Where Will Montessori Take Your Child?
Have you ever wondered how the Montessori learning system is preparing your child for their future? You want to give them the best foundation for learning. You want them to continue their education and become successes no matter what they decide to do in life.
We’ve all asked a child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We’ve heard all the answers – a doctor, fireman, policeman, mommy, daddy, writer, teacher.
Your child will benefit from their Montessori education throughout life. While it’s true that countless successful individuals were not Montessori-educated, the accomplishments of the individuals below – and their strong, ongoing advocacy for the Montessori system – inspire us as parents, and in time will offer examples for your child of the success that is within their reach.
Katherine Graham (June 16, 1917 – July 17, 2001) was a Pulitzer prize-winning author and once owner and editor of the Washington Post.
“The Montessori method, learning by doing, once again became my stock in trade.”
Yo-Yo Ma is a United Nations Peace Ambassador, winner of 15 Grammy Awards, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom & National Medal of the Arts. A child prodigy cellist and Montessori student, Yo Yo Ma learned early to follow his own interests and think outside traditional definitions. Today, critics call his artistic style “omnivorous.”
Will Wright is a video game pioneer and creator of The Sims. He says Montessori was the “imagination amplifier” that prepared him for creating The Sims, Sim City, Spore and Super Mario Brothers.
“Sim City comes right out of Montessori… It’s all about learning on your own terms.”
Watch this TedTalks video from 2007 in which Will Wright discusses how his Montessori education has been the basis for alot of his game creations.
Devi Sridhar was the youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar. She has been an Oxford research fellow and an Oxford lecturer on global health politics. At 18, Devi Sridhar spoke five languages, played both tennis and the violin expertly, and co-wrote a book on Indian mythology.
T. Berry Brazelton is a prominent pediatrician, child psychiatrist, author and Harvard Medical School professor emeritus.
Dr. Brazelton’s philosophy of parenting has supported countless families as they raise confident, well-adjusted children. Brazelton attended a Montessori school as a child and now supports Montessori philosophy through his lectures and publications.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014), Nobel Prize winning author, has said that his Montessori education gave him “the desire to kiss literature.”
I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.
Each individual’s name above is a link to more information.