 January 2007

Montessori method a century old
Arizona Republic - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, launched her educational method 100 years ago this month, inspiring a movement that has fostered ...

Celebrating 100 years of Montessori
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Wider Horizons School celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Montessori movement with an open house for the community from 9 to 10 am Feb. 26, 27 and 28....

Montessori's milestone shows value of creativity
Concord Monitor - Concord, NH, USA
Commend this newspaper for printing "Montessori hits 100 years" on Jan. 6. Especially at this time of education reform, it is important to get a clear...

School hits all the headlines
Dunmow Broadcast - Stevenage, Herts, UK
The school, which has 90 pupils, first started using the Montessori method for its reception class in September and has been very impressed by the....

Montessori Turns 100, What Is It Again?
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle, WA, USA
You have heard of it, you've seen it, and maybe your kids are even enrolled in it, but what do you really know about Montessori? ...

16 January 2007

Celebrating 100 years of Montessori
Waterford Today - Waterford, Ireland
2007 is a very special year for the Montessori world as we are celebrating the centenary of the first Montessori school (Casa dei Bambini - House of ...

12 January 2007

Montessori marks 100 years
Dundas Star - Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Colin Macdonald Community School celebrated 100 years of Montessori education with an open house at the Sanders Boulevard school on Monday. ...

Montessori celebrates 100th anniversary of founding
Arizona Republic - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, launched her educational method 100 years ago this month, inspiring a movement that's fostered ...

Good Education in the District
Washington Post - Washington, DC, USA
Montessori programs offer children a wonderful education. My two children are thriving in a Montessori program in the District public schools. ...

8 January 2007

Another primary school gives children choice to aid results
Yorkshire Post Today - UK
Teachers at the 90-pupil Stebbing Primary School, near Great Dunmow in Essex, removed brightly coloured wall displays and brought in natural wood furniture ...

7 January 2007

Montessori brings calm to second state primary
Times Online - UK
The Montessori teaching method, in which children learn at their own pace and testing is banned, has been adopted by a second state primary school in...

School celebrates dramatic change in teaching method
This is London - UK
The Stebbing Primary project emerged as the Montessori movement celebrated its 100th anniversary. On January 6, 1907, Maria Montessori opened the first Casa ...

A milestone for Montessori evokes a mother's appreciation
Boston Globe - Boston, MA, USA
Montessori educators from all over the world are in Rome today, celebrating the 100th anniversary of a revolutionary act in children's education: the...

Montessori students celebrate anniversary
Daily Democrat - Woodland, CA, USA
Children from Bergamo Montessori Schools in Sacramento and Woodland are busy planning the celebration of one of the most important occasions in the history ...

Montessori schools mark 100 years of alternative learning
Juneau Empire (subscription) - Juneau, AK, USA
On Saturday, communities all over the world celebrated the centennial of "Children's House," the first Montessori school in a suburb called San Lorenzo. ...

School trials 'dramatic' change in teaching methods - Hereford, Herefordshire, UK
A second state primary school is adopting the Montessori teaching method in which children are encouraged to choose what they learn - with dramatic results ...

6 January 2007

Montessori’s century-old methods still popular today
South China Morning Post
A new school following the child-based teaching approach will open its doors in Hong Kong next week on the anniversary of its Italian founder, writes Liz Gooch

Schools mark a century of pupil independence S.F. to host celebration-conference for Montessori method begun in Roman slum
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco, CA, USA
Most striking about the classrooms at Marin Montessori School is what isn't there -- no blackboard, no teacher lecturing, and, at day's end, no homework. "Unless you really need it," said Charlotte Crouchley, 9. "If you're slacking." That's not all there...

The Montessori phenomenon
Hindu - Chennai, India
As Medical Officer of Hygiene, Dr. Maria Montessori had been asked to undertake the organisation of infant schools in the model tenements of a building ...

Giving kids the freedom to learn
The Hamilton Spectator - Ontario, Canada
Montessori method is 100 years young
Tony Evans, director of the Montessori school in Dundas, was first introduced to the philosophy as a pupil in the 1960s.

Montessori schools teach children at their own pace
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - St. Louis, MO, USA
St. Charles — A small black-and-white photograph of the Italian educator Maria Montessori hangs on the wall in Miriam Gutting's office like a totem....

Montessori schools to celebrate centennial
Juneau Empire (subscription) - Juneau, AK, USA
Juneau parents, teachers and students are joining colleagues around the world Saturday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Montessori education....

An enduring education legacy
Royal Gazette - Hamilton, Bermuda
When Maria Montessori began teaching badly-needed life skills to a group of
disadvantaged children in early 20th Century Rome, she could never have
foreseen ...

5 January 2007

Seabrook school celebrates 100 years of Montessori
Business Gazette - Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Robert Goddard French Immersion and Montessori School in Seabrook commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Montessori program and the 20th anniversary of ...

Education: Fioroni, We Thank Maria Montessori
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia - Italy
"Italian education has a great debt to Maria Montessori, an exemplary figure in education which has passed through time and who had the courage to create an ...

Montessori-Pädagogik: "Hilf mir, es selbst zu tun"
Die Zeit - Germnay
In den ersten Januartagen werden rund 1500 Erzieher und Montessori-Fans aus aller Welt nach Rom kommen, um Bilanz ihrer 100- jährigen Methode zu ziehen.

Montessori Centenary Year Begins January 6, 2007 (press release) - New Zealand
The centenary year for Montessori education begins on January 6. This was the date in 1907 that Dr Maria Montessori opened the first Montessori casa dei ...

Island briefs
Bermuda Sun - Bermuda
Children from Bermuda's three Montessori Schools are busy planning celebratory events for one of the most important occasions in the history of their school ...

3 January 2007

Merits of Montessori schooling praised
Cape Times (subscription) - Cape Town, South Africa
ROME: A colourful sign reading "Help me to do it alone" greets children as young as 18 months at Rome's Nerina Noe Montessori International School....

Montessori, Now 100, Goes Mainstream
The Casper Star Tribune - Casper, WY, USA
Maria Montessori agreed. Her Children's House offered a few dozen young students freedom. They could sort blocks, measure with beads, play with wooden ...

A century of letting kids learn their own way
Yakima Herald-Republic - WA, USA
Gavin Kessler, 5, and Owen DeVaney, 6, work together on a counting game at the Montessori School of Yakima. The Yakima school is marking its 40th anniversary. Stepping into a classroom at the Montessori School of Yakima is like walking into a world run by children.

2 January 2007

Montessori, Now 100, Goes Mainstream
Washington Post - USA
... Bambini. Maria Montessori agreed. ... education. More than 5,000 Montessori schools are spread across the United States, at least 8,000 worldwide. ...

Education World Remembers Revolutionary Montessori - Targu Mures, Romania
by News Staff. A colourful sign reading "Help me to do it alone" greets children as young as 18 months at Rome's Nerina Noe Montessori International School. ...

30 December 2006

Local Montessori school to celebrate 100 years of popular ...
Ridgecrest Daily Independent - Ridgecrest, CA, USA
The children at Heritage Montessori School are joining in the worldwide celebration of 100 years of Montessori education. January 6, 2007 marks the ...

26 December 2006

Local Montessori leaders gear up for centenary - MA, USA
BEVERLY - As the city gears up for its New Year's festivities, local Montessori leaders are looking forward to another jubilee - the centenary celebration of ...

19 December 2006

Montessori Education Celebrates Centenary
This Day (subscription) - Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
Montessori International, Opera Nazionale Montessori, eminent Professors, academics and distinguished speakers who would among other things, draw attention of ...