Additional Resources

Click here to visit the American Montessori Society website.

Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Thinkers from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.

What Children Teach Us About Peace from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.

John Hunter, a keynote speaker at the AMS 2014 Annual Conference and creator of the World Peace Game, shares his thoughts about peace education and how Maria Montessori’s ideals of the prepared environment and following the child can lead to new discoveries for students and educators alike.

Peace education is a vital component of the Montessori curriculum. The teaching of peace and global citizenship can transform a child’s life and lead them to a more fulfilling world view. Learn more about Montessori education at


If you would like to read more about the Montessori approach to education, we suggest these books:

  • The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori
  • Education and Peace by Maria Montessori
  • Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius by Angeline Lillard
  • Montessori Today by Paula Lillard
  • Montessori: A Modern Approach by Paula Lillard

The Montessori Foundation is a good source for informative articles and videos.

Here is a short list of books on parenting that we recommend:

  • Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson
  • Discipline for Life: Getting it Right with Children by Madelyn Swift
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Here is a video about the benefit of completing the 3-year cycle in the 3-6 classroom (“The Kindergarten Year”).

Here is a link to psychologist, Stephen Hughes’ talk about Montessori education and higher order cognitive functions. 

Many well-known innovators have been graduates of Montessori schools.  To read articles about some of these creators, click below:

Montessori Education Week is celebrated internationally every year, during a week in early spring.  Click below to see a slideshow created by MSP in honor of Montessori Education Week.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow