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The needs of the fourth plane of development, and their implications for secondary education

By Jonathan Wolff and Marc Seldin What do colleges need from their new students? Are Montessori secondary programs meeting those needs? Over the past three years, we have visited and met with professors and admissions officers at over 20 and colleges and universities. In these conversations, the picture which has emerged is that generally students […]

Victory and Peace

Victory and Peace Preventing conflicts is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education. We must convince the world of the need for a universal, collective effort to build the foundation for peace. Love is not the cause but the effect of the normal development of the individual. – Dr. Maria Montessori […]

Be careful what you test for!

[this test was] considered quite independently of the influence of culture and education; and it was appreciated as the expression of an intimate, personal activity of the intelligence itself. But if one of [my students] had been subjected to the test, he would, in virtue of a long sensory training, have chosen the largest and […]

Parenting Without Fear

The unhappiness of man is the most fearful feature of the reality of our times. He no longer feels any genuine joy. He is terrified… The real danger threatening humanity is the emptiness in men’s souls; all the rest is merely a consequence of this emptiness. Dr. Maria Montessori Education and Peace, page 46   […]