When Maria Montessori arrived in USA in 1913, she was greeted enthusiastically and with passion by the Americans thanks to the revolution she made in the child education system. In fact, the New York tribune dedicated to her a wonderful piece with the title: "Maria Montessori, the most interesting woman of Europe". Thereafter, the pedagogical metho...

About 150 years ago, the Western world, in the midst of a major industrial revolution, began an experiment. It started gathering all children during weekdays into rooms where teachers told them what they should know: memorizing letter symbols to read and bits of knowledge to recite and repeat on tests. Learning was rewarded in various ways. Soon th...

Please join us for Every Child, a workshop on Early Childhood Education organized by the Italian Language and Culture Committee of Com.it.es of San Francisco, in collaboration with theItalian Society at Berkeley and Early Days Autism Center in Sacramento. Where: Ann Head Alumnae Hall, 2537 Haste St, Berkeley, CA 94720. When: Saturday October 7th, 8...

We will never state that Italy has to teach something to the United States, or vice versa: on the contrary, we think that, by combining their cultures, societies, and economic inheritances, the two can achieve winning goals, together. Nevertheless, this interview shows how an Italian woman has taught something to the United States, applying a metho...

From February 28th - March 5th, The Montessori Children's Academy (MCA) celebrated Montessori Education Week within its schools and throughout the surrounding communities. More than 400 students from MCA's Chatham, and Short Hills campuses created artwork representing some of their favorite Montessori materials, including a replica of the Mont...

"Montessori has helped me become the person that I am today," says the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, the best 3-point shooter in a single season in NBA history. In a video just released by the American Montessori Society, Living Montessori: The Curry Family, the NBA standout reflects on the impact of his early Montessori education.  ...

The Boardman High School chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the Italian National Honor Society, the Maria Montessori chapter, recently had its annual induction ceremony on May 15. Sixteen juniors were inducted in the event, as well as one honorary member, Mr. Eric Simione, a social studies teacher at Boardman.   The ceremony featur...

When young people are in middle school, they are thought to be at the peak of self-doubt. They're restless, can lack direction and don't always have confidence, even as they are trying to find out who they are. "Everyone is so afraid of the middle school years," said Staci Eddleman, principal of Westport Middle School. "It's a tough time for k...

In the boys' classroom at Lamplighters Yeshivah in the Hasidic Jewish stronghold of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Montessori number-counting boards and decimal beads share space with Hebrew-learning materials. A colorful timeline on the wall shows two strands of world history in parallel: secular on the left, Jewish on the right.   A photo of the...

by Marco Bardazzi / La Stampa   The life stories of great people who have changed America can often be traced back to a common starting point: a boat from Europe sailing into the New York harbor with a salute toward the Statue of Liberty and an obligatory passage with the immigration officials at Ellis Island. But for an elegant Italian sig...